Post # 1
Hey bees! I figure I ask some of you on what your face routines are like, tell me.. What type of products do you use to help with pores?
I had never had large pores before until I kept on using my foundation every single day for a whole month then realizing that my pores had got so huge that I’m really insecure about /: never had that problem… Also I’m having acne scars on my cheeks.. -_- I try to use my facial mask once or twice a week to help my face get better but it seems as if it isnt get any better… Please do share what name products you use!
Post # 2
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.