Pore size can often be genetic, they are the large pores upon our skin that is visible to the naked eye. Although we have no way of closing pores completely READ MORE
Pore size can often be genetic, they are the large pores upon our skin that is visible to the naked eye. Although we have no way of closing pores completely we are able to minimise the appearance.
Sebum, secretion and skin elasticity can make them seem larger. When pores become enlarged they are best treated by exfoliation, and treatments like masks that help regulate sebum production and counteract skin aging.
Our pores play a natural part of the skin’s structure, they release oils and sweat and are connected to our hair follicles. It is important to keep them unclogged with gentle but thorough cleansing and exfoliation: products like acid toners can be a very effective option.
As we age pores can begin to appear larger, this happens as our skin loses its elasticity and starts to stretch and sag. Thickened skin caused by sun damagecan also make pores look bigger. It is important that SPF is applied to skin all year round either in a combined moisturiser containing SPF30+ or by applying a separate product at the end of your skin care routine.
Water temperature plays an important part to our cleanse process, always cleanse your face at the sink and not in the shower, the water we wash our bodies with is far to scorching for the face. Sticking your face under a blasting shower hose every day is no good for your skin. If you think you’re doing your pores good, or softening your blackheads think again. Your pores need time to recover too much steam can aggravate sensitive skin, even triggering facial flushing. If our water is to hot we are also more likely to make inflammatory acne look worse because redness and inflammation will intensify. The cooler the water the better use flannels or cloths this helps exfoliate the skin removing all the flaky bits.
Will Vitamin C shrink my pores?
When Vitamin C is applied topically and is used regularly your pores will begin to get smaller. It acts as an anti-inflammatory reducing pronounced acne and swollen pimples. Its antioxidant properties also prevent blackheads - which are formed by oxidised oils in your pores.
Does Vitamin A reduces pore sizes?
Vitamin A helps to regulate sebum production, and decongest pores, to keep your complexion clear. Medik8 Retinol 3TR has been formulated with gentle, time-release retinol – and supported with vitamin E for stability – this lightweight yet powerful serum addresses sebum production, and decongest pores, to keep your complexion clear.