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The Best Ways To Clean Your Pores!

Smaller Pores ... Greater Skin!


In skincare we often hear certain buzz words that are meant to either scare us or excite us, with the end goal of making us run to the store to buy something we don't really need. One of these buzzworthy words you've definitely heard of ...?




Unfortunately, over-the-counter products try to get us to fear our pores without really telling us what they are, which is crazy considering pores cover every inch of our bodies except our palms and the soles of our feet. (1)

Well, there's no need to fear your pores anymore. In this blog we talk about what pores are, why they're important, and how to CLEAN THEM TODAY!




Though pores are commonly discussed in over-the-counter skincare ads, they're never really clear on what your pores actually are. Well, we're here to tell you that pores are absolutely essential to maintaining strong skin and a healthy body.

Put simply, pores are small openings around your sweat glands and hair follicles that help gases and liquids move through your skin's surface. (2)

And believe it or not, there are two types of pores that differ in a really simple way - one releases sebum (your body's oil), and the other releases sweat. (3)


FUN FACT: Hot water irritates your skin, making your pores appear larger! Cool down and wash with GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL ORGANIC FACE WASH today! (4)


Pores are so basic that they're not exclusive to skincare. In fact, many things contain pores, as the word itself really just means an opening where microscopic particles can pass through.

And these openings are essential to healthy skin, as having pores enables your body's oil to naturally moisturize your skin, which may seem annoying at times, but is actually necessary for proper health and conditioning. (5)

And though pore size is usually a hot topic in the skincare world, the visibility of your pores is sometimes out of your control, oftentimes having to do with genetic factors or where on your skin that you're looking. (6)


To fight acne and reduce acne marks, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Face Wash, which uses essential oils, aloe vera, and witch hazel to remove excess oil and dirt!


For best results, pair our 100% All-Natural Organic Face Wash with our 100% All-Natural Apple Cider Vinegar Toner, which evens your skin tone, balances your pH, and shrinks your pores!




Though genetics plays a significant role in determining your pore size, that doesn't mean you have to be embarrassed by them. In fact, EXFOLIATING can help minimize the appearance of your pores.

It's important that you keep something in mind when it comes to your pores: You don't want to close your pores completely. Your pores are really important, and their function is necessary for optimal bodily health. (7)

In fact, certain variables can impact how big your pores look (regardless of their size), including sun damage, aging, and oily skin. And don't worry - you can minimize the appearance of large pores. (8)


FUN FACT: UV damage can change how big your pores look. Naturally protect your skin from the sun this spring and summer by using GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL 4D HYALURONIC ACID FACIAL SERUM today! (9)


Though it seems like there are a dozen factors impacting everything when it comes to your skin, the most common reason pores look bigger is because of excess sebum production.

Having oily skin can make your pores appear larger, and can cause your skin to lose its elasticity. This often comes with age, and can make the skin around your pores wrinkly and stretchy. (10)

Additionally, a decrease in your natural collagen can make your pores look bigger because one of collagen's functions is to support and tighten your pores, thus minimizing their appearance. (11)


To stimulate collagen production today, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum, which minimizes acne, neutralizes free radicals, and prevents signs of aging!




Everyone's heard of the following dreaded words - clogged pores - and that's for good reason. Any kind of sweat, bacteria, and dirt can clog your pores and make them more noticeable.

But the pain doesn't end there. Clogged pores often leads to pimples and full-fledged breakouts that can not only leave you irritated and inflamed, but can also lead to the appearance of larger pores. (12)

And this connection does not just apply to you. Many people with oily skin also have enlarged pores and are significantly more prone to breakouts. (13)


FUN FACT: Washing your face before bed and after sweating is essential in preventing the dirt from the day from clogging your pores and making them look bigger. Detoxify and remineralize your skin today by using GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SCRUB! (14)


Before you get all mad at your sebaceous glands for boosting your face with unwanted oil, know that seeing your pores is not always a bad thing.

The time you should start getting mad is when your pores have developed comedones - which is when all that dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells have oxidized to create pimples. (15)

In fact, a closed comedone is what you get when your skin closes atop a clogged pore. What results is what you identify as a pimple. (16)


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100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Scrub: uses activated charcoal, bentonite, and kaolin to detoxify, remineralize, and protect your skin from losing natural oils


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Though many people think sweat and oil cause clogged pores, it's not always that simple. In fact, there are many causes of clogged pores, and some may surprise you.

Dead skin cells are a major culprit of clogged pores, and this is because dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, especially if you don't WASH consistently and effectively. (17)

On the flip-side of that, cleaning yourself too much can hurt too. This happens when your skin is stripped of its own natural oils, leaving you overcompensating and creating more oil. Bottom line - CLEAN EFFICIENTLY! (18)


FUN FACT: Dirt, dead skin, and oil can build up on your bed sheets and pillowcases, leading to clogged pores. Kill bacteria on your sheets and pillow today by spraying them with GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL SLEEP MIST SPRAY! (19)


Though clogged pores are most often associated with your face, they can actually occur everywhere on your body, such as your neck, scalp, chest, shoulders, and back.

And knowing this is important, as 50 million people are impacted by acne, and clogged pores is the leading cause of acne. Knowing the difference between enlarged pores and clogged pores is essential in keeping yourself acne-free. (20)

Also, as mentioned before, genetics can be related to clogged pores. For example, the ease at which your pores clog, and the way your body overproduces and sheds dead skin cells, can have an impact in whether you have clogged pores or not. (21)


To specifically target acne-prone skin, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Foaming Black Soap For Women, which deep cleans your pores, eliminates acne, and is safe for all skin types! Also available for MEN!



For best results, pair our 100% All-Natural Foaming Black Soap For Women with our 100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser, which should be applied before washing to prevent your face from drying out; also manages your natural oils!


Use Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Extra Strength Toner after washing to remove any leftover dirt and oil, and to prepare your pores for an ALL-NATURAL MOISTURIZER!


Moisturize your skin with Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil, which regulates your oil production and rejuvenates dull and drying skin!




Right off the bat, let's get something clear. You should NEVER squeeze your clogged pores. Squeezing your pores will actually make your pores larger due to the wear and tear on your face.

But you can take the steps to unclog your pores right now, and it begins with EXFOLIATING. EXFOLIATING your face can dissolve the dead skin cells and excess oil layering your skin. (22)

Removing your makeup and thoroughly CLEANING your skin is also essential to unclog your pores and make them look smaller. After all, how can your pores shrink if there's hardened oil inside them? (23)


FUN FACT: Touching your face can transfer bacteria and oil from your hands to your skin, clogging your pores. Thoroughly wash your hands all day with 100% ALL-NATURAL ORGANIC HAND SOAP! (24)


And if you're curious if certain spots like your chin can also be EXFOLIATED, relax. EXFOLIATING your chin and nose unclogs the pores there too. But remember, you need to clean your pores consistently for them to have a chance to return to their smaller size without being dilated and enlarged for good.

And though CLEANING your face is essential in unclogging your pores, you must remember to use ALL-NATURAL products that are non-comedogenic - or ones that won't clog your pores. (25)

It's also important that you keep an eye on the pH of your skin, as having oily skin and excess sebum production can lead to a compromised breathing capacity of your skin. If this happens, you lose elasticity, and thus your pH loses balance. (26)


To effectively clean your face and shrink the appearance of your pores today, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Facial Care System!





And to care for the pores on your body all month long, check out these 100% All-Natural 30 Day Skincare Systems:


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