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HOW TO SHRINK YOUR PORES (Temporarily)
HOW TO SHRINK YOUR PORES (Temporarily)
I came across fifty shades of snail’s article on: How to Shrink Pores (temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths. Since it went viral, I read that it worked for many people as well so I decided to give it a try and it helped improve my skin. Curious to see whether this method works for others! My skin conditions: - combination skin type - dry areas between eyebrows - oily nose and cheeks with enlarged pores - few blackheads, sebaceous filaments on nose - hormonal acne breakouts 3 PORE MYTHS HIGHLIGHTS FROM HER BLOG: 1. Your nose is covered in blackheads. Some can be sebaceous filaments which is a mix of sebum, bacteria, dead skin cells and a hair follicle in a large pore. 2. Pores can be shrunk. There is no physical way to shrink pore sizes. Avoid all self-extraction methods and nose pore strips to prevent irreversible damage to the pore. 3. Pores open and close. The idea that a warm washcloth or steam treatment will “open” your pores to allow products to penetrate more deeply is a myth. And the idea that a splash of cold water or an astringent toner will “close” your pores is also a myth. The size of your pores is the size of your pores. WHAT YOU NEED TO CLEAR AND SHRINK PORES: - A 2% BHA product. I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator This exfoliator is pretty good at its job. Would be excellent if it didn’t smell like gas. Costs $30 but well worth it to go through bad smells as long as it works. 🤩 - A clay mask! I use innisfree - Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask I reviewed this product before and this product is called “pore clearing”. This alone has helped me with controlling my overproduction of sebum! - An emulsifying oil cleanser or pure carrier oil. I use Tatcha for this. TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser I reviewed this oil cleanser before. But it’s amazing because it uses camellia oil which is non-comedogenic making it perfect for my skin type. HOW TO SHRINK PORES TEMPORARILY Best time to do this is in the morning before regular skincare routine. 1. Apply BHA with cotton pad either on your entire face or target areas. Wait 20-25 mins. 2. Do not wash off the BHA. Apply face mask and follow its instructions. 3. Rinse with warm water and dry face. 4. Apply a generous amount of your cleansing oil or carrier oil and leave on for 15 mins. 5. Massage face for 2-3 mins with light-medium pressure from fingers and you should feel grits that have pushed out from your pores. (note: don’t overdo it or you may cause broken capillaries) 6. Rinse with warm water and continue with regular skincare routine. RESULTS AWESOME! I GOT GRITS. At least once or twice a month, I recommend doing this. If you didn’t feel grits during this process, yours may just not be as clogged - not to worry, it’s still clearing your pores and reducing their appearance so keep at it!! Let me know how it went for you! 🧖‍♀️
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beautycakes
Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser
TATCHA-Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser
✨My affordable oily/combo skincare routine✨
✨My affordable oily/combo skincare routine✨
This is my newly updated skincare routine ✨ Everything is in order of how I layer my products *AM Routine* The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser — *update: I was using this as a first cleanse in the mornings after I use my BHA, but realize I need to keep focused on double only at night. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin — I use this every morning and I swear by this cleanser. It is super gentle on the skin, it cleanses well enough without drying. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner— I have not rated this yet as I have not been using it long enough to notice any real benefits from it(will update soon) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%— I use this in my skin care routine as it has been highly recommended to help with my blemishes and brightening skin tone. Will update with a rating when I feel I have used it long enough to see a difference. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 — I really enjoy this moisturizer, it doesn’t feel too thick on my skin but it does leave quite a bit of a cast which is common in a moisturizer with SPF. *PM Routine* The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser — I love this as a first step in my double cleanse as I find it really helps to clean off my moisturizer/spf & makeup if I have worn it, it leaves the skin looking and feeling really smooth CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner **PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator— I use this as recommended to start 2-3 times a week, I haven’t been using it long enough to say whether it is really helping my skin yet. Although I will say it does feel really nice on the skin, it feels like a very mild oil when first put on and I find my face looks more radiant after applying The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%— I use this at night when I do not use my BHA exfoliator as it isn’t recommended. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 — I use this every night and I love that it helps draw in all of the moisture from the environment around me. I find it works well with my BHA to help keep the moisture in my skin. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion — I LOVE this moisturizer, it is super hydrating but doesn’t feel thick on my oily skin. **Exfoliators** PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator— chemical exfoliant 2-3x a week. PAULA'S CHOICE - The Unscrub— use this up to 3 times a week, on nights that I do not use my chemical exfoliator if I feel like I need to. It is very gentle on the skin as the jojoba oil beads melt as you exfoliate. When I add this, I use it as a second cleanser(in place of my CeraVe) If anyone has an recommendations, please comment. Constructive critisism is always welcome 😊❤️
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HaileyDanielle
AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30