Sometimes, it’s possible to have the clearest complexion in the world, only for the overall appearance of your skin to be ruined by large pores. In the old days, we used to be told that splashing our face with cold water would help, but now we realise it’s a little more complicated than that. Here, we take a look at what causes large pores and which products we can use to help to improve their appearance.
One reason for large pores is that they’ve become clogged with dirt and sebum, so naturally, keeping your face clean can help matters. Opting for a deep cleansing treatment like Decleor Deep Cleansing Clarifying Clay Mask will help to keep your skin, and especially your pores, completely free of dirt by using the active clay to wick oil away from the area, and will allow your pores to shrink back down.
In terms of your daily routine, opting for a cleanser with oil will actually help to remove excess sebum from your skin, so something like Decleor Soothing Micellar Water is an excellent first line defence against enlarged pores. It’s delicate enough to be used on sensitive skin and will help to shrink enlarged pored daily.
We now know that Retinol is one of the best things for keeping skin smooth, rejuvenated and clear, so opting for a night cream such as Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair will allow your skin to repair itself overnight. You’ll wake up with more balanced skin and pores which have visibly shrunk.
We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the suns harmful rays, but over-exposure to the sun can also have an impact on pore size, as well as causing the skin to over-produce oil in an effort to repair itself. This will leave the pores extra clogged and even more open. The simple answer is sun cream; opt for a special face cream containing SPF for your daily usage, such as Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 and consider using Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 if you’re on holiday or very fair skinned.
Another option for dealing with enlarged pores is to conceal them with a product such as Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer. As well as working in tightening the pores, this primer will even the surface of the skin and offer a dramatic blurring effect, reducing the appearance of pores and other blemishes and leaving your skin looking flawless.