SKIN lounge Aesthetics

Talking Skin Types – Dry/ Congested

Congested skin basically means blocked pores. Congestion can be blackheads, white heads or bumps under the skin. People often think that their skin must be oily to be congested but that is not always true – dry and congested skin is very common especially if the skin is not being cleansed correctly or the wrong skincare or makeup is being applied daily.


Below I have listed the must have products, the nice to haves and the bonus products for a dry congested skin type. Please be aware that your individual skin will probably fall into different categories at different times, so it’s a great idea to read all of the skin type blogs to check the characteristics of that type and see if it sounds like your skin today.

I have listed the types of products that I would recommend, in order of how you would apply them to your skin as this is another thing that can be confusing to many of my clients.


Must have  – Purifying (non drying) Cleanser 

Must have – AHA Toner (no alcohol)

Must have – Moisturiser with blemish control

Must have – Sunscreen  



Must have – Purifying (non drying) Cleanser

Must have – AHA Toner (no alcohol)

Nice to have – Hydrating Serum

Must have – Moisturiser with blemish control

Bonus – Weekly facial scrub


Perfect treatments for dry congested skin:

There is nothing better for congestion than extraction I’m afraid. We need to clean the pores, it’s the only way to start over, the pores can’t clean themselves. 

The Signature Clarifying Facial with extraction and Dermalux is my absolute go to treatment to fix congested skin. The facial to deep cleanse, the extraction to remove the blockages and Dermalux to heal the skin. Depending on the severity of the congestion will result in how many sessions are required.

See more on our Signature Clarifying Facial here.

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