There is a way to minimize pores and this page will show you how!
Refined, small pores are clear pores, so not only will the steps on this page minimize them, but improve your skin overall. These steps will help balance oil production - so they're also extremely beneficial for breakouts, acne and blackheads in general.
Don't miss the video at the end on how to make any sized pores instantly disappear (with make up, but hey, it works!)
Your actual pore size is determined by genes. And this is what contributes to your underlying 'skin type'. If they're small or barely visible you have a dry skin 'type', and most likely struggle with hydration, sensitivity and/or fine lines.
If your pores are visible with an oily or combination 'type' you likely struggle with acne, breakouts and shine. The larger a pore is, the more oil it produces (obvious!).
Your natural pore size can be enlarged by factors like excess amounts of sebum from unbalanced skin, sun damage and aggravation (more details below).
Minimizing this affect is the aim. Naturally larger pores won't disappear altogether, but you can certainly make a significant improvement in their appearance by refining them and keeping them clear.
The most important tip in minimizing and refining pores is consistency.
Improvement can happen quickly (sometimes in 7days), but long term changes only happen with consistent steps - the good news is that results are cumulative so your skin will continue to get better and better!
The 2 steps to minimize pores are as follows:
1) Clear your pores and keep them clear - this is simple but in reality can be hard to achieve!
2) Use products that work to refine your skin daily with consistent exfoliation. This reduces, refines and strengthens pores.
Oil and dirt build up makes pores appears larger, as it stretches them slightly.
Blackheads are also very common, and as they are essentially a 'plug', they can cause a pore to enlarge - which is why often after squeezing a blackhead you're left with a hole that doesn't shrink!
Here are tips for clearing your pores and keeping them clear:
This step refines pores and helps to prevent breakouts, get rid of blackheads, and brighten your complexion!
Use salicylic acid on a consistent basis, preferably daily depending on your skin's tolerance.
Salicylic acid (a BHA) is oil soluble so it has the ability to get right into pores, dissolving oil and dead skin cells. Used consistently this allows your pores to reduce to their normal size
It also increases healthy skin cell turnover. This helps to tighten and refine pores, improving their structure and appearance. Here's how to use it:
The steps to minimize pores are fairly simple, but they do work!
Once your skin is refined and clear, even if you can still see your pores due to their natural size, they are much easier to make disappear with a few tricks.
Watch this video for the best way to do this (Gossmakeupartist is excellent!). It's a quick video demo that can make a big difference in the appearance of your skin:Home › Blackheads › Minimize Pores