What’s one of the top skin concerns of people of all ages and genders? Enlarged pores! Pore size often varies by skin type, and people with oilier skin tend to have enlarged pores. Unfortunately, enlarged pores tend to collect dirt, bacteria, excess oil, makeup, etc., which may cause spots.
However, excessive natural oil productive isn’t the only thing that makes pores appear larger; reduced elasticity of the skin may also cause pores to appear larger. Since our bodies naturally reduce the production of elastin and collagen as we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity. This is why you may notice your pores seem larger in your 40s than they did in your 20s. Additionally, men tend to have larger pores than women, making enlarged pores a top concern for men of all ages. The good news is there are ways to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Say “goodbye” to enlarged pores
Minimise the appearance of your pores by adding these products to your skincare routine.
Cleanse your skin morning and night
The foundation of clear, healthy skin begins with washing your face. Since enlarged pores tend to collect more dirt, oil, and bacteria than smaller pores, it’s important to remove it twice a day with warm water and a gentle cleanser, such as Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser or Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser. Both products are formulated to remove impurities and set the stage for additional moisturisers and treatments. Cleanse your skin when you wake up in the morning and before bed to prevent spots and encourage healthy skin.
Detoxify with a mask
A detoxifying mask, like the Clear Deep Cleansing Mask, clears excess sebum and bacteria that are located deep down in the skin. The mask gently removes excess oil without drying the skin. Used at least once a week, the mask improves the health of the skin and minimises the appearance of pores. The mask is so gentle and effective, it can be used up to three times a week.
Apply a resurfacing treatment
Encourage smooth, healthy skin by using a retinol and alpha-hydroxy formulated treatment each evening. Define Vitamin A Resurfacing Treatment exfoliates the skin’s top layer, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, skin appears smoother and healthier. Lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections are less noticeable and pores appear smaller.
Moisturising is a critical component of any skincare routine. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, an oil-free moisturiser, such as Shineless, delivers essential moisture while mattifying skin. Shineless is formulated with powerful conditioning ingredients that provide continuous hydration, reduce redness and balance excess oil. The result is well-hydrated skin and the minimised appearance of pores.
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