Zap Enlarged Open Pores 10 Glowing Skin Tips
It's not an old wives' tale - gently run ice cubes across your pores for 15 to 30 seconds. They'll be instantly closed!
If there's only one daily beauty ritual you do, then make it a good cleanse. Cleansing helps skin get rid of impurities, leaving it even toned, with a smooth texture. Carefully cleanse your face with a gentle product such as micellar water, which won't harm your skin.
Make sure you remove your make up before hitting the sack! Even if you're worn out, take the time to remove every single trace of make up. If you don't, any pores that get clogged by make up residues may become enlarged. And your skin won't be able to regenerate overnight.
How to close your pores: Soak a flannel in a mix of fresh lemon and pineapple juice, press it on to your face and leave for a minute. Lemon and pineapple juice contain natural enzymes that purify and firm up skin, whilst closing enlarged pores.
Apply a facial toner every morning, as it will slightly reduce open pores.
Apply a gentle scrub once or twice a week to unclog and close pores. Go easy, otherwise it could backfire and make matters worse!
Masks are a skin pampering superhero. A purifying clay face mask will absorb excess sebum and unclog pores.
Open pores often result from dehydrated skin, so moisturising is key. Opt for a light, mattifying, non-comedogenic cream. If you have blackheads or pimples, apply an anti-blemish treatment to problem areas in addition to your usual moisturiser.
For an instant, smoothing action, apply a blur cream to naturally 'Photoshop' the texture of your skin. Rich in silicone elastomers, they fill pores and wrinkles without clogging them, mattify skin tone and reflect light. Apply it just before your make up - a final skincare treatment to set you up for the day.
What's the best type of foundation to hide enlarged pores?
A mousse! If you're not a fan of these, then opt for a light texture that's oil-free or formulated for oily skin. Apply your foundation with a brush, starting with your T-zone and working out from the centre of your face.
What if you're not used to applying foundation? Go for a mineral-based powder. Simply apply it with a brush, using circular movements.