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4 simple ways to minimise your skin pores

4 simple ways to minimise your skin pores

There are lots of different products you can use to brighten your skin or reduce the dark circles around your eyes, but what about your pores? The good news is that scientifically formulated face serums like Blemish Rescue Serum can tighten your pores and give you that radiant complexion you’ve been searching for.

What are pores?

Pores are the tiny openings on your skin where sebum – your body’s natural oils – are released to the surface to help your skin’s moisturisation process. Technically, pores are hair follicles and there are two different types of them: oil pores are connected to the oil gland, and are large enough to be seen by the naked eye; sweat pores, on the other hand, are tiny openings you can’t see. 

The size of your pores is largely determined by your genetics, however things like ageing, dry skin, acne and environmental factors can make them appear larger. The good news is that regular cleansing can help reduce their appearance – just don’t go overboard because too much cleansing can cause pores to produce more oil.

How do healthy pores work?

The natural production and release of sebum helps keep your skin moisturised and healthy – your pores are what allow that oil (from the sebaceous glands) to reach the surface and lubricate your skin.

Usually, your pores do a decent job of sweeping out excess oil and dead skin cells that can get clogged, but sometimes these will become trapped in the hair follicle and lead to enlarged pores, blackheads or even acne. To avoid this from happening, a good skincare routine to clear out your pores is a must.

4 ways to minimise and tighten pores

So, can you minimise the size of pores and tighten them up? While pores will never permanently shrink – this is a good thing because they serve an important role in keeping your skin healthy! – you can take steps to keep them clean and reduce their appearance.

  1. Cleanse: Cleanse your skin once or twice a day to remove things like makeup, oil, dirt and debris that may have accumulated over the course of your day.
  2. Wear sunscreen: Always apply sunscreen year-round. Sun damage breaks down collagen in your skin, which leads to saggy, enlarged pores.
  3. Exfoliate: By removing dead skin cells you’ll unclog your pores. Just be gentle and make sure not to overdo it!
  4. Serum time: Finally, choose the right product for your needs and your skin type.

First, if you need to unclog your pores, natural acids (AHAs) in a Resurfacing Serum will dissolve the connections between your cells and the surface of your skin.

It’s also important to commit to a retinoid, such as in our Night Renewal Serum. Not only does the Vitamin A smooth out wrinkles and brighten dark spots, it also stops acne and shrinks pores. The increased collagen production while decreasing oil production means you get to enjoy fewer breakouts and tighter pores.

What’s the best ingredient to shrink pores?

In addition to our Resurfacing Serum and Night Renewal Serum, you’ll also be able to clean out and shrink your pores with our Blemish Rescue Serum. Why? Because of a secret ingredient.

Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) is a water-soluble ingredient that is one of the best ways to visibly reduce enlarged pores in your skin. Not only that, but it can tighten saggy pores, even out your skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, brighten dull areas of your skin, and turn a weak skin surface into a robust and protected layer.

You can explore all of our BOOST LAB products to find the right one for your needs, and get plenty of inspo from our blog to improve your skincare routine and enjoy a better complexion.

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