4 Ways to Manage Your Pores

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If you have oily or combination skin, you already know all about pores. 

You also know how important it is to choose makeup and skincare products that won’t clog your pores and make them look HUGE.

If you’re finding it hard to manage your pores, or you’re tired of them staring back at you, keep reading, because today we’re going to talk about 4 ways to manage your pores.

What are pores anyway?

They’re tiny openings, or holes on the upper layer of the skin where dirt, debris and oil love to hide. Normal pores (hair follicles) allow the oil glands to reach the top of the skin and keep it moist. But, if the pore becomes clogged, oil and dead skin cells get trapped which can cause a nasty acne flare up.

So, what can you do to shut them down?

Technically, there’s nothing you can do to “close” them. (Pores don’t actually open and close.) You can however make them appear smaller so they’re not as noticeable.

#1. Wash your face twice a day- Let’s be honest; we all get a little lazy from time to time. But, cleansing your skin regularly removes not only excess oil and pollution, it also removes dead skin cells that can easily become caught in the pores. So, the next time you think about skipping it, ask yourself if it’s worth the risk.

#2. Choose the right cleanser for your skin- If you’re not using the right products for your skin type, you might as well not be cleansing at all. That’s because different skin types have different needs, and you want your product to meet the needs of your skin type.

#3. Steam your skin- Here’s a great excuse to head to the skin spa! Estheticians steam the face to open the skin’s pores,  making it easier to remove problem blackheads not easily seen by our eyes alone. 

#4 Use a pore reducing product- Now that you’ve taken the steps to keep them clean and clear you can also use a makeup like KmS Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder to magically blur the appearance of large pores. And, unlike other popular airbrush powders made with fillers that can actually clog those pores, Poreless Finish is created 100% natural so you can step out in confidence you’re putting your best face forward with a flawless, airbrushed finish!