A good pore mask is not only effective in minimizing pores but can also eliminate blackheads and heal acne breakouts too.
Many women of all ages suffer from enlarged pores and blackheads, but often get confused by all the various products on the market. This can very frustrating – especially when all you want to know is how to reduce pores.
After some extensive research about the leading ingredients in pore minimizing masks, I have a better idea of which ones will work best. First of all, find a product that contains all-natural ingredients. This is especially a great tip for mature skin that is more prone to wrinkling.
My favorite ones are clay facial masks -- especially ones that contain kaolin, bentonite, and herbs.
These ingredients help draw out impurities from thus tightening the pores. Kaolin and bentonite helps to control oil production, loosen and reduce blackheads, and even prevent future breakouts.
Some of these masks may heat up when applied, while others contain cooling agents to help reduce inflammation and calm down blemishes.
Look for a botanical mask that also contains skin loving herbs like rosemary, sea kelp, sage, and coltsfoot. These herbal ingredients designed to reduce redness and calm skin down.
How To Reduce Pores Effectively
For best results, first clean and dry the face. Then massage a thin layer of a botanical clay facial mask all over the face – avoiding the eye and lip area.
Let the mask dry for about 5 minutes and rinse off completely. Follow with a gentle, oil free moisturizer. I love using masks and feel that using them regularly helps keep my pores clean and tight.
It is generally not recommended to apply a pore mask more than every two or three days at the least. Most recommend use once a week or every other week. Any more than that can possibly cause the skin to become over dry and may even worsen some skin conditions.
For those who like to use natural ingredients, try beating an egg white with a teaspoon of lemon juice, apply to the face and leave on till dry. Other household items such as Milk of Magnesia and even buttermilk are often used as well. Try experimenting!
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