Large pores can leave you looking older and feeling insecure. When pores are enlarged, it makes it easy for oil and dirt to become trapped, causing blackheads which will actually make your pores look even bigger!
Pores are how our skin breaths and for most of us they are a fact of life. Today we’re going to break down the easiest way for you to deal with enlarged pores and how to shrink them safely at home.
Don’t underestimate the results a proper exfoliation can have for your pores! When you exfoliate your skin, the rough texture of your exfoliant will help clear dirt, oil, and debris from your skin and pores.
For those with sensitive skin, make sure you only exfoliate once a week to avoid redness and flare-ups. For normal or oily skin, start with exfoliation twice a week and slowly work your way up to every other day to allow your skin time to adjust to this change in your routine.
SkinTip: Apply your Repair & Release Cream generously after exfoliation to avoid your skin becoming dry and flakey.
Let Your Pores Breath
Just like our lungs, our skin needs to breathe. If your skin is covered in makeup, pollution or dirt, it’s just going to clog your pores more and make them look even larger than they are.
The best way to avoid this is by applying thin layers of skincare and makeup to your face and making sure you remove all your makeup at the end of the day. When your skin is clean, it has the opportunity to purify itself naturally and work to resolve any built up bacteria clogging your pores.
Use An Oil Cleanser
Many women have turned to oil cleansing as a way to gently remove makeup, soothe sensitive skin, and tame unrelenting breakouts. Using oils instead of traditional soap or detergent cleansers can also help protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there.
Oil cleansers work like a magnet to attract the dirt in your pores without disrupting your skin. Even the most sensitive or oily skin types praise oil cleansers for the powerful cleansing ability but gentle application.
By using an oil cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser twice daily, you will help shrink pores by giving them the most thorough but gentle clean possible. After a few days, you’ll notice pores look visibly smaller and skin looking much younger!