Health Check: do we have to clean out our pores?

Michael Freeman

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceEducation


Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to cleansers to plasters that stick to our faces, there are many tools at our disposal.

But do we actually need to clean out our pores? Or are the little black stems on the other side of the sticky plaster or mask fine where they are?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2017


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