HOW TO REDUCE PORE SIZE

How to Reduce Pore Size

 

Having big pores can make you feel insecure about your skin as often this means blackheads are more visible and makeup might sit differently on your skin than if you had small pores. There are a number of things you can do to help reduce the appearance of large pores, so here at NIVEA we have all the tips and tricks to suit your needs.

CLEAN AND UNCLOG YOUR SKIN

CLEAN AND UNCLOG YOUR SKIN

A face care routine that combines gentle exfoliation, regular cleansing and moisturising will help make sure your pores are less obvious. NIVEA’s Daily Essential Face Wash Gel will help clean and unclog your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated all day.

DON’T OVER-EXFOLIATE

Over-exfoliating will dry out your skin and encourage your glands to compensate with excessive oil production. Face scrubs like NIVEA’s Clean Deeper Daily Wash Face Scrub are a good choice for oily skin, because they help to break down dead skin cells, remove impurities and keep your skin smooth.

DON’T OVER-EXFOLIATE

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

Begin with a primer or BB cream to smooth the appearance of your skin and help your foundation glide on for a flawless, glowing complexion. Always remove any make-up at the end of the day. NIVEA’s 3 in 1 Sensitive Caring Micellar Water effectively removes makeup without rubbing, while cleansing and moisturising your skin in one easy step.

TRY OIL FREE MOISTURISERS

Oil Free Moisturiser will provide your skin with the hydration it needs without adding excess oils to your face that later clog your pores, causing them to become enlarged. This is particularly useful for people with oily skin, so why not try the NIVEA Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream.

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

USE TONER

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

Using a toner before you apply moisturiser effectively cleans and closes pores before applying any heavier products to your face, while giving your skin an essential hydration boost to keep it looking healthy.

STEAM YOUR FACE

This opens up the pores and allows you to deeply clean them to remove dirt. After you have cleansed you should be sure to apply a cold compress to your face to close the pores, otherwise dirt will get stuck in them again.

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

MOISTURISING CLEANSERS

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

This is to limit the amount of excess oil your skin is creating and therefore reduce the size of pores. Try the NIVEA MicellAIR Water Sensitive Skin which is designed to leave no residue on the skin.

GET A FACIAL FROM A PROFESSIONAL

Why not splash out and treat yourself - qualified professionals can remove excess oils and unclog pores more effectively and without damaging the skin so the benefits will last longer afterwards.

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

CLAY MASKS

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

Using a clay mask means that excess oil is absorbed from the skin while also drawing out dirt from large, congested pores.The NIVEA 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask Purify is perfect for this.

SALICYLIC ACID EXFOLIATORS

Salicylic acid in your exfoliator not only removes dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, it also makes the exfoliator more oil soluble so it can deeply penetrate into the pores and help to minimise them.

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE BED

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

Clean out your pores with a gentle face cleanse before bed to prevent build up, try to focus on known problem areas and this will help to reduce pore size on nose and chin, often two of the main areas where pores become clogged.

AVOID PRODUCTS THAT STIMULATE YOUR SKIN TO PRODUCE MORE OIL

Products designed to dry out your skin will only increase the amount of oils your skin is producing as it tries to counteract this and lubricate the skin, so you should stay away from any products that might cause this happen as the more oil you produce, the bigger your pores will look.

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

ALOE VERA

BE SMART WITH MAKE-UP

Aloe vera contains natural pore-tightening properties, and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals that might irritate the skin. It also has excellent soothing qualities that make your skin feel rejuvenated, and makes it perfect for people with sensitive skin too.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.