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May 11, 2021
If you're serious about shrinking your pores, you have come to the right place. While a blow of peeling acid and professional chemical exfoliation can instantly make your pores appear smaller, in the long run, it is important to faithfully perform the right routine if we want them to stay small.
Fortunately, four simple tips can help banish your pore problems, shrink your pores naturally and make your skin look clear, radiant and supple. Try these four natural poring techniques and you will be on the best way to better skin.
We all take notes from experienced dermatologists and make-up artists about skincare but we know it's easy to forget all the skin tips you've compiled along the way. So don't fret - trust us when we say this is how you shrink those pores.
Tiny hairs cover our skin, and each of these hair follicles has a pore at the top of it. The hair follicle contains a sebaceous gland that produces oil. When it releases this oil, it rises to the top of the skin and collects in the pore. Genetics and the size of a person’s pores help determine how active a person’s sebaceous glands are. You may be experiencing:
When this oil collects combines with dirt or makeup and collects in your pores, your pores can become blocked. This added material stretches the pore, making it appear larger. A pimple may develop if the pore remains clogged.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are the iconic duo of pore penetration and cleansing.
While both exfoliate on a cellular level;
AHAs - work on the surface of your skin, brightening and smoothing it.
BHAs - penetrate deeply to remove dead skin cells that cause clogged pores (i.e. blackheads).
Retinol's increases your skin's collagen production, whilst decreasing its oil production - the perfect skincare partner.
This leads to fewer breakouts and blackheads, and tighter pores.
Just smooth a pea-size dollop over your totally dry, clean skin every other night—on the opposite day you use your BHA/AHA—wait five minutes for it to absorb, and then apply your moisturiser.
If you've got ultra sensitive skin, build up your tolerance by starting with a once a week application, then build up to 2 times in 2 week, then 3 times in one week.
Fraxel laser zaps microscopic holes into the skin resurfacing deep scars and uneven pores.
Laser Genesis stimulates the skin’s deepest layers with minimal pain, smoothing and plumping your complexion - getting the results of retinol, sunscreen, and acids all at once, without any of the hassle.
Using a clay mask 1-2 times a week aids the removal of additional oil from your pores as - clay absorbs sebum.
Do this on a different day than exfoliating, to avoid irritation.
This is a must and the first part of very skincare routine.
This washes away oil and dirt from the pores, already helping make them less visible.
A gel-based cleanser further helps remove the oil from your skin - avoid alcohol based and oil based cleansers as they can irritate the skin.
People with oily skin need products high in humectants such as honey rather than oils.
Oil-based products contain oils like petrolatum and coconut, which effectively moisturise however leaves an excess oil that collects on the skin.
If you have oily skin, you should exfoliate 1-2 times a week to remove the things clogging your pores such as;
Suitable exfoliants contain actives such as;
Although it helps keep your pores clean, excess exfoliation can dry your skin out and making your pores appear bigger.
If you have oily skin and clogged pores, you still need to moisturise! Just not with an oil based moisturiser.
Wash and pat dry the skin, then gently apply a moisturiser with clean hands to help hydration. This allows the oil from the sebaceous glands to penetrate further deeply into the skin, rather than staying on the pore surface.
Moisturising fills the pores and prevents it becoming clogged with oil.
Collagen keeps our skin firm, elasticised and youthful. The suns breaks down this collagen in our skin leaving our skin looser and our pores larger after repeated exposure.
SPF is a necessity - wear at least an SPF 30 every morning and every night as the last part of your skincare routine.
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