Reduce Pore Size & Dig Deep With These 4 Simple Tips:
- Make a DIY Cucumber & Lemon pore reducer/cleanser/toner! Naturally reduces pore size, deeply cleanses pores, and provides toner benefits as well. Take: 2 tbsp. of freshly grated cucumber & lemon; mix with freshly squeezed cucumber juice from 1 cucumber; apply to the entire face and neck area, allowing to set on the skin for up to 15 mins.; rinse with luke-warm water and pat dry with a towel.
- Collagen can aid in reducing pore size and helping to clean skin clear! Collagen can be weakened over time due to environmental exposure, i.e. UV rays from sun exposure; collagen help support pores and keep them tight. This collagen loss can cause the appearance of pore size to increase, in addition to blemishes- which can end up with trauma to the skin = permanently enlarged pores :0 Try a daily supplement to increase the body's natural collagen production. One of my favs: HUM Nutrition Collagen Love Skin Firming Supplement [$40].
- Exfoliating is key! Ensure you utilize an exfoliator at least once to twice, weekly. This removes the dead skin cells that are pore-enlarging and as an added bonus, you can prevent breakouts too.
- Use a silicone-based primer underneath your makeup. Start with rice-based blotting papers and gently blot the skin. Take your primer and apply to the skin with a beauty sponge, like the beautyblender sponge. Allow to fully dry before continuing on with your makeup routine.
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Limited Edition Tie Dye
Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
These easy-to-use pore strips not only deeply-cleanse pores, but aid in reducing pore size too! Comes in two different Limited Edition tie dye shades: blue & pink in an 8 pack of individually-sealed strips. If you haven't given Biore pore strips a try- they are extremely easy to use! You simply wet your nose or desired area of the skin and then peel off the clear backing of the pore strip and place on the skin, while gently pressing over the strip to ensure its completely adhered to the skin.
Allow to dry up to 15 mins and slowly peel off of the skin.There are pre-cut slits made into the strip so that it spreads out well and properly covers your nose and each is individually sealed and wrapped- that makes them portable and great for trips. Super affordable so they won't break the bank- but they will reduce pore size and cleanse clogged pores by removing excess oil & dirt. I've used these strips for years and I was impressed with the fact that not only did they illustrate the effectiveness that they did in the past, but they appeared to have even been improved!