How to avoid or treat enlarged pores?
Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. They’re also connected to your hair follicles.
If your pores appear larger, it may be because of:
• increased sebum/oil production, which causes oily skin
• sun damage
• If your skin becomes too dry, your sebaceous glands increase sebum production to replenish the lost moisture. This leads you back to oily skin and enlarged pores.
A. *Cleanse your face*
• For large pores related to oily skin, use *Face Facts Cleanser*
No matter what skin type you have, avoid cleansers that contain soap or scrubbing agents. These can make pores look bigger.
1. Wet your face with warm Rooibos water (not hot, not cold).
2. Massage the cleanser in circles around your entire face and neck for at least 30 to 60 seconds.
3. Rinse thoroughly and pat your skin dry. (No rubbing!)
C. *Use a clay masque*
The *Charcoal Mud Masque* can help remove oil, dirt, and dead skin deep inside your pores to make them look smaller.
You can use these once or twice per week, but not on the same days that you exfoliate.
Exfoliating and using a clay mask in the same day can be tough on your skin and increase your risk of irritation.
D. *Moisturize for balanced hydration*
One of the most common mistakes people with oily skin make is to skip out on moisturizer for fear that it will add more oil to their face. Moisturizing products actually help your natural sebum penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. This not only reduces the appearance of oiliness, but it also helps to condition your skin effectively. Without it, your skin would want to compensate and could produce even more oil. For dry skin Lucid Moisturiser or Lucid Moisture Lotion, For Normal and combination skin Hydrafine Moisturiser and oily skin Moisture Shield,
F. Wear *sunscreen every day*
Sunscreen is a must-have for everyone, so don’t let oily skin hold you back. Sun damage not only increases your long-term risk of cancer and wrinkles, but it can also dry out your skin and make your pores look bigger.
Use *Derma Protect SPF 20 or Safe in the Sun DNAge 30.*
You should apply it at least 15 minutes before you head outside.