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So we’ve all done it.
You find a cosmetic mirror, pick it up and check to see if your lip liner has smudged. WAIT.. There’s a 5x magnifying side on this thing?? Sweet! Up to eye level the devil mirror goes & realize that you can now see the micro organisms having a party in your pores. Depressions, Dents and Divots galore..
First things first..
PUT THE MIRROR DOWN. Your first reaction is going to be to pick away at what you see on your face. This will potentially introduce more bacteria to all the blemishes and black heads, making them a bigger issue than before.
I’m here to tell you that no one looks at you from 1/2 an inch away from your face and YES YOU ARE STILL AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS.
Now that we have the situation under control, I am going to help you out a bit with two products combating large pores and the irritating muck that loves to inhabit them..
1. Skincare: I mentioned in my previous post that I use a mask called ‘Bliss Steep Clean’ I am going to give you a quick explanation on why I love this guy..
It comes in a pump form and you will notice there are two colors going on, blue & yellow. Place your pointer finger on one side and your middle finger on the other, press down equally and it will dispense both colors. Now mix these thoroughly to activate the solution (when it turns green) and smear it all over your face in an even layer. Leave on for 15 minutes (I usually get distracted and it ends up on there for around 25-30 min.. Oops!).
Do this once a week and you will be thanking me. Why you ask? Well here’s the quick ingredient break down..
-Prozymex: Exfoliating enzyme that helps texture and skin tone.
-Vitamins A, C, and E & Grapeseed Extract: Fights free-radical damage, brighten and moisturize.
-Salicylic Acid: Surface exfoliator and anti-inflammatory, also helps reduce sebum blockage.
-Zinc Gluconate: Helps regulate sebum, oil, and shine. (The culprit of your black heads)
-It doesn’t dry out your skin (I know you want to feel squeaky clean, but that only means the product has messed with your skins PH, freaking it out and now it will over produce oil to compensate.. This is NO GOOD.)
-It loosens congestion so those stubborn black heads will be removed with less strain. Please wash your hands before attacking your face, it will help against spreading all the germs.
- Too Faced Wrinkle Injection: Meet my magician.. I love this product for filling in large pores & light wrinkles. Reasons? Well you aren’t smearing the dimethicone (which is a silicone polymer) all over your face where you might not need it, it acts more like a spot treatment.
Warm up a pea sized amount between your fingers and then gently pat over the areas you want to fill in. DO NOT use a silicone based foundation on top of this product, they will roll over each other and you will think your face is peeling off. (At least that is what I thought when I first made this mistake.)
**Disclaimer about pores - You cannot physically shrink the actual depth/size of your pore, this is something that is genetically decided. The best way to make your pores ‘appear’ smaller is to keep them clean. Make sure to wash your face with a gentle cleanser at the end of the day, exfoliate, and smile alot.
Ok.. well that last one isn’t proven, but I believe that smiling can solve any issue, so its worth a shot right? At the very least a pearly white smile distracts people from my pores ;)
Until next time!