Having large skin pores is something I’ve suffered with from time to time. It can be very frustrating when blemishes start appearing after you’ve been working hard on your skincare routine. Large pores can be a genetic thing, or a problem for those who don’t clean regularly enough depending on your skin – everyone is different.
If pores aren’t cleaned often enough, grease and dead skin can accumulate and then become clogged, which causes blemishes and breakouts. I’ve noticed when I’m lacking with regularly exfoliating and a weekly deep cleanse, my skin starts acting out. There isn’t actually any product that can reduce your pores, but it is possible to help them stay free of dirt and make them appear smaller.
There are 4 regular things I’ve now found that are helping me that I want to share with you, and hopefully help you with the same problem I have.
1. REMOVE EVERY TRACE OF MAKEUP
I know after a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend ages taking your makeup off. However, using the right remover will solve any problems of left over makeup on your face. I use Garnier’s Micellar Water to remove both my eye and face makeup and it breaks it all down and wipes it away so easily.
2. ALWAYS CLEANSE DAILY
When I say cleanse, I don’t mean wash your face with water and try scrubbing buying ventolin
that way. Just by using a gentle cleanser (I use Heaven Skincare’s Cleanse & Foam Wash) once or twice a day with a fine exfoliating cloth this will draw out any dirt from the day and won’t remove any natural oils.
3. LIGHT FORMULAS
After cleansing your skin, apply light moisturisers, gels or serums as they sit light on the skin and won’t trap any excess oils in your pores. Also avoid any pore-clogging foundations and with that, always wash your makeup brushes/sponges regularly to avoid any breakouts.
4. A WEEKLY DEEP CLEAN
Depending on your skin type, a weekly deep-cleansing treatment is necessary. When my skin is feeling a little oily I do this twice a week. I either use exfoliating masks, like Lush Mask of Magnamity, or a gentle cleanser with my Magnitone Full Monty Brush. This step is vital as this will maintain clear skin and prevent your pores from getting larger. These both do incredible jobs at cleaning your skin and making your face feel baby soft.
If you do suffer with large pores like myself, look at it like a positive – those with large pores produce more oil so it is less likely for your skin to develop wrinkles!
What are your tips for reduce the appearance of pores?