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While we tend to think of facial pores as either large or small, your pores never actually change size; though a few things do change the look of them. Luckily, minimizing the appearance of your pores is a simple matter of a few good habits.
REMOVE IMPURITIES WITH A GENTLE EXFOLIANT
Buildup of residue—like dirt, sweat and makeup—can trap dead skin cells in your pores, making them appear larger. Mild exfoliants, like salicylic and lipohydroxy acids, dig deep into the pores, lifting impurities and removing dead skin cells. A lightweight exfoliating cleanser, like our Brightening Panthenol Face Cleanser + LHA, is a skincare essential. Use it for a deep clean that tightens and refines pores.
STRENGTHEN PORES WITH RETINOL
As you age, your skin’s natural collagen production slows. Firm, smooth skin begins to soften and weaken, with the lining of your pores following suit. Retinol, or nature’s derivative of Vitamin A, encourages collagen production, ultimately strengthening the cellular walls of your pores and giving them a barely-there look. Opt for a well-balanced retinol formula like our Radiance Retinol + Kojic Acid Brightener that counters the power of retinol with soothing vitamins and nutrients.
SCHEDULE A SKINCARE TREATMENT
Some, in-office treatments are an excellent way to get the improved results you want a little faster. Skin treatments like facial peels and extractions can almost instantly improve the appearance of pores. Results can be quite impactful but not permanent, so it’s no substitute for a healthy skincare routine.
GET LONG TERM IMPROVEMENT WITH MICRONEEDLING OR LASER
Microneedling and laser treatments stimulate skin tightening by generating superficial wounds at varying intensities.. Your skin responds with proactive healing, a process that encourages cell turnover and collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. These treatments are very effective but require evaluation and care by a knowledgeable and trained medical practitioner.