Large Pores? These 7 Products Can Help Minimize Their Appearance
We know first-hand that those tiny little openings in your skin (a.k.a your pores) can make it seem impossible to get that airbrush-finished makeup look or smooth bare face. While the size of your pores depends on a few different factors like genetics, skin type, exposure to the sun and aging, there are products out there that can minimize the appearance of pores and help make those goals more attainable. From primers and toners to moisturizers and more, read on for our favorite pore-minimizing products of 2020.
Usually with large pores comes oily skin. Here to help keep all of that in check is this Dermablend Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer. It’s a mattifying primer that is super lightweight and can extend makeup wear for 24 hours. Whether you wear it under your makeup or on its own, expect irresistibly smooth skin with reduced appearance of pores.
While makeup that hides your pore size is extremely helpful, if you’re looking for a more long-term solution, it starts with your skin care. The IT Cosmetics Leave-On Solution Toner is a daily pore refining toner formulated with kaolin clay, silk and coconut water. The skin-mattifying complex helps absorb excess oil on the skin’s surface and smooth your complexion while minimizing the look of pores. To use, apply in the morning and evening after cleansing.
Infused with salicylic acid and rose water, this smoothing face mask offers pore-tightening results with a refreshing cooling effect. The best part? It works its magic in as few as five minutes.
Pores clogged with dirt, oils and other impurities can appear larger in size than they really are. Give your skin a deep clean with this face wash formulated with green tea. It leaves skin deeply cleansed and mattified with, you guessed it, smaller-looking pores.
Keep your skin moisturized with this daily cream that’s lightweight and helps minimize the appearance of pores. It also protects your skin from environmental damage and leaves skin smooth without the greasy feel.
Face serums are great in your everyday routine because they are designed for targeted care while adding an extra layer of hydration. This option from La Roche-Posay gently exfoliates skin thanks to the formula infused with glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid. It works to improve the appearance of fine lines, visible pores and uneven skin texture.
For another toning option, try the Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner. This formula is packed with PHA, BHA and watermelon to gently exfoliate, brighten and decongest the skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and cactus water to help retain the skin’s moisture barrier while it shrinks the appearance of large pores.