This way to fresher, smoother-looking skin!
By Sharlene Calderon | Feb. 22, 2020
Pores. We hate them so much that we’re up for absolutely anything that can help us get rid of them. Pore vacuum? Egg-white mask? Name any pore-erasing treatment or product and we’re sold! But, ladies, here’s the truth: Our skin actually ~needs~ pores—to house hair follicles and natural oils, and to let the skin breathe. And while we hate to be the bearer of more bad news, another sad truth is that you can never eliminate them completely. Don’t fret, though, because there are ways to minimize their appearance and achieve almost-perfect skin.
But before we delve into the hows, we have to know what’s causing those annoyingly enlarged pores first to know how to tackle them head on. Other than genetics, which predetermine the size of your pores, how much oil your skin produces and how much collagen it contains are also factors that affect pore size. Additionally, pores expand if they become clogged with impurities such as excess oil, dirt, dead skin, and makeup.
Truth be told, laser treatments are proven to be most effective in reducing pore size, but they don’t exactly come cheap. Your next bet? A ~really good~ and consistent cleansing routine using products with ingredients that help detoxify while also reducing sebum production. Also helpful: Pore-minimizing and blurring makeup to give the illusion of smoother-looking skin.
Here are some quick face-saving tips for your pore problems: