Let's face it: We all have them, and for some, they're more than a little annoying. They're called pores, and many women struggle to keep these small holes in the skin concealed.
In fact, in a recent survey, nearly half of U.S. women, roughly 47 percent, said they would give up a few surprising luxuries in exchange for smaller pores. For starters, 23 percent of respondents claimed they would give up booze for an entire year, while 17 percent said they would give up social media -- that's a lot of missed selfie opportunities, all for smaller pores.
It's important to understand what makes pores look larger. Dirt, oil, sun exposure and, of course, genetics are all major factors in the size of your pores. Keeping that in mind, here are a few tricks to help make your pores virtually invisible:
Try a Home Remedy
If you're looking for a home remedy to reduce the appearance of your pores, try using a small amount of brown sugar mixed with water and apple cider vinegar. Rub the combination over your skin, exfoliating gently. The natural exfoliant in brown sugar will help open and clean your pores.
Improve Your Skin Care Regimen
If you prefer to reserve your brown sugar for baking, try a pore-vanishing cream like
L'Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher, which will minimize the look of pores while helping to shrink actual pore size over time. Add it to your skin care regimen, and you'll start to see results.
Absorb the Oil
While you should shy away from drying out your skin, try a great toner when it comes to removing excess oil. A toner will clean and tighten your pores, making it hard for dirt and debris to penetrate the skin.
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