Large pores on our face have negative impacts on our appearance and many people will go to lengths to cover them up with the use of makeup because they have become a source of insecurities.
Pores are actually a vital part of our skin as they help it remain hydrated and they also allow the skin to breathe. Your whole body has pores and they are responsible for eliminating toxins from our body.
The reason why some people have larger pores may be due to the fact that their pores are clogged or dilated. Instead of covering them up temporarily with makeup, here are 7 ways that will help you minimize your pores!
Pores are essential to the body because they are the outlets by which the body removes toxins
This guide was shared by a woman named Syahira Farzana and she said this has now become a routine for her. She states that this method really helps in minimizing the pores on her face and she believes it would work for just about anybody. In addition to that she says, this method can also reduce acne because acne stems from clogged pores.
#1 Double Cleansing
For those who like putting on makeup on a daily basis, this method is useful for cleaning facial pores. In fact, this step applies to everyone even if they do not wear makeup because we all have pores and therefore there will be dirt and oil on the surface of the skin which will clog the pores regardless.
If you wear makeup, then you should first use an oil-based make-up remover to take your make-up off. This will ensure the bulk of your makeup will come off. Next, use a water-based cleanser to get into the nooks and crannies of your skin.
According to Syahira, the process of exfoliating your skin is essential to remove dead skin on your face. This will give your skin a radiant glow, smooth the skin and it will clear up clogged pores. It is important to note that you should not do this too often, twice a week will be more than sufficient.
Syahira uses TO Glycolic Toning Solution, Cosrx BHA on her nose and areas where she is prone to getting acne. She uses scrubs with jojoba seeds if she wears makeup. She cautions not to do chemical exfoliation if you have already done a scrub because this will be too harsh on the skin.
#3 Clay Mask
The pores on your face may have a tendency to produce an excessive amount of oil and this will lead to a higher chance that your pores become clogged. Therefore if you have naturally oily skin, it is recommended that you try using clay masks. They help absorb excess sebum, cleanse your pores and detoxifies your skin.
As a general rule of thumb, essences are great to combat large pores and the essences of your choice will depend on the type of ingredient you choose in order for it to work in reducing the size of your pores.
For example, the fermented rice contained in the Naruko Jing Cheng essence can diminish facial pores. In addition to that, Bio Essence Rose Gold is a substance that contains a high niacinamide content and this can also help diminish pores. Secret Key FTE and Missha Time Revolution FTE are also good examples.
#5 Pore Tightening Serum
There are specialized serums in the market that are catered to the reduction of pores. For example, Essential Oryzalac Serum is very effective in reducing the size of facial pores and it also has scar removal and anti-aging capabilities. Syahira’s go-to is the TO Niacinamide & LaF Pore Ampoule. She uses this serum as a supplement to her extensive routine.
#6 Pore Sleeping Pack
For those of you who already have a moisturizer to which you swear by, you can supplement your skincare with Yogic. You will need to put it on just before going to bed and let it do it’s magic overnight. It contains green tea extract that is effective in shrinking facial pores.
Naruko is also good for the reduction of pores and Syahira uses this as part of her night time skin care routine. These creams are good for restoring moisture back to your skin when you sleep.
Syahira cannot stress the importance of sunscreen or sunblock especially to those who live in tropical climates where the sun shines almost all year round. The sun emits strong ultraviolet (UV) rays and this can damage your skin over time. Prevention is better than cure therefore, start using facial sunscreen or sunblock to prevent irreparable damage to you skin.