There are many causes of extremely large pores on your face. The usual suspects in contributing to these large pores are usually acne, oily (or even dry) skin, and long exposures from the sun.
Their MO (modus operandi) are usually similar – the pores would be clogged with matter like oil and dead skin cells, causing your pores to enlarge. Over time, your pores may develop blackheads along the way too, especially the pores on your nose.
If clogged pores are what you’re worried about, fret not, there are many ways to shrink them and treat your face to pore-fection.
Cleanse, Moisturize, Exfoliate
One very effective way of preventing large pores from forming and also getting rid of them is by ensuring your face is washed regularly, properly moisturized, and is kept free from dead skin cells. Needless to say, the three types of products you’ll need to use to ensure your face is in tip-top condition that way: a cleanser, moisturizer, and an exfoliating product (like a facial scrub.).
After a long day of putting your best-looking face on and then removing the make-up at home, a cleanser helps remove sneaky excess makeup, oil, and dirt hiding in your pores. The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is a good basic cleanser to have to remove excess makeup buildup.
After cleansing, you would still need to use a moisturizer. The moisturizer would help hydrate the skin (because if the skin is not hydrated, it leads to dry skin, which can lead to large pores), and prevents the skin from producing excess oil. I would personally recommend the Blue Orchid Balancing Moisturizer if you’re looking for a good moisturizer to use after your daily cleansing. This moisturizer has pre and probiotics as key ingredients to maintain and promote healthy and resilient skin.
It will also be very helpful for you if you use a facial scrub two to three times a week. A facial scrub would help get rid of dead skin cells that can clog up your pores, leading to large pores. Just remember to be gentle or consider skipping your scrubbing session if you have an acne breakout. Exfoliating too hard or too often may damage the area of skin where there is a breakout for acne. The Crystal Healing Oxygenating Facial Scrub is my go-to product to get rid of dead skin cells. This mask and scrub gave me a fairer, glowing complexion that has given me countless compliments.
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Facials for Pore-faction
Another measure to include in your pore-fection regiment is to go for facials regularly. Pampering your face not only helps with addressing large pores presently found on your face but also helps you de-stress. When you are facing stress in your life, your skin would naturally secrete more oil, clogging up those pores and enlarging them.
I always look forward to going for the Pore Perfection Program sessions that I signed up for. Their facial sessions use laser peels to help replenish and rejuvenate my skin. They also use red LED light to reduce the size of the pores on my skin. What I value the most is that the therapists would go the extra mile to listen to my woes while they treat my skin and a listening ear is definitely another powerful remedy of de-stressing.
Keep your face clean and pamper yourself once in a while, you’ll be sure to see a difference in your pores as your quest continues for a pore-fect face.