How to remove clogged pores under eyes

Updated February 21, 2017

Clogged pores are the result of too much oil (sebum) on the skin, and can show up on the skin as lead to large, noticeable pores. The area under the eyes has sebaceous glands to keep the face moisturised. But overproduction of sebum leads to oily and clogged skin. Dead skin cells, make-up, thick facial lotions and dirt can also clog the pores. The best way to unclog the pores is to keep the skin clean with regular washing.

Steam the face using a pot of boiling water. Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Turn off the stove to prevent burns. Place a towel over your face and lean over the pot. Allow the steam to soften and drain the pores. Continue the steam treatment for about 10 minutes.

Clean the face. Apply a gently cleanser to the eye area with your fingers or apply buttermilk. Massage gently into the face for about 30 seconds. Buttermilk can act as a mild cleanser as it contains lactic acid, as well as alpha hydroxy acid or AHA, which deep cleans the pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells, preventing clogging. (See References 2)

Rinse off buttermilk. Fill hands with warm water and splash it on the face to remove the cleanser. Remove all traces of the cleanser.

Apply lemon juice to the eye area. Pour a little lemon juice onto one palm. Pat the lemon juice onto the under eye area with a finger. Leave lemon juice on skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Buttermilk
  • Lemon juice
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