The size and appearance of your pores will be influenced by genetics, environment, routine and even your mood. The best way to minimise pores is to ensure they are clean and free from dead skin cells and excess oil or sebum. Pollution can also spell disaster for the appearance of pores, as it can get trapped in your skin and make pores appear larger.
Here are some of our favourite methods to minimise pores – including high tech and low tech methods for every skin type and budget.
Minimise Pores with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is the removal of the top layer of skin to facilitate new skin cell growth. Using a diamond crystal tip and suction, these devices gently buff away the very top layer of skin and remove dirt and impurities. We stock two devices that our cusotmers rave about – the Riiviva Microderm Facial Exfoliator, and the PMD Personal Microdermabrasion Device.
This before and after image shows the results one customer saw after using the PMD. Pores are visibly reduced, breakouts are almost entirely gone, and skin tone is improved.
Cleansers to Minimise Pores
Another method for minimising pores is giving your skin a deep clean. The Clarisonic Deep Pore is designed to do just that, with a specially designed brush head and cleanser. The first step is to use the foaming gel detoxifying solution with the Clarisonic device daily to ensure your skin is clean and free from excess oil, then use the clay mask once a week to help minimise the pores and prevent breakouts.
Natural Methods to Minimise Pores
Tones are widely available in every skincare aisle, but you might have a few natural toners kicking around your kitchen. Toners work by removing excess dirt and oil from the skin, balancing your skin’s PH level, and reducing the appearance of pores. Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice can both be used as an alternative to shop-bought toners. Simply cleanse as normal, and then wipe across your skin with a cotton wool ball or pad. Your skin should feel refreshed and your pores should be visibly reduced.