February FAQ - Large Pores
by Jennifer Rasa
My pores are getting bigger, what can I do?
Pores Pores Pores!
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE is concerned with their pore size! Here are a few helpful tips to help keep those pores at bay! ;)
The reason? When all that gunk builds up in your pores, it starts to harden and stretch out your pores! Also, when the sun comes in contact with all of that build up, it oxidizes, which is when they turn into the dreaded blackheads!
So how can you help improve this pesky situation? Finding the right exfoliant and serum for your specific skin type is going to be key! I have lots of clients tell me they are exfoliating but it ends up not being the right exfoliation for their needs.
Use the Correct Exfoliant
I find that a lot of clients are using exfoliants that are too harsh for their skin. If you know me, you know that I also love a good rice powder to exfoliate. It’s a super fine grain that will help get into the pores and help loosen those blackheads instead of just scratching the skins surface.
Either the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant or the Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant! Exfoliating one to two times a week will help keep your skin smooth and help to avoid that build up in your pores!
If your skin is to sensitive most people say they can’t exfoliate. Not true, they just need an exfoliation mask that can sit on the skin and work its magic instead of a physical exfoliant like a scrub! My fave is the Rosehip and Maize Exfoliating Masque from Eminence Organics!
Just as important as finding a good exfoliant is also finding a good serum! As the ancient Europeans like to call it their “beauty elixirs.” Serums are infused with tons of antioxidants and vitamins! They are your everyday treatment that will help correct your skin and fight free radicals that lead to premature aging! They also help against build up in your pores. They replace the dirt and oil with antioxidant rich, pore loving ingredients that will help keep your pores tight and the gunk out! I’m up for filling my pores with all that love to help fight out all that gunk. How about you?