Bigger doesn’t always mean better, especially when it comes to your pores. Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of your pores or even permanently shrink them. But there are things you can do to minimize their appearance and help restore an even-looking complexion.
The key to making your pores appear smaller is to keep them clean. Use a gentle cleanser twice a day to wash away dead skin cells and prevent oil from building up. Exfoliating at least twice a week, with a facial scrub, makes a huge difference. Excess oil mixed with the dead cells and dirt can clog your pores—making them larger and more visible—and can even lead to infection (acne).
Extractions, extractions, extractions! The best you can do for your pores is to get them regularly cleaned (extracted) by a licensed esthetician. The difference is amazing. Some skin types will also benefit from enzyme or acid based peels (especially when scar tissue or hyper-pigmentation developed) performed at the spa or dermatologist’s office.
What about toners? Toners play an important role in your skin care regimen by getting rid of any remaining makeup residue or excess oil that sits in your pores. Even more importantly, toners adjust your skin’s pH balance, which increases product absorption. Most of us love the fresh feeling after using a toner, and we immediately notice our pores and skin feeling tighter! Always choose an alcohol-free toner!
And always remember to wash off the foundation before going to bed!!!!