3 Easy Ways For You To Minimize Your Pores
There are literally two types of people when it comes to skin perfection – Those who are fine with huge pores on their face while others who can’t stand at the sight of pores on their skin. If you’re that person who can’t stop looking at these large pores, you’ve come to the right page.
What are pores?
Pores are visible openings of the hair follicles and it’s connected to the oil gland. The reason why some pores look larger than others is that the collagen around them has weakened from age, sun exposure, skin trauma or if they’ve become clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria – hence blackheads!
FYI You can’t really get rid of your pores but you can minimize the appearance. Here’s how you can do it!
1. Exfoliate Regularly
You can remove pore-clogging dead cells and excess oil from your skin’s surface by exfoliating. You can either exfoliate with a scrub or use a toner, serum, peel or mask that has chemical exfoliants with AHAs(glycolic, lactic or mandelic acid) or BHAs (salicylic acid).
2. Use Retinoid
Stimulate collagen production and strengthen the walls of the pores, you can use a retinoid serum or cream. But be sure to use it sparingly at first because retinoids are quite potent. This is will help your skin build its tolerance.
3. Mask Weekly
Clays are amazing at minimizing your pores. There are tons of clay and charcoal masks designed to draw out any impurities, bacteria and oil. You will need to do it regularly though because the effects of masking are just temporary. Not sure what mask you should use? We’ve got you covered. Click here to find out the best clay mask for pores.