How To Get Rid Of Clogged Pores On Cheeks

How To Get Rid Of Clogged Pores On Cheeks

Large/Small Clogged Pores Treatment

Do clogged pores on cheeks mean unclear skin? Does it indicate having a problematic skin which is prone to acne and blackheads? My skin gets badly exposed to the dirt and pollution every day.

In addition to this, oil secretion on the face and dead skin cells all equally contribute to the clogging of the pores. To keep the skin fresh and clean, I used to wash my face with clean water many times throughout the day.

Recently I came to know that only cleaning the face with water is not enough to prevent clogged pores. Instead, it requires deep cleansing and giving regular treatment to the face.

How to deal with clogged pores?

I have tried to search for the reasons of extremely clogged pores, and the first thing I came to know is the fact that sebaceous glands underneath the skin serve very important role in occurrence of acne and blackheads.

Oil is secreted by this gland that is known as sebum. Sebum acts like glue and sticks easily to the dead skin cells.

After reading through many medical articles on this common problem, I understood that clogged pores treatment should be started at an early stage in order to prevent the severe effect on facial skin.

In case of recurrence of acne it can end up in the stretch and dilate pores on the face. It further results in blockage and acne.

It might sound surprising that clogged pores on face and nose can be removed entirely by undergoing the right treatment.

Treating clogged pores not only means cleaning the outer layer of the skin, but it has more to it. Cleaning the surface layer is all about treating the skin in a superficial manner without treating the hidden layer of the face.

Therefore, it calls for the use of skincare products that are capable of penetrating deeper into your skin working on the deeper reason for clogged pores.

Using Microdermabrasion

I tried with some home remedies, and it included using a microdermabrasion kit and can be used to clean the skin, reduce the chances of acne by reducing germs and other pathogens.

You can also try a sonic wave cleaner that would help to treat the skin in between your microdermabrasion treatments. I always prefer using a skin cleanser before using a facial pores treatment.

In this regard, moisturizers are also vital to be included in your daily skincare routine. In case, your skin type is dry, then without moisturizing it, it would tend to produce more oil and therefore, make it more problematic than ever.

How to get rid of clogged pores on cheeks?

Have you ever thought about clogged pores on cheeks? Among the clogged pores on cheeks causes, the noticeable one is sebum oil secreted by the sebaceous glands.

These glands are infected by bacteria, sweat, and dirt all the time. As a result your facial skin results in the clogged pores that start a lot more issues.

You cannot blame only these glands for the clogging of pores. Some other reasons are also there which equally contribute to clogged pores.

To have a deep understanding of this problem read along to know the other serious enemies of your beauty.


Since the facial skin is exposed to dust and dirt throughout the day, it can be considered as the main cause of clogged pores.

The contact of dirt with the facial skin can happen everywhere whether you are at home or outdoors.

Bacteria grow and breed happily on dirty bed sheets and harm your skin while you are sleeping.

At home I try to handle this issue by keeping a check on my pillow covers and bed sheets and try to change them daily in order to avoid the accumulation of any dirt on my sleep essentials.


Have you ever thought that the clogged pores might also result of a sensitive digestive system? Intestinal infection or irregular bowel habits may be the reason behind clogging of pores on your skin.


By narrowing down the arteries, smoking affects the cardiovascular system. Prolonged smoking habits also cause skin diseases most prominently on smokers’ cheeks.

The pores can also get clogged when the smoke emanating from your cigarettes remain close to your skin.

Exposure to heat and smoke may dry out your skin resulting in clogging of the pores on the skin along with wrinkles, pimples, and others ailments.

Using Wrong Facial Products

Improper facial treatment contributes immensely to clogged pores. Other than this, usage of unsuitable skin products also increases sebum secretion and clogging of the pores.

I must also mention here that not removing makeup with suitable cleanser before bed is counted as inappropriate facial treatment. You should totally avoid excessive scrubbing since it opens pores and ends in clogged pores on cheeks.


Apart from poor metabolic rate, improper diet resulting in malnutrition can be another significant reason for clogged pores. That also includes excessively salty food, excessive sugar intake and junk food.

If you are regularly taking such unhealthy foods, you have higher risk of clogged pores on the cheeks. Unbalanced diet results in improper metabolism and thus to skin issues.


The clogged pores on cheeks are also common when a kid hits her puberty. The hormonal changes in puberty in teenagers results in acne and clogged pores.


The problem of clogged cheeks may occur if your parents faced the same problem. Genetics is the reason for many skin problems.

My mom and all my aunts had clogged pores on cheeks, and therefore, I too have inherited the same.

Some remedies to clean the clogged pores


It is one of the easiest and inexpensive techniques to unclog the pores on your skin.

Prior to taking the steam from a hot water vessel you must not forget to clean your face with a skin friendly cleanser.

Steam the face for 10 to 15 minutes taking care that it is not excessively hot to handle. Finish this treatment with generous toner and moisturizer application.

Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s earth is also known as Multani Mitti, is another exfoliating material that helps in cleaning the clogged pores around the nose and lips.

It helps in drawing out excessive sebum that contributes to the blocking of the pores.

You must include it in your regular beauty regime.


You can use powdered sugar as an exfoliating scrub in moderation to unclog those pores on your cheeks.


Lemon not only improves your digestion if taken in warm water early morning but it also helps to get rid of clogged pores.

It helps to reduce oil under skin and help it exfoliate.

Gently rub lemon juice on your face for 2-3 minutes and leave it untouched for some time. Rinse with fresh water and apply moisturizer that suits your skin.


To keep the pores clean and prevent it from clogging, honey is the best remedy.

Massage your cheeks with few drops of honey and then wash away with lukewarm water.

You will not feel the need of moisturizer since honey is a natural moisturizer leaving your skin soft and supple.


Skin problems are not that difficult to tackle.  A little care, using the right skin care products and these simple home remedies can help you in reducing clogged pores on your precious cheeks.

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