Fact: Clogged pores happen to just about all of us. Though some are more prone, it’s not just those with oily, acne-prone skin types who feel like they’re in a losing war with their pores. Think about it: From oil and sweat to makeup and iPhones, we’re presented with countless ways to clog our pores on a daily basis.

Luckily, we’ve enlisted a board-certified dermatologist and celebrity esthetician to break down everything you need to know about your pores — including what they are, how to unclog them, and how to keep them clean in the first place.