Deep Pore Cleansing Method

Deep Pore Cleansing Method
Step 1 – Oil Cleansing Method
Step 2 – Exfoliate
Step 3 – Mask Them Out


This is a method I regularly use to deep clean my pores to get rid of the gunk in my pores and encourage blackheads and clogged pores to loosen up. It’s quite an intensive treatment involving cleansing, exfoliating and clay masking consecutively so I do this no more than once a week.


Step 1 – Oil Cleansing Method


1.1 Remove makeup with micellar water or cleansing towelette. (This step isn’t necessary in the traditional OCM)

1.2 Apply a generous amount of oil blend onto my skin and leave it on for 5-10 minutes (I use 1:1 castor oil and grapeseed oil).

1.3 Massage the skin for 4-5 minutes, and place a warm washcloth over your face for 30 seconds before wiping off all the oils. Repeat this step once or twice more if you like.


This step removes excess oils and dirt on the skin, and the washcloth gently exfoliates the surface of the skin.


Step 2 – BHA treatment


2.1 Apply your BHA treatment, 2% is ideal for this but if your skin cannot tolerate this, use a milder BHA. 

2.2 Leave on for 15 minutes

2.3 Wipe down with a warm washcloth.


The BHA will work into the pores and loosen up all the gunk and sebum in the pores, making them easier to come out in the next step!


Step 3 – Clay mask


3.1 Apply a clay mask over your skin straightaway.

3.2 Follow the instructions on your clay mask on the wait time. It’s usually 10-15 minutes.

3.3 Wash off with lukewarm water & pat dry


Immediately follow with the rest of your skin care – make sure to pack on the hydration.


And that’s it! Easy and effective.


Do it;

Share it;

And give me a shout to let me know how you get on!


Note: I know that Jude from Fifty Shades of Snail wrote something similar called The Grit Method. I just wanted to clarify that I’ve been doing this since before reading Fifty Shades of Snail. I’ve tried her method and found that my variation works better for my skin. You may like to try both to see which works better for you!


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