Smooth, flawless skin is one of the hallmarks of beauty, but large pores can make your skin texture rough and bumpy instead. Thankfully, there are many ways to help pores appear minuscule and near-invisible for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
What are Pores?
Pores are present all over our body except our palms, feet, lips and more. Your body naturally releases sebum through your pores to keep your skin protected and hydrated against external environment and prevents bacterial infection. But trouble arises when your sebaceous glands, triggered by factors such as hormonal imbalances, improper cleansing, diet, or even the use of wrong products, hence producing more oil than your skin actually needs. This causes pores to expand with trapped dead skin and excess oil, which appears large and unsightly.
It is very important to give proper care to your pores and in this article; we will be looking at 4 ways to get that poreless and flawless skin.
1. Facial Masks
Regular usage of facial masks helps to provide moisture to the skin and helps with sebum control, which is great for reducing pores!
Mirage Miracle’s Silk Protein Repairing Mask is formulated with Silk Protein joined with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). The mask works holistically with the skin to boost collagen, skin elasticity and helps the skin’s water barrier retain moisture.
Silk Protein helps to prevent moisture from escaping, promotes sebum absorption and skin tightening.
EGF (epidermal growth factor) is a growth factor that is essential in the regeneration of cell growth, activating the cells to work at its prime. It is an effective anti-aging treatment for large pores, wrinkles and fine lines due to its ability to go deep down to the dermis layer to boost collagen and elastic production hence, skin will be more elastic and visibly tighter and smaller pores.
The mask also contains Butylene glycol, Chamomile and Balm mint extract, giving a cooling and refreshing sensation which helps to tighten enlarged pores.
This award-winning mask also helps to brighten skin tone and hydrate the skin. So many benefits packed in one mask!
2. Start Anti-aging skin care
As we advance in age, our bodies’ natural collagen production becomes slower and skin elasticity decreases. This leads to larger pores as the skin sags and stretches the pores, making it appear larger.
The best way to battle aging, is to take preventative measures. It’s never too early to start incorporating anti-aging products into your skincare routine. Consistency is key and you can start as early as your 20’s!
3. Apply UV Protection
Prevention is better than cure – Often overlooked; sunscreen is by far the most effective and essential skincare staple! Whether you have large or small pores, you should be wearing sunscreen every day of the year.
In terms of how to shrink pores with sunscreen, the aim is to prevent the reduction of collagen and elasticity within the skin. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation is one of the main causes of collagen and elastin breakdown within the skin. In addition, UV exposure may also increase sebum production.
4. Tighten pores with cooling products
There’s nothing new to giving our face the cold treatment. Cooling products allow the blood vessels in the skin to constrict, creating a “pulling” effect that helps products sink in deeper and this helps to tighten enlarged pores and reduce puffiness. In addition, our body reacts to the dip in temperature, the cold helps to jumpstart a healthy flush because of the increase in blood circulation around the face.
More skin hacks: Wash your face with cold water. Use beauty mists throughout the day. Use a cooling massage roller.