Enlarged, clogged and downright pesky. Pores: we all have them and for most of us, they are a basic skin concern regardless of skin color or ethnicity. The good news? There are some simple yet savvy ways to improve the health of your skin and perfectly implement a game-changing regimen.
#6 Cleanse Confidently
Our doctor has always preached the utmost importance of cleansing. It’s vital to remember that over-cleansing puts people at risk for the hazards of over-drying the skin (which, ironically, can lead to more breakouts) so ensure it’s done just twice daily – AM and PM – to draw out impurities.
#5 Ingredient Intelligence
The key thing to look for is a cleanser that contains the right ingredients, like antioxidants to protect against free radicals, Salicylic Acid to help clear your pores, or Witch Hazel to act as a natural astringent. If the ingredients are there, the quality will be there, too.
#4 Exfoliation Excellence
Exfoliation gently removes the top layer of dead skin, which are a main cause of blocked and enlarged pores. Daily peels are like steady exercise to the skin. Incorporate a once a day, gentle 2-step exfoliating peel with a blend of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids.
#3 Chelator Champion
The heavy metals in our drinking water convert the skin’s oils into a waxy, gland-blocking substance, resulting in acne, blackheads, stretched out pores and irritation. Our answer? Incorporate skincare that contain chelators into your daily regimen. Chelators engulf the heavy metals on the surface of the skin, preventing them from penetrating deep into the pores.
#2 Retinol Recovery
Look for anti-aging treatments with retinol. This ingredient is a must-have for any serious anti-aging arsenal, especially when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles. As for pores, retinol also works to promote collagen production, helping to reduce pores’ appearance.
#1 Collagen Cover-up
Wear SPF daily to help protect against collagen breakdown, which can trigger enlarged pores. Covering up from the sun’s harmful rays is a #1 anti-aging effort – no just for pores, but for overall skin clarity and health.
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