If you have large pores and they are a source of distress, you may be disappointed to know that you cannot permanently shrink your pores. What you can do is change the appearance of your skin. You can do this by properly cleansing the skin, applying natural remedies, and using sun block.
You have probably heard the word “elasticity” used in connection with skin. When you think of elastic you probably think of something that can expand and return to its original shape. Unfortunately, this is not the case with your pores. Once they are stretched, the damage cannot be completely reversed, but there are ways that you can have a positive impact on your appearance.
Thoroughly and effectively cleaning your skin is a good place to start when your large pores seem to be demanding too much attention. Two common causes of this problem are oil and pimples. When these things build up in the skin, they stretch the pores. If you have blackheads or whiteheads, you should remove them and then follow up with a quality cleansing system that prevents future pimples. If you have oily skin, you should use products designed to address it so you can reduce the amount of oil stored in your skin.
There are some natural remedies to try for those who are struggling with large pores. Applying lemon juice to your facial sponge when you are cleansing your face is one example. Lemon juice will not only purify your skin, it will also help maintain its firmness. Mixing jojoba oil, aloe, and either sage or thyme and applying it to your skin with your moisturizer is another method that can help reduce the appearance of your pores.
Exfoliation and microdermabrasion are recommended for people with various skin concerns. These skincare techniques are especially recommended for people with large pores. One of the most important tasks that you have is to keep your skin clear of debris. Both exfoliation and microdermabrasion are designed to scrub the surface of the skin leaving it cleaner, smoother, and more revitalized.
Since you already have large pores that are bothering you, you certainly should do everything in your power to prevent getting more. Preventing large pores is another reason to wear sun block and to do so faithfully. The sun can be responsible for pore dilation, meaning that when you expose your unprotected face to solar rays, you run the risk of making your problem worse.
You can also apply your makeup in a way that minimizes the appearance of large pores. One trick for doing this is to use a primer. This prevents foundation from seeping into your pores, thereby providing a smoother surface upon which you will apply your foundation. It can also drastically affect the outcome if you finish with translucent dusting powder.