HOW TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR PORES
Myth-busting alert: pores are totally healthy and normal! They’re actually vital mechanisms, allowing your skin to breathe and release natural oils. But to help them do their job (and keep the confidence-wobbling blemishes away), we’ve got to keep those pores clean and unclogged. Ready for a spring clean?
Ok, let’s start with a deep cleanse to clear away all traces of makeup, sweat, and lingering bacteria. To create a completely clear canvas, choose our cult-favourite Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier and follow up with Clear Skies Cleansing Powder for an effective double cleanse.
Clear Skies transforms into a soft, creamy emulsion when mixed with water, leaving your face free from sebum, excess oils, and pesky dead skin cells that could trigger breakouts. Ideal for combination, oily or blemish-prone skin, the encapsulated plant enzymes do the dirty work by eating up impurities, while blue spirulina rinses out your pores for a super clean feeling. A dream team for your fresh start!
If you have larger pores or extra oily skin (the gentlemen among us might naturally relate to this), opt for Clear Slate Deep Cleansing Powder for your second cleanse. This formula is supercharged with purifying volcanic ash, bamboo charcoal, and antibacterial eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils to cleanse away excess oil and lift stubborn impurities. You’ll feel like your face has been dunked in glacial waters!
Here comes the most important step. Once your skin is completely clean and dry (use a clean towel, pretty please!), apply Ocean Dive Pore-Clearing Serum using a Bamboo Bud or sustainable cotton pad. Apply a few drops of this sparkling blue serum every evening, targeting areas that are congested with blemishes, bumps, or oiliness. For most of us, that’s the chin, nose, and forehead.
Combining a trio of excellent exfoliating acids, Ocean Dive dissolves those bumps by cleaning out debris and mopping up the mess lurking beneath your skin. Lactic acid (an AHA derived from sugar cane) sloughs away dead skin to stimulate fresh, new cells, while 2% salicylic acid (a BHA smaller in molecular structure) is able to get deeper into the skin to unclog the gunk from unreachable corners.
For an ocean-inspired finale, marine fulvic acid rushes in to kill any lingering bacteria, while cooling down any red inflammation, and providing antioxidative protection against future aggressors. How cool is that? If you want to know more about Ocean Dive, why not read the glowing reviews for yourself?
The beauty of Ocean Dive is that it thoroughly clears, decongests and brightens, without stripping or stressing out your skin. But that’s no excuse to skip the moisturiser! You may be wary of moisturising oily skin for fear that it might re-congest your complexion, but that’s a myth we’re here to bust! When your skin is dehydrated, it can get a little anxious and begin to over-produce oil, to compensate for the lack of moisture. This results in excess sebum and clogged pores all over again. To leave your skin moisture levels balanced and stable, choose Skin Feast. A super lightweight, yet antioxidant-rich formula, this nourishing concentrate is the perfect way to protect your pores and lock in moisture – so you can leave your skin in a better state than you found it.