Anyone who’s frequented a sauna or bathhouse will tell you how heat can help expel toxins from your body. There’s also reason why most facials feature a lot of steaming: To effectively remove blackheads and whiteheads, pores must be dilated. And a steady stream of warm mist makes extraction easier – as well as less painful. Here, we present to you the latest self-heating (yup, they heat upon application) pore de-cloggers work the same way – except they are only for the T-zone and the parts of the cheeks alongside the nose.
#1: Laneige Mini Pore Heating and Clean Duo, $30
This is a two-step heating gel and clay mask kit. Massage the gel into skin until there’s a warm sensation, then immediately rinse off. After that, apply the mask and rinse off when it dries. This formula is mild enough that you can use three days in a row if you want intensive pore care.
#2: Orbis Care-na Hot Cool Gel, $23
A cushion-like gooey gel with ultra-gentle charcoal powder and exfoliating grains to flush out blackheads, whiteheads and dirt, and has added hyaluronic acid and collagen in it as well so that it doesn’t irritate skin.
#3: Garnier Pure Active Matcha Deep Clean Blackhead and Pore Purifying Clay Mask, $2 for two 6ml sachets
A paste-like formula that warms up almost instantly, it contains kaolin clay to dissolve oils and gunk, and matcha extract to minimise inflammation in acne-prone skin within three minutes.
This story first appeared on www.herworldplus.com.