Exoliation is essential for keeping your skin clean and to prevent enlargement of facial pores. Use a mild exfoliator to remove the dead skin cells twice a week, but make sure it’s appropriate for your skin type. Another alternative for at-home exfoliation are the Microdermabrasion kits such as: Lв’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Microdermabrasion Kit ($23),SPA Sciences Acne Microdermabrasion Kit ($50), Vita K Solution Microdermabrasion Kit($20), Nivea Visage Micro-Dermabrasion Kit Q 10 Gentle SPA ($20).
These kits usually include gentle exfoliator and post-treatment moisturizer. These products not only refinish skin’s texture but also erase sun damage, reduce discoloration, smooth signs of aging, refine pores and even out skin tone.
Reduce the excess oiliness
As we said large pores can be caused by excess oil (sebum) production and that’s why it’s essential to control the sebum production. Fortunately there are some products, specially designed for this aim.
They reduce and control the excess surface oil and prevent clogging of the pores and pore plugging which usually contributes to pore visibility. Such products are: Clearasil Daily Control Cream Cleanser with green tea and peppermint ($8),Phytomer Oligopur Shine Control Moisturizing Fluid ($35), Biore Shine Control Moisturizer($7), LancГґme Pure Focus Shine Control Moisturizing Fluid ($35), Clinique Pore Minimizer T-Zone Shine Control ($17.50). Look for products containing Nordihydraguaiaretic Acid as it reduce the sebum production.
Use pore minimizing lotions and creams
Using a pore minimizing (refining) products should be an essential part of your skin care regimen to keep your facial pores under control. These products target the production of sebum deep in the pores, clear away debris and reduce the size of the large pores.
One of the best pore minimizing products are: LancГґme Pure Focus Matifying Purifying Lotion($35), Clinique Pore Minimizer Refining Lotion ($18.50), Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream($11.50), Yves Rocher Pore Refining Moisturizer ($15), DermaDoctor Picture Perfect Pore Minimizing Solution ($40).
Look for moisturizers containing natural ingredients, vitamins, retinol to increase the collagen production.
Do a tightening face mask
Do a pore refining mask once or twice a week to keep your pores clean and under control. These masks deeply cleanse pores and draw out the impurities while refining the skin’s texture. Such pore refining masks are: Burtв’ Bee Pore Refining Mask ($9), Neutrogena Pore Refining Mask ($11.50), Estee Lauder So Clean Deep Pore Mask ($19.50), Avon Pore Minimizer Mask ($9.50), Biore Pore Perfect Self-Heating Mask
Steam your face
Steam your face once a week to thoroughly deep clean your large pores, to loosen debris and to open the pores. The high temperature helps the pores to open and this way the skin will clear itself from the toxins. Apply a deep cleaning face mask after steaming your face.
o A mild exfoliation will help keep your pores clear and less apparent.
o Treat enlarged pores at early stage to prevent future problems.
o If untreated properly enlarged pores may lead to acne, skin infections and
o Remember: the best way to prevent enlarged facial pores is to keep your skin
clean and well moisturizer.
o Daily usage of oil controlling products will prevent large pores formation.
o Do a deep-pore cleansing once or twice a month to keep your pores clear and
to prevent clogging.
o Use products containing alpha hydroxy acids.
o You can improve the appearance of your pores by regular exfoliation.
o Use pore minimizing products every day.
o Always cleanse your face twice a day to keep your skin clean and fresh.
o Never skip to remove your makeup in the evening to prevent clogging of the
o Make sure all your makeup products are noncomedogenic.
o Remember: any irritation can cause the pores to overreact.
o Use lukewarm to rinse your face, hot water can enlarge facial pores.
o Never use harsh soaps and astringents to cleanse your face.
o Don’t squeeze blackheads or pimples cause your may stretch the pore.
o Use strips to remove blackheads on your nose, chin and forehead.
o Always wear sunscreen with SPF at least 15 because the sun may cause large
o Eat many fruits and vegetables.
o Drink lots of water every day to keep yourself hydrated.
o Avoid applying any irritants to your skin because if your skin is irritated
the pores will appear larger.
o Keep your makeup tools clean to avoid inflammation.
o Rub your skin with an ice cube as it closes your pores and keeps any dirt
July 11, 2010
13:34 Zareen Amjad