Large pores got you down? Unfortunately any miracle serum or mask that claims to minimize or shrink pores is nothing more than a jar of false hope.
The size of each pore on each inch of the human body (minus palm and bottoms of feet) is determined by the amount of sebum (oil) that pore excretes. A large pore means lots of oil. If that is the case for your face, don’t despair—oil production is one of the many marvels of the human body’s largest organ, increasing the body’s water barrier, keeping us safe and dry.
So instead of hopelessly trying to shrink pores, consider these tips for masking them.
a. Exfoliate. Exfoliating will prevent clogged pores, which are far more visible than unclogged ones.
b. Prime. Use a shine reducing primer, aka matte, to temporarily level out of tiny pits we call pores. This will allow for an even make up application, and nearly invisible pores.
My favorite is the Porefessional, by Benefit.
c. Clay masks will draw oil from your pores, but over use will cause even more oil production, and the effects of smaller pores are very temporary, so it’s best to use a clay mask in preparation for a special occasion rather than as part of a regular routine.
d. Finishing powder. Dusting a sheer powder over your finished makeup will not only set your work in place, it will also do any last makeup leveling you need.
Now, who said your pores were too big?
Happy pore refining!
Peace. Love. and bobby pins.