Visible Pores? Here's How To Make Them Less Noticeable
Cleanse your face twice a day
Sebum, dirt, and leftover beauty products can all clog your pores and make them more visible to the naked eye. One simple way to minimise the appearance of your pores is by washing your face morning and night (or only at night, if you have dry skin!) with a pH-balanced cleanser or one formulated for acne. Regular cleansing also helps reduce inflammation and the excess amount of sebum on your skin, both which make your pores more obvious.
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Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
When regular cleansing isn't enough, try exfoliating your skin regularly. You can try mechanical exfoliation (like using facial scrubs or exfoliating facial tools) or chemical exfoliants such as lactic and salicylic acids, or a combination of both. Just remember to use these products properly and in the right intervals, such as twice a week at minimum and every other day at most, since inflamed skin can actually make large pores look bigger than they actually are.
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Introduce hyaluronic acid-infused skincare to your routine
Sagging skin can also make pores look bigger because there's not enough elasticity in the skin surrounding them. Skincare that contains plumping or firming ingredients can help minimise them. In fact, hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal injections, which plumps up the skin by attracting moisture into it, have been found to help with minimising the appearance of pores. If you're not comfortable having HA directly injected into your skin, you can look for everyday skincare products — specifically moisturisers and serums — that have it on their ingredients lists. The effect will take a little longer to show up compared to dermal fillers, but patience is key!
1. Reduction in pore size appearance after one day of use
10.8% reduction in pore appearance
2. Long lasting pore refining effect with two weeks of consistent use
Sebum and oil production - 20.1%
Skin bumpiness -6.3%
3. Pore moisturizing care clinical results after one day of use
Surface moisturization +3%
Internal moisturization +1.3%
Skin brightening +12%
Products with retinol and retinyl palmitate can also help improve your overall skin texture. Retinol is actually prescribed by derms to those who have oily, acne-prone, or mature skin to help improve skin elasticity. Most derms recommend introducing over-the-counter retinol into your regimen as early as your mid to late 20s in the form of serums or moisturisers that you apply once a day. Retinol’s effects have been shown to appear as quickly as two weeks (for prescription retinoids) to three months (for over-the-counter products).
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Go for a professional pore extraction or exfoliation
If the previous methods don't work, it's best to consult a dermatologist. They can help diagnose the root cause of your visible pores and offer safe, medical-grade solutions too. One of these methods can be extracting the built-up sebum and dirt that's clogging your pores with proper tools that won't traumatise or scar your skin.
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Microdermabrasion is another possible solution that skin experts may suggest; it’s a procedure where the top layer of the skin is manually exfoliated with a handheld machine. It not only helps improve your skin tone but it also boosts the benefits of anti-ageing skincare since it helps them better absorb into your skin.