Congested skin treatments focus on keeping pores clean and refined.
Congested skin is characterised by the appearance of pores clogged with a combination of oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and other debris. Clogged pores can become blackheads and whiteheads if not treated quickly.
Oily skin with large pores is most prone to congestion but it can occur in all skin types.
Best products for congested skin
The most effective congested skincare keeps pores clear without damaging the surface of the skin.
Signs your skin is congested
Run a clean hand across your face. Does the skin feel bumpy and uneven? It’s likely you have congested skin. Signs of congestion include:
- A bumpy, uneven surface
- Dull “dirty” looking skin
Ingredients for congested skin
The best skincare for congested skin is formulated with ingredients to deeply clean pores without being overly abrasive to the skin’s surface.
Look for moisture boosting ingredients in products for congested skin too - hydration prevents the overproduction of oil that leads to clogged pores.