Want to shrink your pores? Is it realistically possible?
Yes, but with limits...
Everyone is born with a certain minimum pore size that can't be further reduced (except through means such as laser surgery), but most people can make their pores appear smaller by
-improving their skin care habits, and
-using methods to remove the dead skin and debris clogging their pores
First, prevent damage to your pores that will make them larger.
Damaging the walls of your pores enlarges them. So, resist picking at skin and popping zits. That also means use a good, natural sunscreen on your face, because sun damage breaks down the collagen and elastin that are the structural support(think walls) of your skin, also leading to larger pore size. My Super Fruit Sun Serum is very popular...lightweight, and full of antioxidants to fight damage.
Wash your face using a mild cleanser twice a day. If you over-wash, you will dry out your skin and cause it to ramp up sebum production, causing clogged pores and acne. You can easily balance your skin's sebum production while drawing debris from deep in your pores using the Oil Cleansing Method. I know, it sounds counter-intuitive...to learn more, scroll down and watch the video on this page...either one of my refining cleansing oils(with tea tree for oily/acne prone skin, or with CoQ10 for dry/mature skin) will do the trick!
According to the American Academy of Dermatology,
"Acne appears when a pore in our skin clogs. This clog begins with dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells rise to surface of the pore, and the body sheds the cells. When the body starts to make lots of sebum (see-bum), oil that keeps our skin from drying out, the dead skin cells can stick together inside the pore. Instead of rising to the surface, the cells become trapped inside the pore."
Next, and most importantly, you must exfoliate regularly...at least once per week. Exfoliation increases cell turnover and unclogs your pores. Basically, it dissolves the 'glue' that's clogging your pores and making them appear larger! My 3 Minute Fruit Acid Gel Peel and Detox Seaweed & Dead Sea Mud Mask are made for this purpose, and both will also boost collagen and elastin production.
So, yes, you can realistically reduce pore size! To help you get started on your new skin care regimen, I'm offering a discount on the products you'll need! Use promo code NEWSKIN15 to save 15% on these 5 products: Super Fruit Sun Serum, either of my Refining Cleansing Oils, 3 Minute Fruit Acid Gel Peel, & Detox Seaweed & Dead Sea Mud Mask! This code is valid until 4/11/15.
This offer is not being advertised anywhere except in this blog as a thank you for reading!