Jun 10, 2012
I have ridiculous sized pores on my nose and cheeks. I do currently use porefessional from benefit and though it does work a bit I was hoping to find like a treatment to reduce them. Any home remedies or products you guys can recommend? :) thanks in advance!!
Steaming your face and a good toner :) it really does depend on your skin type, what works for you and how bad they are. I feel your pain though - hope you get rid of them! :)
As someone with seemingly large pores sprinkled through my nose and cheeks mostly, Ive done a looot of research and the general prognosis is that you can't permanently reduce the size of your pores..it's genetic. But you can use products that will make your pores APPEAR smaller.
Keeping them very clean will make them appear smaller because there wont be any gunk inside (like blackheads, for instance) to make them stand out. Assuming you have a very similar condition to mine with pores mainly across the t-zone (my nose kinda looks like a strawberry sometimes, all the little dots) here are some products that Ive used and found beneficial: a good exfoliator and any product with salycic acid to reveal that new clearer skin and clear out any buildup from inside the pores. I use clean & clear's blackhead scrub (it's medicated which means it has salycic acid) after using a surface exfoliator with no medication - just sugar will do. I do this every evening. But every week or so you should steam your t-zone, use a face mask that tightens pores and removes impurities (such as Origin's Charcoal mask or any Lush mask that claims these things), and a good toner (also further cleans out pores) such as Witch Hazel toner that you can find at any drug store and is suitable for most skin types ( surprisingly, it's made even the driest parts of my face so soft and clean). You can also steam your face and actually squeeze out any gunk inside instead but I'm unable to do that since my stuff is really deeply embedded. You can also use pore strips by like Biore although success varies per individual; some people find it works wonderfully while others dont, but I recommend trying that and following up with a toner if not a face mask or extracting followed up with a toner. Always use a toner after you cleanse/exfoliate every day, before moisturizing. It helps get every last bit of dirt out from your pores.
That's as far as treatment goes - but im sure you know about all the primers that claim they reduce the look of pores, such as benefit's porefessional (didnt work for me :[). Although that's just masking the problem.
And of course makeup with just about medium coverage will make you look poreless (I use MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural as powder foundation and it hides all my pores). But make sure to always remove it when youre no longer in need of wearing it..that's the stuff that gets in them and blocks them/makes them look bigger!
Jun 11, 2012
hi Hilda, you should try pore cleansing mask from Artistry, it is very effective. you will see a difference in few usage.
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