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How to Reduce the Appearance of Pores

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Large pores tend to be more prevalent among those with oily skin; when oil glands produce more rapidly, it can cause the pores to expand. You can’t shrink pores, but you can reduce the appearance of them. Here’s how:

Exfoliation

A combination of both mechanical and chemical exfoliants should be used in your skin care regimen—not simultaneously, but on alternate days. A face scrub, for example, is a mechanical exfoliant. Chemical exfoliants use chemicals such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to chemically dissolve or loosen and lift away dead skin cells. When it comes to helping reduce the appearance of pores, Glycolic Acid is your new best friend. Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and has the smallest molecular structure out of all the AHAs. Glycolic Acid deep cleans the pores and helps retexturize the skin, making the pores look less visible.

Try our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Almond & Honey Face Scrub.

Toners

Toners are great for helping to deep clean the pores. Try our Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. It contains witch hazel to cleanse pores that are clogged with dead skin cells.

Masks

Face masks can help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of them. Try our Temporary Lifting Mask. It contains pore-minimizing ingredients (such as Egg Protein) to help tighten and refine the skin. Or try our Silver Powder. It addresses blackhead congestion by cleaning out debris from the pores, revealing smoother, less congested skin. You can also use the Silver Powder as a mask by applying it all over the face.

How are your pores looking these days?

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions leeann@mariobadescu.com Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

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