How to Minimize Pores

Monday, March 23, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

Do you suffer from enlarged pores? Contrary to popular belief, this nuisance of a skin condition is not exclusive to oily or acneic skin types. Although overly oil or acne-prone skin makes it easy for excess oil to become trapped in pores, too little oil—due to aging or hormonal imbalance—can also cause pores to stretch slightly and appear larger. By using the right skin care products in your daily beauty regimen, you can minimize pores and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Keep Skin Clean
When pores are not properly cleansed, they can trap dirt and excess oil, causing enlarged pores. It is important to use a gentle yet effective facial cleanser, such as Pür Minerals Revitalizing Facial Wash, in the morning and evening to help remove excess dirt and makeup and minimize pores.

Use Gels & Serums

Take matters into your own hands with gels and serums designed to help minimize pores and remove impurities from deep within the skin. Pore minimizers and mattifying gels like See No More and Under Control can help regulate oil production, reduce shine and smooth skin texture to visibly reduce the appearance of pores. Try using a face mask—worn overnight as a full mask or spot treatment on the t-zone—to further detoxify skin. Mineral Mudd Masque by Pür Minerals is fortified with the detoxifying ingredient pascalite to help deep-clean and remove impurities from pores.

Wear Natural Makeup
Makeup containing harsh chemicals and unnatural substances can irritate skin causing pores to appear larger. Conversely, natural ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E will help give your skin a smooth, flawless look and minimize pores. Avoid thick liquid foundations which can clog pores result in oil overproduction. Instead, opt for a mineral-based, pressed formula like 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup for lightweight coverage that lets skin breath. 

For more ways to keep your complexion looking healthy and radiant, shop the complete Pür Minerals skin care collection.