I love my mom, God rest her soul, but I inherited her bad skin from the huge pores, blackheads to the excessive facial hair. It’s been pretty easy for me to combat the latter two thanks to waxing appointments and blackhead strips, but the large pores? Yes, large pores are hereditary and they are some difficult somethings to tame. Aside from acne, huge pores have been a consistent part of my skin profile that I’ve had deal with all my life, but I only found out that they were a “thing” back when I was in high school.
Now, let me be, as the kids say “100 with you”…no matter what the soft spoken and smooth complexion having lady behind the luxurious beauty counter tells you, there isn’t a product that can remove your large pores. Those products are the unicorns of beauty, they sound lovely, but just don’t exist.
However, there are pore minimizers! Now, the term “pore minimizer” can be little tricky. You might think that they help shrink your pores. Actually, they just help to temporarily shrink your pores and/or shrink them over time, but never remove them.
Like I’ve said, I’ve been dealing with my large pores for awhile now and have tried way too many products over the years to help visually shrink them and trust me, there are plenty of products out there and I feel like I’ve tried about a clean 92% of them. That’s a lot of money spent and shoes rejected for these products. Girl, I mean some fierce boots have been placed back on displays, because I felted I needed a certain product more than I needed a pair of new boots that would have had me strutting a’la Beyonce while walking to my desk.
So, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite pore minimizing products that I have the chance to use and fall in love with over the years.
- Philosophy Total Matteness Pore Mattifying Pore Eraaser – This is a great serum to apply to you clean skin in the morning to help minimize large pores for flawless foundation application.
- Perricone MD Enlarged Pores Kit – This is kit contains a duo that treats and minimizes large pores. You use it in the morning and evening and will definitely, over time, notice the size of your pores shrink. It’s very magical and it’s reminded me that I might need to pick this up next time I realize I could eat soup out of my pores.
- Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Foundation – If you are a fan of a 1-2 punch when it comes to foundation and treating while concealing your large pores, look no further than this foundation from Clinique. This buildable foundation helps to you get a flawless and smooth application, while using built in ingredients that will help downsize the appearance of pores over time. This is a win-win in a bottle, ladies!
- Dr. Jart+ PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Mist – Can you believe that this mist contains powder and toner to to mattyify your skin? Well, it does! Perfect to use under and over; with or without makeup. It’s a keeper.