This post is about how to take care of pores and keeping them clean.
Please consider that your pores don’t look that bad as it looks with magnifying mirrors or Phone camera. So be kind to yourself and be practical. Don’t unnecessarily touch them to clog more. Some people have bigger pores genetically. We can’t really change the size of pores by topical products but can make them look clean and clog free.
1. Cleansing : Double cleansing method really helped me to make my face squeaky clean. You can use any cleansing oil or cleansing balm to wash off all pollutants, make up and sunscreens. Then cleanse with mild foaming face wash to cleanse remaining residue. My personal fav is Thank you Farmer cleansing oil followed by Cosrx low ph good morning face wash.
After cleansing I use a clay mask from innisfree volcanic range to keep my pores un-clogged. But its a bit drying and that’s why i use it only once a week and don’t keep it more than 10 minutes. I keep spraying water over it so that it wont be over dried and harsh on my skin.
2. Exfoliate: I have combination to our skin and I exfoliate at-least twice a week with chemical exfoliator in my night routine. BHAs goes deep down your skin and helps controlling sebum production, hence the blackhead reduces. My personal favourite is Cosrx BHA power liquid.
3. Retinol: I use retinol twice or thrice a week to keep acne at bay. It have seen good changes after i am used to it. I use the olay retinol night cream. I follow up with moisturiser as it makes skin flaky and dry if used alone.
4. Sunscreen: There is no point of having a 10 step skincare routine when you don’t use sunscreen. I wear sunscreen every day even when i am home. I re-apply every 2 hours if going out. 2 full finger/ 1 teaspoon amount is enough for face neck and ears. I am currently using the Innisfree no sebum sunscreen. It has a white cast but goes away in minutes.