We constantly see commercials and Instagram reels about reducing pore size, shrinking pores, and cleansing out pores. Pores are tiny holes in the skin that allow the skin to breathe. They are also the passageway between the outside world and inside the body. Therefore, pores do serve an important purpose. However, we often see that the size of the pores are a major reason of worry when it comes to skincare. While some people have smaller pores, some have really large pores. The look and size of your pores depend on various things like your skin type, genetics, age, and sun exposure.
The larger your pores are the coarser your skin will be, and if your pores are smaller in size, then your skin will be even and smooth. Moreover, pores can become filled with oils, makeup, dirt, bacteria, and sebum. Mostly, the pore size is genetic, but sometimes it can be due to age and sun exposure.
Despite pores being necessary, we can shrink their size, thus fading their appearance. Here are some ways to reduce pore size.
● Cleanse your skin everyday:
Daily cleansing and periodic exfoliation is extremely necessary to clean your pores. Most dermatologists say that cleaner your pores, the lesser it's intensity and visibility is on your face. Use a pore-purifying facial cleanser, like our Soothing Cleansing Cream, which reduces excess oil and unclogs pores, without stripping skin. Regular usage of such cleansing creams will visibly diminish the redness in your skin as well.
● Don't touch your face:
Our hands accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. Even if we sanitize them regularly, they are prone to be carrying germs and bacteria. Constantly touching your face makes the bacteria from your hand transfer to your face and clog the pores.
● Use an at-home chemical peel for & glycolic acid based toner:
Exfoliating dead skin cells is an important step in minimizing pore size. Apart from including face scrubs in your daily routine for physical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation using an at-home AHA/glycolic acid peel is necessary. Sonage's Harmony Glycopolymer Solution and Glow To Go Glycolic Acid Peel Pads are two products that renews the skin for a burst of radiance. Glycolic acid present in these products improve the appearance of the skin by renewing the texture, tone, and complexion.
● Use a clay mask to unclog your pores:
Using clay masks help in detoxifying and regulating oil production. It also calms redness. Therefore, if you have enlarged pores, using a clay mask once or twice a week heals your skin and reduces your pore size. Sonage's Tulsi Soothing Tri-Clay Mask is a high-performance mask that contains a calming blend of three mineral-rich clays with a trifecta of healing Ayurvedic herbs. This harnesses the ancient science of self-healing and longevity with some of the most advanced technology on earth.
● Use a powerful antioxidant-rich face moisturizer:
While cleansing and chemical exfoliation reduces oiliness and removes dead skin cells, to renew and rejuvenate your skin and calm redness, you need to use a natural moisturizer nourishes and revitalizes for a healthy-looking glow. Sonage's High Endurance Creme works on all skin types, especially for people with enlarged pores.
Finally, always remember to remove your makeup at the end of the day and have a healthy lifestyle.