Large pores are one of the biggest complaints women have about their skin. These are caused by an over secretion of oil by our skin glands, which can cause us to appear shiny and even lead to breakouts.
Sometimes, your large pores can be down to genetic factors meaning that there’s little you can really do to help them. However, there things like a poor skincare routine or a lack of care for your overall health can cause your pores to expand. Here are some of the best ways to naturally reduce their appearance.
Establish a good daily skincare regimen
Large pores are only one of the problems that you’ll encounter if you fail to care for your skin. To achieve a flawless-looking complexion, the right balance of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising is necessary. Opt for products that are natural and without ingredients that could potentially make your skin complaint worse.
Treating your face to warm steam can help your pores to sweat out all of the impurities that can cause spots and blackheads. First, wash your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser; making sure that your skin is completely free of any makeup or skincare product. Boil some distilled water and transfer it into a large bowl, then drape a towel over your head so that you can trap the steam between the bowl and your face. Stay over the steam for about 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.
Protect your skin with high factor sunscreen
While genetics largely determines pore size, your lifestyle plays a large role too. Spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun can damage the collagen in your skin and cause your pores to lose elasticity, appearing larger as a result. Applying sunscreen with SPF 30 protection daily can give your dermis a chance to heal.
Whip up a fruity facemask
Everyone knows that certain foods are good for your skin, not only when eaten but when applied directly too. Tomatoes can help to reduce the oil content in your skin, and therefore help with the appearance of pores. Add the juice of a fresh tomato to sandalwood powder and apply on the face, leaving it on for about 15 minutes before washing it off. A paste of honey, lemon juice, and sugar is also beneficial to improving the overall look of your skin.
Use the right makeup for your skin
We’re not asking you to forego the use of makeup altogether, but knowing which products work best for your skin and which to avoid, will help you in the long-run. Natural products won’t contain any harsh chemicals that may irritate your pores and tend to be a lot more mineral-rich so that you know your skin is getting its essential nutrients even on those days you might not have had time to eat your five a day. Check out Tropic Skincare for completely organic products.