This is hands down one of the most common questions I get asked as a beauty editor – how can I reduce the size of my pores?
I’m afraid I can’t give you a simple or straightforward answer here, because so many factors like genetics, age and skin type can contribute to enlarged pores.
So while I can’t promise to get rid of them entirely (mainly because your skin needs them to function!) I can give you some tips on reducing their appearance with PCA’s Pore Refining Treatment.
Tell Me More:
This treatment uses the power of physical, chemical and ezymatic exfoliating properties to zone in on problem pores to target congestion and improve overall skin texture.
– This formula contains a blend of ingredients that work to absorb excess oil
– Uses three methods of exfoliation for dramatically smoother & softer skin
– Purifies & renews the skin by sweeping away dead skin cells, dirt & debris
– Can be used as a mask, or as an exfoliant in the shower post-cleansing
– It can be followed with the Detoxifying Mask for enhanced results
★★★★★ Worth every penny – Michelle
“This is one of my top 5 favourite pore refining products. I rub it around my entire face for about 1 minute and then I leave it on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes before I wash it off with cool water. It has helped with my pore size dramatically, especially on my cheeks and chin.”
What’s In It?
Mandelic Acid: is an AHA which accelerates cell turnover and removes dead skin cells for a brighter, smoother complexion.
Papain: an enzyme derived from papayas, it provides a gentle enzymatic exfoliating action to further aid the physical & chemical exfoliants.
Rice Powder & Pumice: act as physical exfoliants to slough away stubborn surface build-up of dirt, oil and makeup.
Kaolin & Bentonite: these absorbent clays help to draw out impurities from the pores for clearer, less congested skin.
Bisabolol & Vitamin E: work to soothe, calm & protect the skin from environmental damage.
Try a BHA treatment like The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Solution. This ingredient is oil soluble and helps to exfoliate the inner walls of the pore, removing debris and reducing congestion. This serum can be used sparingly in conjunction with the Pore Refining Treatment.
Clean your face! Not removing makeup, sunscreen and general grime from your face can also lead to enlarged pores (thanks to a collection of gross stuff building up in there). Double cleansing is important to ensure every last trace of makeup, dirt and excess oil is removed. Using a device like Foreo’s Luna 2 is a great idea.
Don’t ditch hydration. It’s important to keep your skin moisturised, especially if your enlarged pores are thanks to a loss of elasticity in the skin, which occurs as we age. Moisturising will also help you avoid drying out your skin with all the exfoliating ingredients above. If you’re oily and acne-prone, go for PCA’s clearskin Moisturiser.