Many people are concerned about how to reduce pores, whiteheads, blackheads these days.
I often receive many queries like how to close pores on nose? how to get rid of pores on face? Oily skinned beauties have to deal with all these issues while making sure that they also don’t have acne. I have been working hard on my skincare routine since one year and have been seeing good results of it.
Let me start about how some products were truly game changer for me. I have been using gel based moisturizers since many months, to be honest I will complete one year of using gel moisturizers. I also had recently posted about how to get rid of black heads wherein I shared my experience of getting rid of black heads. Please remember, pores are not going to reduce in a matter of days or even weeks. It will take a few months to follow the above-mentioned routine to see visible changes in the pores. Also please remember, it’s impossible to fully close your pores or absolutely diminish the appearance of pores, all we need to do is reduce the dirt, sebum in the pores and keep them clean.
What are large, open pores?
Large or open pores are nothing but sebum, dead skin cells, dirt accumulated in the pore. Pores cannot be opened or closed.
What causes large pores?
Genetics, it is mostly due to the genetics. However dirt, sebum accumulated over a period of time causes large pores!
Let’s get into how to reduce pores, whiteheads
1) Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse. If possible Double Cleanse!!
Probably this is the first and most likely advice you will receive for how to reduce pores and white heads. Cleansing is the first step to get the junk out of the skin and keep the pores clean. Following a cleansing step is absolutely necessary. Most of the people often follow double cleansing as a part of their PM routine to get rid of the junk and dirt accumulated in a day. It’s an utmost necessary step, don’t end up just using a face wash to cleanse your skin. Check next step for further details.
2) Get Your Basics Right
Doing a CTM routine daily can make a really big difference to your skin. For cleansing I mostly use cleansing milk or cleansing lotion which not only helps to cleanse but also helps in various skin concerns. Toning is the most underrated step of CTM, which many of us end up skipping. So concentrating on your basic will really help the skin in getting rid of junk on a daily basis. I use Soultree Cleansing Lotion, Plum Green Tea Toner, Plum Green Tea Clarity Renewed Night Gel
3) Use a Clay based mask
Clay masks pull out the dirt like a magnet and help in detoxifying the skin. Using a Clay mask for oily skin on a weekly basis is a must for detoxifying, rejuvenation of the oily skin. I prefer using Plum Green Tea Face Mask which has glycolic acid too along with bentonite clay, so it’s a win win for my skin to reduce pores.
4) Use gel based moisturizers only
Using gel based moisturizers was a game changer in my skincare routine to reduce pores. I have been using aloe gel since last year to moisturize my skin, but over a period of time I got to know, oily skin needs much more than just a gel. So when I bought SoulTree Tulsi Sandalwood Moisturizing Gel I was amazed at the effects of it on my skin. So, ditching the so called light weight creams for your oily skin will definitely be good. It’s like allowing the skin to breathe, moisturize and at the time keeping pores clean.
5) Massage Your Face Once in a while
Massaging the face is one of my favorite skincare rituals. Using a good face massage technique and a good massage cream goes a long way in relaxing the facial muscles, boosting the blood circulation and getting rid of excess dirt in pores. I follow Corallista video for a face massage technique and I can literally see the wax like sebum from my pores in my hand while massaging the face. Face massage also reduces the age lines and fades acne marks.
Personally speaking, I have seen huge difference in the appearance of pores by just following a regular CTM routine and using gel moisturizers. You can also steam your face to melt down the junk in pores and remove it.
So that was all about my routine on how to reduce pores
. Do follow the routine and let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below. Also if you have in tips or personal recommendation on