Ways to Minimize Large Pores
First things first, it is impossible to get rid of pores completely. Many people believe that they can use skin treatments and try home remedies to erase or eliminate their facial pores. However, having pores is nothing like having acne, scars, pigmentation, etc.
Pores are an important part of the structural layer of skin, so they will always be there. This means that any masks, strips, or treatments that claim to eradicate your pores are useless. It is hard not to have pores on your skin unless you remove the entire layer of your skin, which cannot happen.
Effective Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Large Pores
While you cannot eliminate the pores on your skin, you can deal with many pore-related problems. For example, you may have wider pores if they are more visible. One reason behind such a problem is clogged pores. Or, they may not be as tight as you would like.
This leaves you with two ways of dealing with the issue bothering you: unclogging or tightening them. Fortunately, MiamiMD has some tips for you to reduce the appearance of or minimize large pores.
Choose Water-Based Products
Many products specially made to moisturize your skin contain various active ingredients, including oils. But according to the recommendations by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should use oil-free products if your pores tend to clog easily.
This rule applies to moisturizing products and any other products that you may use on your face,
including makeup. So, water-based skincare and makeup products can significantly help if your large, visible pores are bothering you.
Especially if you have oily skin types, products high in humectants can be quite beneficial. A few
examples of humectants found in skincare products are honey and urea.
Wash Face Every Morning and Evening
Of course, washing your face at least twice a day is basic hygiene. It helps eliminate all the unwanted oil, dirt, and pollution that accumulates on your face. But did you know that regularly washing your face every morning and evening is also basic skincare?
According to the AAD, you should wash your face twice a day to protect your pores from clogging. You might want to do it more than twice if you can sweat a lot, especially after physical activity.
AAD also recommends that you wash your face with a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser and lukewarm water to make it more effective.
Use a Clay Mask
A clay mask helps remove additional oil from your pores, unclogging them and making them less
noticeable. Clay is an effective way to absorb sebum that makes your pores appear enlarged. Experts suggest using a clay mask once or twice a week for effective results.
However, make sure you’re doing so on a different day than when you exfoliate. This is because over- treating your skin can harm it and lead to irritation, which can cause your pores to appear even larger.
It is impossible to get rid of your large pores, but you can take a few easy steps to tighten and unclog them. This will help minimize them and make them less visible. At MiamiMD, we are here to help you with all your skin-related problems.