Do you have large pores/blackheads?
Large pores are simply a genetic and age problem but these pores will become larger if you don’t take care of your skin properly. They are easily clogged which usually leads to blackheads, pimples and other skin problems.
Large pores mostly appear on the T-zone (forehead, chin, nose area) as people whose skin is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores. When people get older, the sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can also cause pores to enlarge. Large pores can be temporarily reduced by proper care.
How to care for large pores/blackheads?
- Choose gentle cleanser formulated for large pores/blackheads. Avoid heavy cleansing creams and harsh soaps or cleansers;
- Massage your face with fingertips by an upward and outward motion when washing your face. Do not rub soap into the skin as it can clog pores;
- Avoid harsh skincare products that leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated. It leads to blockages and breakouts;
- Starch, processed food and sugar can lead to oily skin. Fresh vegetables, fruits and grain are essential elements for a healthy skin. Be sure to drink eight or more glasses of water everyday to keep you well hydrated. Vitamins and minerals supplement is also important, especially vitamins A, B complex and C.
Effective ingredient for large pores/blackheads
Look for ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Burdock Root, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lavender, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Rosebuds, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHAs), B Vitamin Niacinamide, Tea Tree Oil, Propolis, Grape Seed Oil, and Zinc Oxide. Avoid ingredients such as Petroleum-Based Oils, Lanolin, Minerals Oils, Mineral Waxes, Alcohol Based, and Butter Extracts.
If you want to choose mild skin care products for large pores/blackheads skin concern, you may consider the following products:
- Kose Seikisho Series;
- Kose Medicated Sekkisei Series;
- Kose Supreme Sekkisei;
- Kose Junkisui Series;
- Apivita Deep Face Scrub w/ Olive for combination/oily skin;
- Apivita Deep Cleansing Face Mask w/ Green Argile for combination/oily skin;
- Shiseido Beauty Voltage Milk Fresh;
- SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and Signs Treatment Totality;
- Sana Pore Vacuumer Heating Pore Clog Cleanser