When it comes to our facial skincare routines, many people focus on factors such as hydration or the best ways to prevent the onset of lines and wrinkles. All too often, our pores can become overlooked. This is unfortunate because with over 20,000 pores on our faces, they play a huge part in our overall appearance, influencing how radiant and youthful the skin appears.
At Quebellabeauty, we offer a range of pore minimising masks for all skin types. But what exactly are pores and why is it so important that we take care of them using a pore minimiser mask?
What are pores?
Pores are tiny openings on the face that are there to release substances such as oil or sweat. Sometimes they can become blocked with dirt or oil, resulting in a blackhead or pimple. They may also appear larger in people who are prone to acne – this can be reduced with the help of a general purifying face mask. Generally speaking, the size of our pores is a genetic factor; something we are born with. But as we age, there are things we can do in order to keep the overall size and appearance of our pores smaller and healthier.
How can we make pores appear smaller?
Ideally, you don’t want pores to stand out and be too visible; for this reason many people like to use a pore minimising mask. In order to keep pores healthy, you need to clean them and keep the elasticity of the skin tight. If a pore becomes clogged with dirt or oil for a prolonged period of time, this can lead to that pore permanently enlarging or stretching so that it becomes more prominent.
For that reason, it’s important to use products such as a pore minimiser mask or a purifying face mask to really cleanse out those impurities and tighten up the skin. Exfoliation is also a crucial part of skincare as it sloughs away dead skin cells which can also be responsible for clogging up pores.
What are the best products for pores?
Clays and muds are usually ideal as a pore minimising mask because they contain deep, detoxifying properties designed to help draw out impurities from the skin. Witch hazel and tea tree oil are also good for cleansing and toning which can help tighten up the skin. A good pore minimiser mask will usually contain one of these four ingredients.
When it comes to exfoliating, sea salt can be a wonderful, natural purifying face mask that will gently remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking and feeling fresher and more radiant.