How to visually minimise pores on face?
Visible extended pores destroy’s the stunning look of the skin and causes concern to many women nowadays. Unfortunately, the permanent reduction of pore size is only a female fantasy. Any dermatologist will confirm that it is impossible to permanently reduce the size of your pores (at least in natural way). But, you can visually minimise the small holes in the skin so that you can finally lose the appearance of orange peel and make your skin appear as smooth as a babies bum. All you need to do is keep reading. .
TIP: Foundations with a matte finish are great for covering the dilated pores.
Before the pore size turns into an obsession and you should actively get involved to minimise it, you need to know that the pores are a completely natural part of the skin and that the perfect faces that we often see on the ads that never have visible pores and imperfections are absolutely unrealistic.
Causes of enlarged pores:
Pore size is genetically predetermined. Usually people with fair skin have smaller pores, and people with dark skin have more pronounced and larger pores.
Also, the type of skin plays a major role. Dry skin type is characterised by small pores that are often not visible at all, while one of the features of oily skin type is large pores.
Several other factors affect the pore size. Damage to the skin from UV rays reduces the level of collagen, which maintains strength and elasticity of the skin, and as a result , the pores can become more visible. The amount of collagen decreases and as a consequence of ageing, and older women often complain of enlarged pores.
Visible pores can occur due to mechanical trauma to the skin caused by pressing the pimples. Pupils and large pores almost always go into the same package, because blackheads extend pores.
Cosmetic help :
Pores will look smaller if you clean your skin so there is not the layer of dead skin cells left on your face. Hence the need for regular exfoliation of the face. People with sensitive skin should not exfoliate more than once a week. If you have thicker skin that is not easily irritated, you can do a gentle exfoliation scrub 2-3 times a week. When buying a peeling scrub, make sure it is delicate, because excessive irritation of the skin with rough peeling may lead to increased secretion of natural oils that could worsen the situation .
Reducing the visibility of pores and removing dead cells can be made using cosmetic products that has a composition which includes AHA acids ( alpha- hydroxyl acids).
If you have enlarged pores and acne, use products with salicylic acid.
Use foundations and powders with matte finish. When the skin is shiny, the pores are highlighted. Cover them with a matte powder.
And of course, a very important cosmetic product – sunscreen. Protect your skin daily by using sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Home tricks and advice for temporary tightening the pores :
- Tomato pulp for tighter skin :
Perhaps it sounds a bit strange, but tomatoes are the most practical and safest ‘cure’ for dilated pores. Simply cut a tomato and mash it to make pulp, or put it for a few seconds in a blender. Apply the pulp on the face and allow it to operate for 20-30 minutes. You will notice that your skin is tighter, and the pores minimised.
Additional effect: If your skin is oily, put a little oat flakes in the tomato paste, this is because they effectively eliminate the mass glow on the face.
- Mask for tightening the pores with egg white and orange .
Make a mix of two egg whites and ¼ cup of orange juice. Mix the mixture and apply it on the face. Allow it to dry, and then wash with lukewarm water. Pores are instantly collected, and the skin gets an appealing glow.
- Tonic for minimising the pores with mint and apple acid.
Take 7-8 fresh mint leaves and cut them into tiny pieces. Add four tablespoons of apple acid and slightly mash the petals. Put the mixture in bottle and let it stay like that for 5-6 days. Then drain the acid to remove the mint leaves and add one cup of water. Use the solution daily before bedtime, because the acid has a strong odour.
Take an ice cube and apply it on the stops on your face where you have visible pores. Do not hold the ice on the face for a long time, because it might traumatise the skin.
Ice reduces pores, and the perfect time to use this trick is before applying make up
- Gentle exfoliation with baking soda.
Baking soda will give you a gentle peeling. Once a week moisten your face with water, and put baking soda into your palms. Massage your face using gentle circular movements, without rubbing. Leave the peel on your face for about 10 minutes to dry, then wash your face with lukewarm water.
Additional tip: Before you use a gentle scrub, open your pores with steam treatment. If you find it uneasy to hang your head over a bowl of hot water, just dip a cloth with warm water and place it for 5-7 minutes on your face. This way, will get the same effect.
- Mask for deep cleansing with honey and clay.
Mix one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of green clay. If you wish, you can add a few drops of lemon in the mixture as well. Put the mask on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
-Wash your face with soft gel twice a day- at morning and evening.
- Never go to sleep with your make up on your face.
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