How to get rid of pores? What products do you use

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

First, pores are like windows- you can open and close them, but you can’t shrink them.

Start with giving your skin a thorough cleaning. Obviously the easiest way to to go to an aesthetician,but that costs a small fortune. I have naturally large pores and this is what I use:

 Exfoliating is critical and I get that from my clarisonic. It makes my skin super soft and ready to take on whatever products I use. I don’t use face scrubs because they aren’t as good for your skin and terrible for the environment (those little plastic things aren’t biodegradable).

Moving on, Dr. Brandt’s Pore Vacuum Cleaner is great. It draws out all the icky stuff from my pores without hurting my skin. It’s a cream that comes in a tube. My dermatologist told me to stay away from any physical extraction stuff like Biore strips. She said it actually hurts the skin around the pores making them look larger over time and possibly causing tiny scar tissue, contributing to large pores. Then I use a salycylic gel a couple days a week (Boschia). I also use a glycolic lotion from Peter Thomas Roth at night. It’s a mild chemical exfoliate that works over time to improce overall skin. It’s kind of a silver bullet for mild skin problems (aging, acne, pores, oily/dry/unbalanced skin).

With makeup up, use a good primer (I love hourglass) and stuck with a light, dewy foundation. The heavier you cake the bigger the pores look, same with matte makeup.

The trick is to keep your skin clean, which means taking a break from makeup. All that stuff eventually builds up, making the edges of the pore look irregular and hence, larger.

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