First of all – pores that are open/ big in size can’t be reduced in size/ removed, they can only be reduced in ‘appearance’ by removing the dead cells stuck in them and working on the skin around them.
What causes open pores?
– High levels of oil (sebum) production
– Reduced skin elasticity
– Reduced skin hydration
– Sun damage
– Genetics or heredity
what works on reducing the appearance of open pores?
🌟Use salicylic acid (BHA)/ niacinamide/ retinoids to reduce the sebum production of the skin. These ingredients go deep into the pores and clear off the excess oil/ sebum off from the pores, thereby making them look smaller
⭐ Use niacinamide/ aha (lactic/ glycolic acid)/ retinoids to work on increase the skin elasticity for the skin to look firm and tight and thereby making enlarged pores look smaller
💧 Use light moisturisers loaded with humectants such as hyaluronic acid/ glycerine to increase the skin hydration. Skin hydration is important as dry/ dehydrated skin makes the pores look larger
🌞 Use sunscreen to prevent the further damage of skin and to lock in all these ingredients
If you ask us for our absolute favourite to work on the open pores, that would be a combination of salicylic acid, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid ✨