I wrote a little check list for reducing your pores (or appearance of pores more accurately) some time ago for a website who failed to publish it (shame on them). Waste not, want not! (plus their loss) so I will post it here for you guys!
I struggle with enlarged pores and it has led to more than one meltdown over 'bad' skin. Which is why I’m declaring a new found beauty love: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum.
Like I said, I am a long sufferer of large pores and I have tried many a cream, toner and DIY remedy. I’d resigned myself to the fact that it was just my skin type; until I popped open a bottle of Pore Refining Serum and viola! 2 weeks after starting to use it I could SEE a difference. My pores were tighter, smaller and my skin was smooth and glowing.
At $68 a pop it’s bordering on the payday debate of “shoes or make-up” but remember it’s an investment in your skin. One pump goes far too, and after the 2 week mark I cut it down to half a pump and focused on my problem areas (nose, cheeks)
Without further ado (aka gushing/bragging) here is my fool proof, simple to follow guide to smaller pores:
1. Drinks lots of water! You should anyway but since I committed to drinking 2 litres a day my skin is healthier from the inside out (there’s that glow)
2. Follow your Clinique 3-Step. Even when you’ve had a few wines okay? You need the pores clean (Step 1) and smoothed (Step 2) and moisturised (Step 3) There’s no sense in trying to tighten pores with something in them (ew)
3. Apply Pore Refining Solutions. Morning and night, after your 3 Step cleansing ritual. I was sceptical about putting on top of moisturiser but it is the PERFECT primer for under make-up.
4. Brag about new, shiny, invisible pore like skin. I personally have started referring to myself as Ms Kerr but you can find your own moniker.