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Large Pores: Why You Get Them and How to Minimize Them

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Large pores can be some of the most bothersome beauty problems for women and even men.

If you currently have large pores, they may be all you see when you look in the mirror.

However, you don’t have to go through life thinking your skin looks like an orange peel, because there are tips and tricks to reduce your pore size. It starts with proper care of your skin, and making sure you don’t irritate your pores so they grow bigger.

Causes of Large Pores

When it comes to skin problems, there are often three culprits. Age, oily skin, and your gender. Two of these three can be addressed and you can minimize your chances of having significant pores.

As we age, our skin loses collagen; collagen helps your skin with elasticity. The loss of elasticity can create large pores. Oily skin is often the cause of large pores, due to sebum.

Sebum is a substance secreted by your skin all over your body, especially your face. The sebum helps protect your skin to make it waterproof, prevent infections, and make sure your skin keeps a healthy water balance. However, sometimes sebum and dirt buildup clog your pores when you have oily skin, which in turn causes the pores to enlarge. Cleansing your skin thoroughly helps remove this buildup, gradually shrinking your pores.

Vi-Tae’s “More Than Clean” – Blackhead Remover, Pore Minimizer & Unclogger, Gentle, All Natural works to eliminate surface toxins from your skin, and stimulate healthy skin cell growth, meaning your skin looks smooth.

Best Makeup for Large Pores

If you’re struggling with large pores, you may think you can turn to makeup to help minimize their appearance. Before you head to the beauty counter, know that not all makeup will work with your skin.

The beginning of your makeup routine should start with a fine primer, which will smooth out your skin and make application of foundation and/or powder easier. You may elect to buy a tinted primer or clear option. Some primers include a sunscreen to help you protect your skin. The primer will help fill your pores, so they don’t soak up foundation, further clogging your pores and making your foundation appear “caked.” Follow up your primer by applying an oil-free noncomedogenic foundation, which won’t clog your pores. Noncomedogenic makeup is good for your skin, especially if you have oily skin.

A growing trend in foundation is powder foundation, which goes on dusted fine onto your skin, and will hold well with a primer. More versions are now available with noncomedogenic properties, so be sure you read labels well.

Going Natural

Battling with large pores doesn’t have to be a dramatic event leaving you frustrated. Regular cleansing of your skin, and turning to natural remedies might also help. You can use cucumber to cool your skin and help with pores, or even ice cubes.

Some facial masks such as those made with pineapple or tomato have been known to help. Egg white or a baking soda paste have been recommended for years by beauty professionals.

The most important element though is make sure you are thoroughly cleaning your face with a gentle cleaner, like “More Than Clean” – Blackhead Remover, Pore Minimizer & Unclogger, Gentle, All Natural.