The skin care routine for perfect pores
Beautiful, luminous skin comes with an even tone and barely visible pores. Do you feel like your pores could be a little less noticeable? With the help of the right skin care products, antioxidants and some lifestyle changes you can have smaller-looking pores as well. Read on to get our advice on polished pores.
How do pores work?
Every hair on your body comes with a pore, even on your face. The pore surrounds these tiny hair follicles and each pore contains a sebaceous gland which produces oil. Your pores become enlarged when your pores produce too much oil. With normal oil production the oil easily flows out of the pore, however if there is too much oil being produced it combines with dead skin cells resulting in a clog. This in turn makes the pore appear larger. Your hormones determine how much oil passes through each pore but the way you take care of your skin can also affect how your pores look.
I want perfect pores. What type of skin care regimen do I need?
If you have enlarged pores they won’t go away overnight but you can take steps to help make them less noticeable. Take note of these skin care tips and external factors that might be interfering with flawless pores.
Tip #1 Exfoliate Regularly
Dead skin cells can get stuck in our pores causing them to clog and appear enlarged. Exfoliation can help minimize dead skin cell build up, so it’s a great idea to exfoliate at least once a week. If your skin type is normal try a gentle exfoliating wash such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub. The gel scrub with antioxidant peppermint and jojoba beads deeply cleanses and polishes to refine the appearance of your pores. The formula energizes skin for a healthy, flawless look.
If your skin is on the oily side it’s great to enlist a product with charcoal or charcoal extracts. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub helps to unclog pores for a flawless complexion. The scrub is gentle but deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smoothes skin. The formula with charcoal draws out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet. Used once a week or more you’ll notice refined pores.
Step #2 The Right Cleanser
You should be cleansing your skin twice a day to clean off any excess sebum production, oil, dirt and sweat that can accumulate on your skin. The products you use should be cleansing, refreshing and non-comedogenic to not block your pores. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control cleansing gel is great! Garnier’s cleanser with charcoal extracts attracts and lifts any build-up in your pores. The formula has salicylic acid which gently removes dead skin cells and deeply exfoliates your skin’s pores. Consistent use of this product will help your pores stay clean and over time can minimize their appearance.
Step #3 Retinol and/or Vitamin C
Antioxidants are helpful to keep skin looking fresh and pores minimal! Vitamin C can help brighten skin and revitalize a dull complexion and applied regularly help minimize the appearance of your pores. Retinol or pro-retinol has exfoliating qualities and can help clean. Look for one or both of these in moisturizers to round out your pore-perfecting skin care regimen.
A great way to improve skin texture, hydrate your skin and also protect it from the sun is by using an SPF moisturizer with Vitamin C. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 with Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence, and gentle exfoliating lipo-hydroxyl acid (LHA). This formula can help turn dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone. It can help your overall skin texture.