Unless you’re a unicorn (or Christie Brinkley), chances are you weren’t born with perfect skin. And if enlarged pores is one of your skin concerns, read on. While we can’t surgically or medically repair pore size (yet), we can fake it ’till we make it.
PSA: If pores are clean, they appear smaller. A good exfoliator is gentle, yet effective; use it in moderation (no more than twice a week) to buff dirt and debris out of pores. LINNE Scrub Face Mask unclogs pores, promotes cellular turnover, calms inflammation, prevents acne, and stimulates collagen production- which means happy skin and smaller pores.
Using a clay mask twice per week will tone skin, which creates the appearance of tighter (read: smaller) pores. After you cleanse and exfoliate, apply a hot washcloth to your face for two minutes to open the pores- then quickly apply your clay mask.
Hook, Line, and Shrink ‘Em
A Pore Refiner, like this one by dr. brandt, is a perfect primer to use in the morning to kick shine and reduce the appearance of pores under your makeup. Swoon.
Although you’ll be doing clay treatments and wearing Pore Refiner under your makeup each day, it’s important to work on minimizing your pores at night, when the skin repairs itself. After you wash your face each night, apply the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment all over face in gentle circular motions.