Korean Skincare Reviews · Skincare 101

Skincare 101: Pore Cleansing Is The Key

Before you starts you new skincare routine, you have to make sure that you choose the right products, and the right ingredients. You can buy a bunch of skincare, but if all those products does not have pore cleansing properties, then you are actually wasting your money.

Pore Cleansing. What is pores? Why it is so important to clean your pores?

The term pore is used to describe the small openings in the skin in which oil and sweat reach the surface from their respective glands below.

Typically, your pore does a great job of sweeping out oil, dead skin cells, and other gunk that may end up there.  But sometimes this process goes awry.  Instead of being cleared up and out of the pore, oil and dead cells become trapped in the hair follicle.

All acne blemishes, from blackheads and milia, small pimples to large inflamed breakouts, begin as a pore blockage.  To get acne under control, a treatment that keeps pores clear is a must.

Info On Pores

You can’t have acne-free skin if your  pores were clogged. It doesn’t matter if you have oily or dry skin, your pores can be clogged because of many factors.

Oily Skin Types : People with oily skin types are the most common people that have to live with acne, pimples or bumpy skins. All those bumps are actually happens because of the clogged pores. And the main reasons/factors is excessive sebum/oil. Oil has been produced by your skin cells to maintain its moisture. However, your skin tends to produces excessive oil due to the reasons such as dehydrated skin and humid weather.

Info On Acne

Dry Skin Types : People with dry skin types usually have large and visible pores. The pores has become large and open up because it lacks of oil. Your skin cells are trying to pull the moisture from the environment and lock it up. However, more dusts are actually go into your pores. As the results, your pores will be clogged because of dusts.

Info On Open Pores

What Are The Best Ingredients To Clean Your Pores?

Natural BHA, AHA, Clay, Green Tea, Apple Water

The Best Products To Clean/Exfoliate/Purified Your Pores

In order to have flawless skin, you have to do a few steps to make sure you have clean pores. The main steps are cleansing and exfoliating. In Korean skincares steps, they always do the double cleansing method [mostly in the night time routine & especially if you wears heavy make up]. Some people will use cleasing device once a week to deep clean their pores.

For Oily Skins – To make sure your pores are clean, the most suitable cleanser is foaming cleanser. Foams will goes deep down your pores and remove all the excess sebum. Most western or local foaming cleanser will makes your skin feels dry or tight, but you can find the best foaming cleanser in Korean skincares. Toners is the most importants steps to maintain healthy pores by adjusting its ph level. Toners have been considered as cleansing in korean skincares routine to clean the pores and brings back  ph level to the low ph. Here’s a few suggestions on the most popular foaming cleanser and toners in South Korea

  1. Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (weekly)
  2. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
  3. Cosrx  Salicylic Acid Cleanser
  4. Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A Sol (toners)
  5. Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pads (toners)
  6. Innisfree Green Tea Foaming Cleanser
  7. Sum:37 Rose Cleansing Sticks
  8. Benton Honest Cleansing Foam
  9. Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  10. Banila Co Clean It Zero Foaming Cleanser


For Dry Skins – The best cleanser that can deep cleans your pores are water based and oil based cleanser. It is best to use cleanser with less foam, and more moisture. If you wears bb cream or foundations and tons of concealer, YOU HAVE TO DOUBLE CLEANSE in your night time routine using oil based cleanser/cleansing balm. For example, after using oil based make up remover, wash your face again with your regular facial cleanser. Cleansing balm is the new trend in South Korea to removes make up. It feels almost the same as oil based cleanser. It will melts all your waterproof make up effectivesly and cleans your pores from all the make up residues. And it leaves your face soft and moist.

After wash your face, always make sure to finish your cleansing with ph adjusting toners. By using a cotton pad, pour the toners, and swipe it gently according your skin textures. Leaves it for a few seconds before continue with your next steps.

  1. Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  2. Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (weekly)
  3. Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatments Toners (toners)
  4. Benton Aloe BHA Toner (toners)
  5. Neogen Green Tea Cleanser
  6. Heimish Cleansing Balm
  7. Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
  8. DHC Cleansing Oil
  9. The Face Shop Rice Bright Cleansing Oil


Conclusions : The first and most important steps are cleansing and toning. To clean your pores, you need to use the right ingredients and adjust your ph level to make sure that there is no bacteria that will lives on your skins. This is because bacteria can cause more irritations and infections on your acne. Thus, it will makes it worse.

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