One of the most common skincare questions asked is—how do I get rid of my pores? Well, the simple answer is, you can’t. Pores play an important role in helping our body release sebum (in moderate quantities, it’s not the villain) to keep our skin supple and naturally hydrated. And while all skin types are gorgeous, we fully understand how open pores scattered across our nose, cheeks, and forehead can be bothersome. Who doesn’t want their skin to be as smooth and radiant as a baby’s bottom? And the presence of visibly large pores hinders that.
The good news is, even though you can’t fully get rid of your pores, there are ways to minimise them, and we will tell you how.
Double cleansing is a skincare trend that is here to stay. As the name suggests, it’s a two-step cleansing process. Start with a cleansing balm or an oil or gel-based cleanser (depending on your skin type). This helps break down the excess sebum, make-up and other impurities that attach themselves to your face through the course of the day. The next step is washing your face with a mild face wash.
You see, your pores are surrounded by blood vessels that dilate with sweat, leftover products, and other pollutants, which causes them to be more visible. However, the double cleansing technique ensures nothing is congesting your pores, and the products used during your nighttime routine get absorbed better.
Clay masks are your friend
Your weekly at-home spa days just got more fun. You see, clay masks have one job—to draw out all the bacteria, build-up, sebum, and excess oil that’s sitting on your face and not letting your pores breathe and stretching them out.