Ten Products To Help Minimize Pores

While many believe that shrinking pores is as easy as snapping your fingers and can be done by just splashing cold water or applying an egg mask – we all know it isn’t so. Open pores are a big menace and can ruin our outward appearance, making our makeup look cakey and rendering us similar to the surface of the moon!

While many dermatologists believe that our pore size is genetically determined and it isn’t exactly possible to shrink the size of your pores, there are quite a few products in the market that can reduce their large appearance and give you a smother skin to work with.

Here is a list of tried and tested products that have been known to work well on reducing the appearance of pores!

1. Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer

The Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer is a waterproof formula that perfects your skin by refining the appearance of open pores and reducing fine lines and imperfections. It creates a mattifying base that gives you a healthy complexion and allows your makeup to stay untouched and unmoved for up to 12 hours! Its fruit and plant ingredients like avocado oil and rosemary have many anti aging and skin restorative effects on the skin.

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2. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Biore® deep cleansing pore strips will instantly help in removing blackheads, oil and dirt clogged in your pores. Especially designed for the nose area, these strips should be used weekly and can completely diminish the appearance of pores over a period of regular use.

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3. Bliss 'Pore'fector Gadget

The Bliss 'Pore'fector Gadget is a fabulous kit that includes the ‘pore’-fector gadget tool with a rechargeable base unit and power adapter, a daily detoxifying facial toner and 2 steep clean 15 minute facial mask packs. Powered by sonic vibrations, the tool fights grime and dirt by using high level vibrations (27,000 per second) and massages the creams into your skin by using low level vibrations.

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4. Burt's Bees Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub

The Burt’s Bees Peach and Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub has been made with finely ground peach stones that help exfoliate and remove dead skin that clogs pores. Infused with Willow Bark extract that is a natural source of salicylic acid, the scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and clean!

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5. Dr. Brandt No More Pore Thing Gel

Dr. Brandt's pore-tightening memory gel is the perfect solution for reducing stubborn pores in the t-zone. It helps in reducing extra oil and cleans clogged pores by restoring the pore walls. It also controls sebum production and helps smoothen skin texture.

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6. Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminated Astringent

The Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent is an acne fighting formula that contains Salicylic Acid and effectively treats acne, pimples blackheads and clogged pores. It seeps deep into the pores to unclog them and remove any impurities that are blocking them from minimizing to their normal size. It also helps in reducing excess oiliness but does not dry the skin even after 2 to 3 uses per day.

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7. Benefit The POREfessional Balm

Benefit The POREfessional Balm has been specially designed to reduce the appearance of pores from your face and reduce them considerably, if not completely! Its silky and lightweight formula is amazingly smooth and can hold up your make up for a whole day and making you look fresh. Its application will leave you with a matte glow, while filling up problem areas like fine line and pores. Giving you a flawless base to work with, this primer uses an oil-free formula that contains Vitamin E and has the ability to guard your face from free radicals.

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8. Yes To Tomatoes Acne Control Pore Cleansers

Yes To Tomatoes Acne Control Gel Pore Cleanser is a great product to help control oil production and reduce shine. It is Salicylic Acid based and so prevents the formation of blemishes and acne, making your pores appear smaller and your skin looking smoother! The formula is also 95% Natural and free of Parabens, Phthalates and SLS, making it chemical free and keeping your skin less prone to irritation or any allergic reactions.

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9. Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer

The Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer is a unique formula that is designed to fill in the open pores and superficially make your skin look smoother. It not just exfoliates the skin, but also control oil secretion to reduce shine and firms the pore walls to reduce them back to their original size.

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10. Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad

The Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad is a great little silicone pad that is flexible and easy to use on your face. It scrubs away all dead skin cells and clears your pores of dirt and oil, leaving you with smooth and exfoliated skin.

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