What are those little craters on our face and body that look like tiny little holes? Those pesky things are called PORES. Pores are basically small openings in your skin where particles can pass. This is also how our skin moisturizes the skin, by allowing sebum (our bodies natural oils) to rise to the surface. The more sebum our skin has, the larger the pore looks.
Pores are actually really beneficial and very necessary in our human anatomy… and you kind of can’t get rid of them permanently anyways so you have to just deal with them. The size of your pores do depend partly on genetics though but there’s hope because they can, however, greatly reduce in size and appearance with the right skin regime.
Tips To Reduce Pore Size:
Scrub away dead skin cells. I can’t stress this enough but this is something that personally SAVED me. I would do endless research on how to safely make my skin smooth and how to brighten it and finally the Skin God’s shined a light on me and directed me to an article where it suggested a baking soda scrub once a week. Yes, actual baking soda… like the kind you buy for $0.98 at Walmart. Scrubbing your skin with this means that dead skin cells come off and a new, fresh layer of soft and clean skin resurfaces. Here’s how to do it:
- Wet your face with warm water
- Take a quarter size amount of baking soda and start GENTLY rubbing your face, neck and lips (Over-scrubbing will lead to tiny cuts in your skin that can cause break outs)
- Rinse face and pat dry with a towel
- Apply TONS of moisturizer
Besides that, we also recommend gently washing your face twice a day; once in the AM and again in the PM. It’s essential to keep your skin clean as to keep your pores unclogged and small. As always, protect your skin from the sun and you’re already on your way to healthier and better looking skin.