Last Updated on July 7, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Have you ever wondered if there are ways to minimize pores? There are quite a few reasons why your pores may become enlarged. Enlarged pores can be a result of excess oil production. Or, they can be the result of something like rosacea. Menopause can also cause pores to become enlarged. Either way, large pores are often a skin problem that women want to eliminate.
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Ways to Minimize Pores
Removing oil and dirt from your pores is the first step in minimizing them. Your oil glands may be producing excess oil. Or, your pores may be clogged from a build up of makeup or dirt or even dead skin cells. In order for your pores to become smaller, you need to make sure that you are really removing impurities from your skin. Make sure that you cleanse your skin regularly.
When choosing makeup, look for cosmetics that are labeled noncomedogenic. Makeup that is labeled noncomedogenic means that it is specially formulated so as not to cause blocked pores. Never sleep with your makeup on.
Remember to always apply sunscreen when you go out in the sun. Too much sun can make your pores less supple which will lead them to become permanently larger than you’d like. Be sure to remove the sunscreen and cleanse your skin when you come home.
Really deep clean your pores a few times a week. Despite our best intentions, our pores may remain clogged even after cleansing them. It may in part be due to residue left behind by skin care products or even environmental pollution.
Two or three times a week, try the Charcoal Self-Heating One-Minute Mask by Biore made with natural charcoal. This mask gives you purified pores in just one minute which is easy enough for even a busy woman. This unique formula heats on contact with water to open pores and draw out pore-clogging dirt and oil, then cools leaving skin tingly smooth and refreshed. Natural charcoal is known for its ability to draw out impurities and trap them.
This mask is both hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic so you can use it two or three times a week as part of your skin care routine. Each package contains four single use masks. Look for it in stores in your area.
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8 thoughts on “Ways to Minimize Pores Quickly and Effectively”
I have been hearing a lot about charcoal masks lately but have yet to try one. I need to minimize my pores though, so this sounds perfect. Thanks!
Hope you have a chance to try it.
This looks great. I like that it heats up. I used to use Biore products all the time. Not sure why I haven’t lately.
The girls love the self-heating option!
I have a reward to spend at Sally’s Beauty Supply for renewing my membership and will look for a charcoal mask. I keep seeing them and want to try them out. Masks seem easy to do. I didn’t know Biore had so many other products. Their Pore Unclogging Scrub looks good to me too.
Charcoal really is a great ingredient for purifying!
Oh my horribly enlarged pores due to hormonal going into menapause with extra oily skin stage of life that I had no idea could happen!! You are so right in needing to deeply clean out pores several times a week. I have used these mask and they are fairly quick to use. I always used them right before getting in the shower and washed it off in the shower. I have to deep clean my pores almost daily or the buildup gets out of control. I will be so glad to have this stage behind me.
It really can be a challenge!
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