Pores pores and more pores
In the series of pictures above, you can see all the usual questions and answers about pores. Pores are the bane of my existence and it’s so difficult to treat them so they look better and smaller. I was born with gigantic pores apparently which it was really hard to find out that they are genetic. You can treat them though! You just have to find the right products that work with your face. It’s time we do what we can and then decide to love our pores and understand that size REALLY DOES NOT MATTER! ❤️ Things you can do:
Stay out of the sun and ALWAYS wear a good spf
Face washes for pores
Pore minimizing face washes
Get rid of large pores
Clean clogged pores
Part 2 Oily Skin
10 do's and don’ts from dermatologists💦 ￼DO wash your face every morning, evening, and after exercise. While washing, resist the temptation to scrub your skin, even to remove makeup. Scrubbing irritates your skin, which can make it look worse. ￼DO choose skin care products that are labeled “oil free” and “noncomedogenic.” This means that products that have these labels — including cleansers, moisturizers and makeup — won’t clog your pores or cause acne. ￼DO use a gentle, foaming face wash. Many people believe that they need to use a strong face wash for oily skin in order to dry out their skin. However, using a face wash that is too harsh can irritate your skin and trigger increased oil production. Instead, look for a mild, gentle face wash. ￼DON’T use oil-based or alcohol-based cleansers. These can irritate your skin. ￼DO apply moisturizer daily. Although you have oily skin, it is still important to apply moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Try a gel moisturizer instead of a heavy cream based one. ￼DO choose oil-free, water-based makeup. ￼DON’T sleep in your makeup. Always remove all makeup before going to sleep. ￼DO use blotting papers and DON’T touch your face throughout the day. Although it’s tempting to touch your face, doing so can spread dirt, oil and bacteria from your hands to your face. Only touch your face when you’re cleansing, moisturizing or applying sunscreen or makeup, and make sure your hands are clean first. Highly recommend products for oily skin. Hylamide - Pore Flush I personally use this and it’s amazing!! Check out my review for details 💦 TATCHA - The Water Gel This is a great gel moisturizer. OLE HENRIKSEN - Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser I’ve used this before and absolutely love this cleanser! For oily skin with breakouts: THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay is a cult favorite and I’ve used a lot! Great for oily skin. Mamonde - Rose Water Gel Cream is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used for my oily skin. Hope these tips help! Do you want to see a specific skin struggle in part 3? ❤️
Huge pores and oil slick T-zone?
Hylamide - Pore Flush I found this product browsing the Deciem website and if I’m being honest I needed to spend more to get free shipping 😂 so I settled on this. There are some really amazing reviews on the website for this so I’ve been pretty excited about it getting here. ￼￼￼￼Hylamide is basically the “step-up” brand from The Ordinary and it’s also really reasonably priced. I love the bright and simple packaging. ￼￼￼￼This pore flush is described as a plant and marine based mist formula to help visibly reduce pore size and sebum overactivity. ￼￼￼￼Includes Buchu and bridewort in a base of natural marine polymers. ￼￼￼￼Booster Pore Flush helps reduce visible sebum accumulation within pores which can cause pores to appear enlarged. This product forms a natural, non-clogging marine-derived film to tighten pores immediately and visibly reduce sebum even further through a different pathway than that offered by other technologies within the formula. This product is : 🚫water free 🚫alcohol free🚫oil free🚫silicone free🚫nut free🚫gluten free VEGAN 🌱 and cruelty free 🐰 Directions: Spray on face am and pm on a clean dry face before other skincare treatments. I use in place of a toner. This product has me doing a happy dance 💃🏻 The second picture shows my face after using this AMAZING pore flush. I’m one of the lucky ones who have gigantic pores and I have never found anything that makes them look smaller until now. I can tell a huge difference and along with that it controls my oily T-zone better than any product I have ever tried and let me tell you..... I have tried A LOT!!! After misting on my face, I take a cotton pad and pat around a bit to make sure the entire area is covered. One thing I need to mention, the scent of this spray is..... interesting 😂 Upon spraying it smells a little bit like chamomile and a tiny bit citrusy. After it sits on my face for a few minutes however, I seem to get a faint whiff of 🐱 pee. I know that’s super weird and I actually saw others talk about this in reviews and I just overlooked it. It definitely does remind me of that. But it’s nowhere near a dealbreaker and the smell goes away super quickly. This controls my oil production almost all day. Even under make up. This is a skincare SUPERSTAR in my eyes!! And at $11.00 for 120 ml. This will be a staple in my routine and will purchase again!! ❤️Pros—- Absorbs quickly Visibly shrinks my pores almost immediately Makes my T-zone matte for hours which helps tremendously under makeup. Love the price 😭Cons—- The smell but it goes away quickly Shipping from Deciem takes a while If you have gigantic pores and an oily T- zone like myself, I seriously cannot recommend this product enough. At this price what do you have to lose? Have you ever tried this product? I would love to know your thoughts as well! ❤️
The Science of Skin Care
COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser This product is incredible !! I have not used anything like this recently. Key ingredients ￼Salicylic Acid—— which helps go deep and clean out pores ￼Tea Tree Oil—— helps in soothing irritated skin safe to use if you have oily, dry or combo skin ￼Green Tea —— contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. Green tea is powerful antibacterial agent for treating acne and uncloging pores.
COSRX-Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
I recently emptied my @drdennisgross Alpha Beta cleanser- an exfoliating gel cleanser that foams up slightly. Alpha Beta @drdennisgross contains both AHA’s and BHA’s which I found did a great job at unclogging my pores, thus making them appear smaller, which is probably more due to the AHA’s (if you’ve seen my unfiltered skin lately, the pores are pretty gynormous). I actually fo prefer an AHA product over a BHA product because of my pore issue, so it this product was really perfect for me
Dr Dennis Gross-Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel
Bye Bye to blackheads ✨🧖🏻♀️
A cleanser with salicylic acid that is gentle enough to use on dry skin? Yes please. I have repurchased this cleanser about five times now and it is my go to night time cleanser. It has a combination of tee tree oil and salicylic acid that helps wash away all the nasties in your pores and the formula is gentle so it doesn’t strip away all the moisture from your face. I saw a huge improvement after about 1-2 months. I suggest consistent use to see results. COSRX - Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
COSRX-Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
1- CBD Jelly Anti-Acne Facial Cleanser- This one also contains CBD and Salicylic Acid, so together they help fighting inflammation. It helps fight buildup and congested pores. I have dry skin and it does not dry me out. It helped me during a little hormonal break out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2- CBD Leaf Acne Patches- Are also formulated with Salicylic acid and CBD. It will reduce post inflammation and speed up healing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are seriously good! I had two little ones that appear due to that time of the month and these helped with the inflammation. It really was reduced. I highly recommend these. ⠀
TRULY-CBD Jelly Anti Acne Facial Cleanser
Awesome Creamy Cleanser
Details: 💚 Mamonde's Micro Deep Cleansing Foam is lightweight, mild and powered with self-purifying Lotus Flower Extract that washes away 98.8% of pore-clogging dirt, dust and excess residue. • Infused with nature's dirt-magnet Konjac, the formula draws out impurities from pores and clears them at once. • Complexion looks and feels more refreshed. • Vegan certified 💚💭💚 I REALLY like this cleanser. It's a very smooth and creamy texture that foam nicely. A little DEFINITELY goes a long way (I used tooooo much, see pics) you only need about a done size to cover your face and neck. It's very hydrating and doesn't strip your skin. I was nervous about the scent but it didn't irritate, cause inflammation or breakouts which is a plus! Because you only need a little, this product will last a while. This one is a keeper!!
Mamonde-Micro Deep Cleansing Foam
Do you double cleanse?
When you start your journey in skin care there will be a lot of people who would warn you to not do too much and remain on the safe side by doing as little as possible, but trust me it isn’t a thing like doing too much when it comes to Double cleanse. I have oily skin and anyone with any skin type should try double cleanse. Just to improve their skin, here’s why The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. I have recently added a new oil cleanser to my routine and I’m still not over how much I adore this, and honestly I have been on the double cleanse routine every single day. BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil An antioxidant-rich, cleansing oil that gently removes long-wear makeup and leaves skin with a beautiful, healthy look and feel Non oily Non greasy completely safe for oily acne prone skin. The lightweight oil lifts away makeup in a fraction of seconds and lifts up impurities, then rinses completely clean with water. Formulated with our sugarcane-derived, sustainable squalane oil, it helps keep skin hydrated and feeling fresh. (May sting if inside the eye) BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel refreshing cleansing gel made with tea tree to deeply purify pores, absolutely addictive cleanser help balance skin and reduce excess surface oil. This cleansing gel removes makeup residue while leaving skin healthy-looking and visibly clearer. Absolutely a must try duo especially for oily irritated skin that’s prone to breakouts! 💚 I haven’t ever regretted buying Biossance because I’m amazed with how gorgeous Squalene has turned out my skin. Will keep repurchasing. @cherie
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
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