Can You Shrink Your Pores?


Does splashing cold water on your face really help?

We’ve all tried it- egg white masks, splashing cold water on your face – but do these tricks really help when it comes to minimizing your pores? Well, while there are various skincare treatments that help to shrink pores, understanding what causes them is an essential step towards developing a skincare regimen that works for you (and your pores).

Which skin type is more prone to pores?

Those with oily skin tend to have larger pores. According to The Dermatology Review, oily skin create excess sebum, which is the oil that keeps skin from drying out. Thus, a layer of dirt is formed, which expands the pores and make them appear larger.

Which products work?

Firstly, to minimise your pore size, avoid skincare products that are creamy and greasy, as this would lead to clogged skin, and therefore, larger pore size. If your pores tend to be on the larger side, opt for products that contain salicylic acid. This BHA ingredient removes excess skin cell from the surface and exfoliates inside the pore, which reduces oil and sebum build up.


Complexion Corrector Clarity from The Sloane Clinic contains potent beta hydroxy acid, which  causes the cells of the epidermis to become “unglued” allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for regrowth of new skin.

This combination provides an unique yet synergistic skin balancing & clarifying action to clear up acne & skin blemishes, minimize pore size & regulate healthy cell turnover, while cleverly delivering long term anti-aging benefits, smoothing rough skin texture and fine lines.

Clay masks

Clay absorb water and oil from your skin, temporarily giving your skin a nice, tightening sensation and refined texture, which means that your pores will appear smaller. Clay contains a variety of natural minerals which helps with natural detoxification. 250_img_super02I personally enjoy using this mask, as it is really affordable and it does its job well. I usually concentrate this on my nose area and my pores do visibly shrink after that. 

Make up

Although foundation is used to cover and correct uneven skin tone and make your skin look flawless, it may actually have reverse effect on your skin. Yes, the struggle is real. One of the reasons why you have large pores may be because of the make up you’re using. If you enjoy using foundation everyday, make sure that by the end of the day, it is totally washed off.



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