If you’re wondering how to minimize pores and stop yours from looking so big, read on because we’re covering the best ingredients and skincare products to keep pores as clean, tight and small as possible.
So, first things first it’s important to know that the pores do NOT expand and contract – they are not a muscle.
This means that it’s not actually possible to shrink them. What causes pores to look large in the first place is oil, so it makes sense that in order to keep your pores looking their smallest you need to first get a handle on managing your skin’s oil levels.
Step away from the tweezers!! Attacking pores with your fingers (or worse) can damage them, causing them to look larger than they really are. If you really succeed, you may even permanently damage them.
Uh oh… Instead, opt for ingredients that help clear the pores out, keeping them looking smooth, fresh, clean and – you guessed it – smaller!
Some of our favourite ingredients for pore clearing include:
Charcoal Powder, which binds to dirt and helps pull it out of your pores, making them less visible.
Volcanic Ash, which acts as a suction, vacuuming impurities from the skin to keep it smooth, fresh and clean.
Kaolin, which controls sebum and reinforces firmness.
Bentonite, which is a clay-like ingredient that works to absorb oil and other impurities from the skin.
Taean mud, which contains natural minerals and is well known for its effectiveness for moisturising the skin and removing micro dust.
If you’re looking to make a routine around unclogging your pores, try this pore-cleansing combination:
Subi Bare Skin Balm is a cruelty-free cleanser that melts away makeup, SPF, excess oil and more with a gentle, fragrance-free formula.
JJ Young by Caolion Lab Black Cleansing Stick is a pH balanced cleansing and exfoliating black stick that works to remove blackheads without causing irritation.
Benton Aloe BHA Toner is an alcohol-free toner that assists in managing dead skin and blackheads while also calming irritated and stressed skin.
Tosowoong Green Tea Essenceis a skin soothing and calming essence that will boost the skin while treating pore problems.
Subi Holo Dream Mask - The gentle atlernative to traditional clay masks, Subi's Holo Dream Mask removes toxins and pollutants from your skin without harsh ingredients, essential oils or fragrances. Kaolin clay helps to remove pigmentation clusters from your skin’s surface, while Kakadu plum and mica brighten the complexion. Your skin is left with a subtle holo glow that's the perfect base for makeup.
Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serumis perfect for oily skin. It helps to manage all the key concerns for breakouts, dullness, complexion boosting and more!
"What causes pores to look large in the first place is oil, so it makes sense that in order to keep your pores looking their smallest you need to first get a handle on managing your skin’s oil levels."- STYLE STORY
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