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Hi, I'm skin care expert, Tracy O'Connor, and today we're going to talk about how to keep pores from clogging. So a common concern is how to keep pores from clogging. I think all of us want to know how to keep our skin clear and to keep our pores clean. So the best way is to use a multi dimensional approach. We want to use exfoliants that will help to sweep the dead skin cells off the surface that kind of trap the bacteria that leads to clogged pores and we also want to make sure that we have an appropriate cleanser that's cleansing the skin, getting rid of that dirt and debris every day and finally you always want to use a mask treatment once or twice a week that will also help to further pull the impurities out of the pores. Our beautiful model, Crissa, has combination skin. So she has a little bit of dryness on the edges of her face but then we have a bit of oiliness and congestion in the common areas where the T-zone is which leads to large pores. So I'm going to go ahead and cleanse Crissa's skin with a cleanser designed specifically to tighten pores and relieve congestion. I'll be using The Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser by Kiehl's. Now I'm going to first start by dampening Crissa's skin and I like to use a cleanser in the shower. I think that's the best time to use a cleanser because the steam from the shower and the heat from the shower is going to soften the dead skin cells that are on the surface of the skin so it will allow for better penetration of the product. Okay now we're going to go into using just a little bit of product, just about a dime size amount. I already love the feel of this cleanser. It has diatomaceous Earth and Amazonian white clay, that's why it has this white texture. So it's fantastic for cleansing the skin, softening the skin, removing the dirt and debris. What this clay is going to do is pull the toxins out of the skin and restore a healthier more even skin tone and when working the product into the skin you just want to do nice massaging motions. When you do have debris deep in the pore you want the product to penetrate so that massaging will help to improve the circulation and pull the product deeper into the pore so you have more clarity and more clarification. I'm just gently removing the product and I can already feel that her skin is so soft and it feels hydrated. It doesn't feel like the skin is stripped and she has a nice kind of soft rosy glow to the skin and one of the reasons her skin is not irritated is because it has aloe and oat kernel extract. Now both of those are anti-inflammatory and are going to prevent irritation and inflammation. A lot of times when we have enlarged pores, inflammation comes as a result because the bacteria that's trapped in those pores maybe has been in there for a long time and the debris that's there is creating irritation in the hair follicle. So all of these ingredients work synergistically throughout the day to help regulate oil production as well as keep the skin smooth and soft. And finally to also keep our pores and skin healthy it's important to use a daily sunscreen. If we don't use a daily sunscreen, our skin isn't protected from the UVA and UVB rays. Those rays can cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin and that loss of elasticity can cause the pore to expand. So it's important to always use sunscreen. And that's how to keep pores from clogging. I'm Tracy O'Connor. Thanks for watching.