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Clogged Pores and the Importance of Deep Cleansing

FOREO KIWI pore vacuum device vacuuming pores on the nose

Healthy, glowing skin starts with a clean canvas - deep pore cleansing is a cornerstone of any effective skincare routine because not only does it remove impurities, but it also helps prevent breakouts, minimize the appearance of pores, and promote overall skin health.


The number and size of pores vary depending on factors like gender, ethnicity, and location on the body. They are also largely a result of genetics. However, skincare practices and lifestyle choices can significantly influence pore appearance, emphasizing the importance of a tailored skincare routine to maintain clear and smooth skin.   

What Causes Clogged Pores?

Our skin is exposed to environmental pollutants, makeup residues, and excess oil daily. Over time, these impurities can clog our pores, leading to acne, blackheads, and an uneven complexion, affecting the skin’s natural ability to function optimally. 


Clogged pores, also known as comedones, occur when different factors contribute to the blockage of hair follicles and sebaceous glands (microscopic glands found in your hair follicles that produce sebum, an oily substance that keeps your skin lubricated). The main reason for this is the overproduction of sebum. When sebum combines with dead skin cells and other debris, it can create a plug within the pore. This plug can get worse by the growth of bacteria, leading to inflammation and the formation of whiteheads or blackheads. Other factors like pollution, makeup, and poor skincare practices also play a role in clogging your pores by introducing more impurities and hindering the natural shedding of skin cells.  

What Does a Clogged Pore Look Like?

A clogged pore typically shows up as a small, raised bump on the skin's surface, which can have different appearances depending on the type of blockage. There are two types of comedones - closed (whiteheads) and open (blackheads). When excess sebum, dead skin cells, and impurities build up within the pore, it forms a whitehead, appearing as a small, white, or flesh-colored bump. If the pore remains open and the mixture oxidizes with air, it results in a blackhead, characterized by a dark, black, or brownish appearance. 


It's a common misconception that the dark speck is dirt - it is actually a chemical reaction. When the impurities inside the pore mix with oxygen in the air, the black color appears. Both types of clogged pores may lead to inflammation, redness, and tenderness, potentially progressing into acne if you leave it untreated. That's why deep pore cleansing is essential to tackle these issues and achieve a smoother, healthier complexion.

Deep Pore Cleansing at Home in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Prepare Your Skin Start by removing makeup and washing your hands thoroughly. This ensures that you're not transferring additional dirt and bacteria to your face during the cleansing process.   

Step 2: Deep Cleansing For the softest deep cleanse of your life, choose the LUNA™ 4 device, which is clinically proven to remove 99% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue. At the same time, it promotes circulation, lymphatic drainage, and absorption of active ingredients - all thanks to T-Sonic™ pulsations and ultra-hygienic silicone touchpoints that effortlessly glide over your skin.   

Step 3: Deep pore cleansing with KIWI™  Now, the ultimate question - how to get rid of blackheads? After facial cleansing with LUNA™, it's time to tackle those stubborn impurities using KIWI™ blackhead remover pore vacuum. It's the fastest, safest, and most efficient way to remove blackheads from the skin. With perfectly calibrated vacuum suction that is gentle on the skin, it also features a blue LED that removes any remaining bacteria under the skin - crucial for the prevention of future breakouts.    


Remember, consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Make deep pore cleansing a part of your daily or weekly routine, and you'll be well on your way to skin that looks and feels its best.



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Livia 04/10/2023

I use Luna 4 almost every day and my skin has gotten a lot better. I would also like to try kiwi. It's on my wish list

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dora 04/10/2023

In reply to by Livia


Hi dear Livia,

Thank you for sharing!

We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the results after including our LUNA™ 4 in your facial care routine! But, with our new KIWI™ you will be even more delighted! It will suck all of your problems away :)

Enjoy the treatments with your device and have a great day!

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Mari Anne Duus 13/10/2023

Hi there,
I have now aquired the Bear, the Luna and the Kiwi derma. How do I use these on a weekly basis? Take turns pr day? All of them every day? Please make it easy.

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dora 13/10/2023

In reply to by Mari Anne Duus


Hello Mari,

thank you for the comment!

You can use BEAR™ and LUNA™ every day if you like, but KIWI™ derma is not recommended for using every day because you can over-exfoliate your skin. :)

If you need more detail about our devices feel free to ask our customer care at https://www.foreo.com/support/contact

Greetings <3


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