Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! Lately I have had a lot of friends and family approach me because they just can’t seem to shrink their stubborn pores. No matter what skincare product or makeup primer they try, their pores are enlarged and noticeable.
Enlarged pores can be caused by genetics, excessive oiliness, sun damage, and aging. These large pores can even make your skin’s texture appear uneven. This is a super common problem and lucky for us there a ton of great skincare products out there that actually work for this problem.
Today I want to go over my top picks of skincare products that will help minimize the appearance of your pores and keep them squeaky clean. So, if you are interested in finding out how you can shrink those stubborn pores and have flawless skin, then keep on reading!
Probably the best cleanser ever if you need to shrink your pores. This daily cleanser detoxifies and cleanses the pores, while also making them less noticeable. Formulated with Amazonian white clay and diatomaceous earth particles, it gently removes oil, dirt, and toxins that clog pores.
Sometimes a good ol’ scrub is what is needed to get some of that surface debris off. This cream-to-scrub cleanser from Dr. Brandt provides dual exfoliation- chemical and physical. This exfoliation will clean pores and minimize their appearance.
If you struggle with oily skin and large pores, this cleanser is your perfect match. Formulated with Icelandic volcanic sand, AHAs, Green Fusion Complex™ and neem seed oil, this cleanser has a deeply purifying action to absorb excess oil and effectively unclog and minimize the appearance of pores
I only have one option for this category because there is only one that kills the game every time. Part of the Kiehl’s Rare Earth line, this tonic/toner matches the cleanser perfectly.
This toner removes excess dirt and debris from pores, controls oils, and minimizes enlarged pores.
I swear I talk about The Ordinary in most of my skincare posts, but it’s due to good reasoning! This serum is so good it’s scary. I have seen its effects firsthand on my boyfriend’s skin.
This serum reduces the appearance of blemishes, redness, enlarged pores, uneven tone, and oily skin. It promotes clearer, brighter, and smoother skin while balancing sebum production. Your pores will be 100% smaller after just a few uses!
Although you may be oily and have enlarged pores, it is still very important to moisturize. Need a more affordable option? This one from Soap & Glory is fantastic. It provides these great benefits:
- Reduces the appearance of oily patches
- Minimizes the appearance of large pores.
- Boosts levels of moisture, but is still mattifying
- Brightens the skin’s surface and removes dull skin cells
Great to pair with the Ole Sauna Scrub, this hydrator will control oil, hydrate, mattify, and reduce the appearance of pores. This formula is also supposed to increase the wear of your foundation, meaning it won’t break down as quickly.
I know I know, I just can’t get away from the Kiehl’s Rare Earth line. That’s because I got my boyfriend all three for Valentine’s Day and daily use has already provided a tremendous difference in his skin.
This mud mask purifies the skin and visibly reduces pore size. Oatmeal and aloe vera work in conjunction to soothe and hydrate, while camphor and menthol deliver a natural cooling effect.
A more affordable option to a mud mask would be this awesome one from Formula 10.0.6. This is a skin-refining mask with berry boosters that works fabulously on clogged pores. Strawberry and Rosemary eliminate impurities, while yarrow clarifies skin for instant complexion perfection.
Another great affordable mask comes from the Korean skincare line Skinfood. This egg white mask regulates excess sebum, clears impurities, tightens pores, and eradicates skin bacteria.
This mask also provides anti-aging and anti-inflammatory agents. Is there anything it doesn’t do?
My final skincare product for large pores comes from Skinfood again. This is also within their Egg White line, but this is a hot steam pack mask.
With Jeju volcanic ash and Amazonian clay, this mask provides great benefits. Blackheads are eliminated, oils are controlled, pores are minimized, and dead skin is washed away. Sounds like a good combination to me!
What are your favorite products for enlarged pores? Let me know in the comments!
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