The Most Helpful Tips for Smaller Pores
We all have pores, but how much time you spend “poring” over them probably depends on their size. What causes large pores? With age and frequent stretching from being clogged with dead skin cells and oil, the pores start to sag. Smaller Pores make your skin look smoother, softer, and younger. All you need are some great skin care tips in order to make your pores look much smaller.
How To Get Smaller Pores on Face
- The first step is to use skin care products that increase levels of collagen and elastin which will prevent the pores from stretching. Look for ingredients such as Vitamin C, retinal that increase collagen production and products that increase elastin levels.
- Vitamin C is absolutely necessary if you want small pores. As a matter of fact, vitamin C itself will increase your skin’s production of both collagen and elastin.
- Regenerate and firm your collagen to tighten your pores. Apply fresh aloe vera gel mixed with 2 egg whites to your face. Allow to sit on your face for 10-15 minutes or until dry. Rinse with warm water. This will also shrink your pores.
- Face masks are ideal for getting smaller pores, and if they’re homemade using fresh ingredients, so much the better! Honey, sugar, warm water, and lemon juice is great for exfoliating, and the simple combo of oatmeal, water, and honey can get rid of excessive oil.
- Decreasing sebum production is also a way to prevent clogged and stretched pores. One ingredient that is said to have the to ability to reduce sebum production is NDGA (Nordihydraguaiaretic Acid).
- If you want small pores, then you have to exfoliate – no ifs, and, or buts about it. This is actually a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and excess oil all in one go. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great exfoliating product and, again, there are masks you can make yourself.
- The final steps to smaller pores simply require good skin care habits. First and foremost: Wash makeup and sunscreen off every night.
What skin care regimens do you follow to keep your skin supple and soft to the touch? I’d love to know any secret recipes and techniques!