How Can I Fix Congested Skin?
Are you suffering from congestion, bumpy skin or clogged pores? On this episode we're exploring the causes, how to avoid it and the best products to get your skin back on track.
Here are some good signs your skin is congested:
There are many reasons why our skin becomes congested. The most common culprits are:
The reason we worry about congestion is because it can lead to more serious things like acne.
I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times before but one thing within our control (unlike hormones) is our diet. So cleaning up your diet is one step you can at least try to see if it will help.
Cutting back on processed food, sugar, and alcohol and adding in extra veggies to your routine may make a difference.
Other ways to prevent clogged pores include:
Let’s start with cleansers. It’s really important to get this step right because it's the step that sets up the rest of your skincare. Unfortunately, using thewrong type of cleansers can aggravate many skin issues, including irritation and a damaged barrier.
That why we want to stay away from anything too harsh and stick with simple and effective cleansers.
If double cleansing isn’t already a part of your nightly routine then it's worth making the change.
Starting with an oil-based cleanser will help to remove all of your makeup, excess oil and sebum that has built up throughout the day.
Follow this with a soft powder or foam cleanse to ensure that your face is properly clean before you apply the rest of your skincare.
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Subi Bare Skin Balm – ingredients include Vitamin E, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Sea Buckthorn Oil
Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser – ingredients include Centella Asiatica, Ceramides and Licorice
APLB Blackout Cleansing Oil- This gentle cleansing oil helps cleanse makeup and waste from the skin. The texture is surprisingly lightweight for an oil cleanser and holds onto pores tightly for an effective and deep cleanse.
dAlba Piedmont Peptide No Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser - a great option for gently clearing pores and it is huge coming in at 300ml.
Jelly Ko Cinnamon Toast Sugar Scrub Foam – ingredients include Ceramides, Black Sugar Extract, Vitamin E
For congested skin, you may want to incorporate something that offers skin clearing properties.Try:
If you tend towards the dry or sensitive side, I would recommend mixing it up with an exfoliating and hydrating toner in your routine.Jelly Ko Dewy Glaze Toneris perfect for this and also won’t weigh down combination or oily skin.
Incorporating some treatments to help exfoliate and combat congestion is also a great idea. There are so many different products on the K-Beauty market. The key will be something that you can use consistently and enjoy using so that you don't skip it in your routine or irritate your skin with it.
Getting your moisturiser right when your skin is congested is going to be super important. While you do want to avoid anything too heavy you need to make sure that your skin is hydrated and soothed. The following creams are great for healing and balancing the skin.
Looking for more personalised tips on how to treat congested skin? Simply reach out to one of our friendly staff at STYLE STORY and we will help curate the perfect routine for you.
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"The key to a good exfoliating treatment is finding something that you can use consistently and enjoy using so that you don't skip it in your routine or irritate your skin with it."- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show Podcast
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