November is here, I feel like 2018 just started. What in the world? Despite having done so much this year, I feel like my 2018 goals are no where near achieved. So I better get on that. I’ll keep you all updated on how that goes but today we’re going to talk about pores.
Everyone has pores and though they serve their natural purposes to keep our bodies healthy, we all want to make our pores smaller. There are so many products on the market that claim to shrink large pores but let’s first better understand pores and how they work before think about minimizing our pores. Our bodies have 2 types of pores, hair follicles which lubricate the skin with natural oils and sweat pores which serve a ducts for the sweat glands and are important for cooling down our bodies. Because the pores are so important to the skin, you should be careful what products you use to treat them. Many products on the market claiming to be the best pore minimizers, but personally I think Neogen takes the cake in this competition. When it comes to pores, I turne to Korean Skin Care, it’s no secret that K beauty creates incredibly effective skincare!
Avoid harsh exfoilants. Blocked pores can cause acne and black heads but over exfoiliating can dry out your skin or damage your pores. You especially want to avoid exfoiliators with beads as these can damage your skin and actually increase the appearance of your pores. For a deep cleanse, I use Neogen Pore Mousse ($28). The Pore Tight Peeling Mouse is made with alginic acid and oligogeline ingredients that penetrate deep to clean out dirt, excess oils and make up residue from your pores.
Some of you may have seen me use it on my instagram live and witnessed how much gunk it removed. I find the Pore Tight Peeling Mousse to be more effective at cleaning my nose tip when compared to charcoal masks and nose strips.
Neogen Pore Tight Mousse is also formulated with ingredients derived from purple sea urchins which helps tighten your sagging skin for a smoother firmer looking face!
Restore and replenish: Neogen Pore Tight Refreshing Serum ($38) is a great step 2, to follow up after a deep cleanse. If large pores are your concern, this is the face serum you would like to use. The Pore tight refreshing serum has a creamy consistency and it smells great. It is light weight and breathable yet very hydrating. Not only does it hydrate your skin, it tightens your skin leaving it supple.
It’s made with 9 marine and botanical extracts, including:
-hizikia fusiforme (brown sea vegetable) extract,
-undaria pinnatifida extract,
-gelidium cartilagineum (red algae) extract,
-sargassum fulvellum (seaweed) extract,
-capsosiphon fulvescens (green algae) extract,
-enteromorpha compressa extract,
-porphyra tenera (red algae phylum) extract,
-laminaria japonica (brown algae) extract and
-gardenia florida fruit extract
Notice the number of times seaweed and Algae are listed. Algae is abundant in nutrients and minerals that extract toxins. But they are also high is antioxidants which are great to firm your skin. Antioxidants inhibit free radical production which helps protect skin cells from damage.
A few of you already tried these after I recommended them to you in our private chats and I’m happy that they worked for you. If you try these please share your experience with me in the comments below.
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What do you use for your pores?
Have a good week,
Avi Y. R.