Can You Use Facial Cleansing Devices to Shrink Clogged Pores?

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Facial cleansing devices have been revolutionizing skincare for the past few years now. As brands like FOREO are bringing the focus away from beauty and more onto the health and vitality of skin, it may be time to think about how they can cleanse and treat yours. As we’re sure you’re aware, one of the biggest problem areas talked about in beauty is pores, so let’s take a look at whether these devices can both clean them and minimize their appearance to give you the confidence you need to face the day.

What Are Pores?

Human skin has pores for several reasons. Firstly, these tiny openings allow the skin to breathe. They let oils, hair, and more come to the surface of the skin to be removed, as well as promote absorption for topical treatments. The problem with the latter is that pores can get clogged – and not all materials that enter pores are going to be good (like dirt and other debris). Unfortunately, not all skin cleansing is made equal – and your current skincare routine could very well be lacking.

What Clogs Pores?

If you’ve noticed that your pores are looking larger or darker and are making you feel self-conscious, it may be worthwhile to understand what is causing this occurrence before selecting a treatment like facial cleansing devices. The biggest culprits clogging pores are:

  • Dead skin cells
  • Toxins and air pollutants
  • Noncomedogenic makeup products
  • Oil, bacteria, and dirt transferred from your hands
  • Sweat
  • Excess sebum
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What’s the Best Way to Unclog Pores?

While simply keeping your face clean will go some way to reducing the appearance of pores, one of the best ways to shrink them is to exfoliate. While there are a host of products out there that can perform this task, it’s no secret that these can be particularly abrasive and many are simply not suitable for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as acne or eczema. So what are your options?

Well, Swedish skincare disrupter FOREO has the answer to that question. Designing and innovating in the skincare niche for over a decade, this brand is making skin health its top priority. The LUNA 4 range is a collection of facial cleansing devices that go the extra mile when gently cleansing your skin. The company claims to unclog pores safely and at a deeper level than any other exfoliating product for the most noticeable results.

It also claims to have the softest silicone touchpoints on the market, designed with ultra-hygienic, dermatologically-tested materials that won’t harbor pathogens, so you can showcase clear, healthy skin as soon as you start using your device.

How to Use a Facial Cleansing Device to Unclog Pores

Firstly, dampen your skin and apply a specially-formulated cleanser for your needs. Set your chosen LUNA 4 device to your favorite cleansing mode and gently move it across problem areas in circular motions. When this is complete, rinse your face and properly clean your machine. As FOREO products feature trademarked T-Sonic Pulsation technology, a NIR LED light, heating, and a microcurrent, so the results may be noticeable in as little as one use. Also, the skin should feel plumper, more refreshed, and very clean.

If your beauty routine is simply begging to be optimized, the LUNA 4 collection is ready to take your skincare to the next level with minimal effort. So what are the results? The reviews from LUNA™ 4 users are almost five stars across the board, but if you truly want to know, try for yourself.