Large pores on face can greatly affect the way we look and feel. This is why knowing how to minimize pores on face can help so much in making our skin look smooth and glowing.
Here are some things that you can do at home to reduce pores on face, nose and cheeks. Remember that like many skin care routine, minimizing pores is a process and something that you have to regularly do to stop the pores from getting enlarged again.
Things To Do To Minimize Pores On Face At Home
Exfoliate To Reduce Pores On Face
When pores get clogged up, they tend to look bigger than they actually are. This can be caused by excess sebum, dirt buildup or the use of comedogenic creams.
This is why the first step to minimizing large pores is exfoliation. This gets rid of dead skin cells that could be clogging up your pores as well as eliminate blackheads which cause the pores to look bigger as well.
Make sure you use a good exfoliation scrub. I personally like Olay Regenerist Detoxifying scrub.
Also remember that too much exfoliation can be drying and harsh to the skin, so don’t overdo it. Also, if you have acne or skin lesions, a scrub is not advisable at all. Instead, use a face wash with alpha hydroxy acid instead.
Use Toner To Minimize Pores On Face
Using a toner is a somewhat touchy subject in the skincare industry. Experts can’t agree among themselves whether toner is necessary or not.
Here’s what I think. The toners that companies used to make were very drying to the skin. And it was a problem then. But in recent years, toners have become a lot more skin-friendly. Find one that gets back your skin’s ph balanced and you should be ok.
However, different skin react differently all the time. So if you find that your skin gets too dry when you use it, then by all means, stop using toner.
I don’t use toner every day. But when I notice my pores look more enlarged than usual, I include toner in my skin care routine for 1-2 weeks. (I have normal skin)
Face Mask To Minimize Pores On Face Naturally
Before you use a face mask, try to steam your face beforehand. This opens up the pores making it easier for the mask to remove all that excess oil.
It’s also very easy to make your own face mask at home. Simply combine equal amounts of yoghurt and oats. Apply it straight on to your face and leave it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, gently rub your face and then wash.. Makes a big difference with how your skin looks and feels.
Minimizing Cream Or Foundation With Silicone
This is just cosmetic but makes a big difference with how you look and feel. They’re temporary but they are good alternatives while you’re actually waiting for your pores to get back to normal.
Silicone in these products, cover up the pores and make them less visible. Then they go away after you wash them.
The Perricone Pore Refining Concealer is one sample of these concealers.
Other Products To Reduce Pores On Face
Aside from creams, masks and toners, there are other products to minimize pores which are effective as well.. Some of them are not very cheap, but many people swear by them.
- Baby Quasar Red Laser Light Therapy
- MD Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
- Clarisonic Mia(TM) Sonic Skin Cleansing System
- Home Microdermabrasion Kits – These home microdermabrasion kits are actually quite good. The bestselling ones include
- DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System
- DermaNew Facial Rejuvenation System
- Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator, The Anti-Aging Power Treatment Kit