Skin Care

Help! Can I Use Salicylic Acid To Reduce My Large Pores?

Pores aren't there to annoy us... You may be obsessed by their size, but they are actually essential for our skin to properly function. They allow our skin to breathe by getting rid of sebum and dead cells. However, when our pores become clogged by impurities, they open up, become way too visible, and can cause blackheads to appear. Keep reading if you want to learn how to reduce the open pores on your face and slam them shut once and for all!

Deep Cleansing

This is essential if you want to keep your skin glowing and flawless for as long as possible. First and foremost, we need to cleanse our faces, even if we can't be bothered or are pressed for time. Use a gentle facial cleanser such as a cleansing oil or micellar water like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Purifying Micellar Water with 5X deep cleansing power to rid your skin of grime accumulated throughout the day - make up, pollution (pm 2.5), smoke, sebum, dust. This will allow your skin to breathe.



Use a gentle scrub

Scrubs are great for unclogging pores. A good, fine grain scrub will not harm your skin or stimulate sebum production. It'll purify your skin and close your pores, so that they are able to eliminate sebum and dead cells. Added plus? You will be left with a lovely, rosy glow! If you are not a fan of grainy, physical face scrubs, it is time you start using salicylic acid for your open pores. The exfoliating properties of salicylic acid is great to reduce pores on face. Salicylic acid for skin concerns works by penetrating deep into your skin and cleaning out our pores from deep within. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence is an essence with salicylic acid that treats your skin to the different benefits of salicylic acid – it goes up to 10 skin layers deep* and refines skin texture to give you skin that is bright, radiant, and crystal clear. Here is how to use salicylic acid on your face to reduce visible pores and get a bright complexion -

• Wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
• Pour 3-4 drops of the facial essence on your palms and spread it evenly between your palms without rubbing too much
• Gently tap the Micro Essence on your forehead, cheeks, and chin till it is completely absorbed


Apply a suitable moisturizer

Our skin needs to be kept moisturised if we want our epidermis to remain in tip top shape. But make sure you use a moisturiser suited to your skin type, otherwise you could make any blemishes, including open pores, even worse. So best opt for one designed for dry, oily or sensitive skin as needs be. If your open pores are really bad, then go for an astringent treatment to help close them up.

But face creams are not the only way to hydrate and nourish your skin. Give your skin an intense boost of moisturization and hydration two to three times a week by using a hydrating sheet mask like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask with 30x absorption power**. In just 15 minutes, the sheet mask gives you smooth, refined, and hydrated skin.


Explore purifying clay masks

Clay is a multi-tasker, but in this case it is great for purifying skin. Apart from using salicylic acid for sebum control, applying a clay face mask once a week will deeply clean and detox your skin. A good tip for combination skin is to focus the clay mask only on those parts of your face that tend to get oily and avoid the dry areas. Concentrating the on forehead, sides of the nose, and chin. This Result: not an open pore in sight! The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Detoxify with Charcoal is a clay face mask that harnesses the power of charcoal to deep clean your pores and remove dirt, excess oil, toxins, and other impurities from your skin. In just 10 minutes, the Pure Clay Mask detoxifies your skin and leaves it feeling fresher and brighter.

We hope that now, it is easier to understand how to get rid of large pores using salicylic acid for skincare, these steps will help you minimize the size of your pores and reduce their appearance!

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight