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Congestion

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.

Congested Skin

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
is most prone

Blackheads &
uneven surface

Deep, gentle clean
+ hydration

Lets combat Congested Skin together!

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:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • 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.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, a potent exfoliator for the topmost layers of the skin - removing dead cells which clog pores.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has benefits for all skin types, especially congested skin. It’s antifungal and antibacterial properties fight bacteria while drawing impurities out from within the pore.

Bentonite and Kaolin Clay

Known for its ability to draw out toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals from the skin Bentonite also soaks up extra oil. Kaolin clay has more mild absorption properties than bentonite, which makes it ideal for dry to normal skin.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid draws water into the cells and holds onto it for rapid hydration benefits - it can hold 1000x its weight in water. It deeply hydrates, keeping skin plump and minimises fine lines.

Need help with your skin routine?

Need help choosing the congested skin treatment routine for your skin? Book a free consultation with a Skin Service Consultant.

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There are several steps you can take to reduce congestion, one of the most important is to use an exfoliant containing AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) as this will help to remove dead skin cell build up which leads to blocked pores, helping to minimise congestion and blackheads.

You can also incorporate the ingredient Niacinamide into your skincare routine which will help to regulate oil flow and prevent sebum from clogging pores, inhibiting congestion and blackheads as well as improving the overall appearance of pores.

You will be able to feel your congestion by running a clean hand over your skin. If you feel bumps that aren’t active or cystic breakouts, generally this is congestion.

Congested skin is a build of dead skin cells under the surface so can have underlying bumps that never turn into ‘active’ breakouts. Blackheads are also another sign of congestion.

Regularexfoliationis the most effective method of decongesting the skin as it will remove a build up of dead skin cells. Even though excess dead skin cells are to blame for congestion, it is important to make sure you are using the right type of exfoliation product to remove the congested layer. We recommend to avoid using harsh, physical exfoliation, instead opt for a chemical exfoliant with binding agents like charcoal which attaches to dirt and toxins to draw them out of the pores.

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