by Stella Ciolli on Feb 05, 2020
We know you hate your large pores and want them gone asap but a plan of action for large pores requires lots and lots of patience.
(So not!) fun facts about large pores. The size of your pores are determined by the amount of oil (also called sebum) that your skin produces. A lot of oil flowing through your follicles will stretch them resulting into what we think of as “large pores”.
Unfortunately, pores cannot open or close (or contract – for example like the twitching movement of your muscles).
So, can anything be done about large pores? We are happy to say yes ☺
The best way to achieve results that will make you happy is to delete any thoughts about quick fixes.
Once you have done this, we suggest you try to incorporate the following basic steps into your routine.
Daily, gentle exfoliation – look at products with leave-on exfoliants e.g. Salicylic Acid, a phenolic aromatic acid that promotes gentle cell turnover. You can reduce pore size by making new skin, and the new skin makes new, smaller pores.
- Try to stay away from skincare & makeup products that tend to clog your pores. Don’t forget to go through your makeup! Loose powders and oily foundations are often the culprits.
- Look at supplementing with Vitamin B5 to regulate your oil production. Always good to address a problem at the source. Less oil will mean less stretching and smaller pores.
Have a look at this routine
Cleanse BAMBOO MUSLIN Facecloth + splash of water
Moisturise/ Skinny Cream : 3 drops of WOW-WOW Wonder 3-Hyaluron + C serum + 1 drop SQUALANE Therapy concentrate
Cleanse with WHITEWASH Purifying clay cleanser
Hydrate with RETININ Resurfacing moisturiser
1-2 Per Week
OH SHERBET! Azelaic acid 10% exfoliating mask
Don’t forget your super-dooper oil controlling Vitamin B5 supplement!
I’m looking for a product for my 11 year old who has started with “night routines” for skin and hair care. I’m looking for something natural and that isn’t too harsh for her skin. Do you suggest your products for her age? She is a vegetarian so the fact that your products are not tested on animals is already a plus.
Kan julle asseblief vir my n velsorg reeks uiteen sit. Eks opsoek na n roompie wat ek kan aan smeer voor ek begin grimeer. Wash / cleanser om grimeering mooi te verwyder. Ietsie vir pigment vlekkies en groterige pores. Aand roompie / serum. Ek het meer van n olierige vel as n droe vel, maar dis nou nie dat ek heeldag blink nie, dis meer normal to oily as net very oily. Baie dankie