Like Regina George, I spend a lot of time analysing my pores in the bathroom mirror.
Sure, it’s not always great for morale, but when you talk about skin care for a living, it comes with the job. And just like Regina, my pores can feel kinda huge, especially around my nose and chin.
It’s not the end of the world (pores are normal, after all). We've all got them, but if there’s a product that promises to make mine look smaller, I’m probably going to be into it.
It's for this reason my pores and I gladly accepted the challenge of road testing the Dermalogica Clear Start Micro-Pore Mist 118ml- a newly-launched face mist that reckons it can make your pores look smaller, minimise shine and improve the appearance of post-breakout marks.
Sounds delightful, but does this mist really work? Will it give me the smooth, glassy skin of my dreams and shrink my rudely large pores into submission?
A good journalist always does her research, so keep scrolling for what I found.
What Are Pores Again?
Pores are essentially tiny openings on our face that act as the pathway to hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Contrary to popular belief, pores don’t 'breathe'. They also can't 'open and close' - a skincare myth that truly bugs me - but they do excrete sebum (oil) and keep our skin moisturised.
When too much oil is excreted, pores can become clogged and inflamed - we see you, blackheads and whiteheads.
For more helpful pore skincare and makeup tips, check out our YouTube video below!