Hardly anyone thinks of pores when it comes to skincare. Acne and pigmentation always come up tops as skincare concerns but if porcelain smooth skin is what you’re after, it’s time to keep those pores in check. While the baseline size of pores boil down to genetics, pores can become bigger over time depending on your skincare regime and skin type (think oily skin).
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Here are a few pro tips you can try to keep your pore size in check and even help them appear smaller.
#1 Clean your face
It sounds like common sense, but it really is important to keep your face clean. Dirt on your skin can clog pores which expand them and make them appear larger. So besides a daily cleanse, it’s very VERY important to remove makeup before you go to bed, and be sure to clean your makeup brushes every 7-10 days.
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#2 Gently does it
Be gentle with your skin. Avoid over exfoliating or unnecessary skin picking – not only can they worsen acne, they can also damage your pores and even cause wrinkles.
#3 Regular facials
This shouldn’t be too hard to do when facials are a great way to relax and unwind whilst giving your face the chance of a deep cleanse from a professional. We love the Clear Blue facial, as it gently but thoroughly dissolves debris from our skin and deploys the help of I-Clear Blue Light therapy to shrink pores and kill off any bacteria lurking on your face. Skin is calmed, soothed and purified after each treatment.
#4 Exfoliate regularly
Besides keeping skin well cleaned, it’s also important to exfoliate on a regular basis. Exfoliants exist in either physical or chemical form. Physical involves the use of scrubs while chemicals use acids to slough off dead skin cells. Either way, exfoliation assists with the turnover of new skin cells and helps to keep pores clean. It also allowing for better penetration of your skin care products. Alternatively, something like Sleep Mode can be applied to your skin just before you go to sleep, and it works overnight to get rid of dead skin cells and rejuvenate skin.
Create an optimal environment for dermal health by rebalancing skin microbiome with a moisturiser like Blue Orchid Balancing Moisturiser that does double duty to calm skin irritations. The best part is it doesn’t clog skin, so you can be assured your skin is kept hydrated without congesting pores.