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Hi, I'm skin ccare Expert Tracy O'Connor and today, I'm going to show you how to open the pores deep down to get rid of congestion. So, when makeup settles into our pores, what happens is we get a buildup. And that builds up can create congestion, congestion of oil, dead skin cells and that leads to proliferation of bacteria which can create blackheads and other kinds of breakouts. Our beautiful model Krissa 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 Krissa's skin with the 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 Krissa'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 allows for a 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, an Amazonian white clay that's why this 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 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 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 pores to expand. So, it's important to always use sunscreen. And there you go, that's how to open pores deep down to get rid of congestion. I'm Tracy O'Connor, thanks for watching.