Let’s talk pores…
Men’s skin typically has very active sebaceous glands. While these glands are critical for keeping the skin naturally moist, they can often produce too much sebum, leaving your skin blackhead prone and greasy.
While pore size depends on both genetics and skin type, men with blemish prone and congested skin often find that their pores are larger than others.
Contrary to popular belief, you can’t decrease the size of pores (or “close” them for that matter), but by keeping your skin clean you can dramatically diminish their appearance. If you feel that your pores need addressing then add a few of the following products to your daily routine…
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Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator – Minimises the appearance of pores for fresher, younger looking skin. Available from John Lewis priced £34/50ml
Rodial Super Acids X-treme Pore Shrink Cleansing Pads – Effectively sweep away dirt and oil and visibly reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Available from Rodial priced £38
Sisley Global Perfect Pore Minimizer – Tightens dilated pores, enhances the skin’s surface and ensures flawless skin texture day after day. Available from Space NK priced £128/30ml
Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer – Gently exfoliates and purifies the skin, controls oil production, strengthens pore walls and firms the appearance of skin. Available from Perricone MD priced £50/118ml
Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser – Cleanses pores thoroughly and works deep to remove excess oil and impurities. Available from Origins priced £18.50/150ml
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque – Eliminates surface impurities and toxins from the skin. Complexion appears fresher and more refined. Available from John Lewis priced £21.50/125ml
The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator – Exfoliates, rebalances oil and refreshes skin. Available from The Body Shop priced £11/75ml
Lab Series Power Pore Anti-Shine and Pore Treatment – Targets and treats enlarged and clogged pores, daily breakthrough shine and excess oil production. Available from Lab Series priced £28/20ml
Kiehl’s Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate – Tightens and reduces the appearance of pores. Skin feels firmer and facial contours look more defined. Available from Space NK priced £49/50ml