The Complete Pore Care Regimen
The Complete Pore Care Regimen
Have you ever taken a selfie with flash and been shocked at the apparent and glaring size of your pores? While the size of your pores is genetically determined, the good news is that there are ways to reduce the appearance of pores.
A trained doctor is always in the best position to prescribe the right clinical treatment for your skincare needs.
Chemical Peels – Mostly performed by doctors, chemical peels come in varying strengths of acids based on skin type. The new generation of chemical peels works under the surface of the skin to give you an instant glow. For acne prone skin, a soothing peel with antioxidant is recommended to supress inflammation.
GLC offers Silk Peel at $98
Microdermabrasion – Like a vacuum cleanser, microdermabrasion deep cleanses the pores enough to remove accumulated dead skin and dirt, thus promoting healthy and fresh skin but has the most limiting effect on pore size if it is not combined with other treatments. Microdermabrasion is best for patients with oily skin and can assist in shallow scarring too.
GLC offers microdermabrasion at $68
Lasers – Laser resurfacing is often a long term and one of the most powerful solutions to pores. By stimulating the development of new collagen and tightening pre-existing collagen, there is a visible improvement in pores.
GLC offers a variety of lasers from $148 – 500 per session. Get your first laser trial at $48 here.
Microbotox – Strategically injecting small amounts of diluted Botox into skin layers all over the face, both oil glands and pore size shrink and an improved skin texture and complexion can be achieved. While the results are instant, a single session can last about 4-6 months.
GLC offers microbotox at $288.
Keep those gaping holes at bay! Pores tend to look bigger as they are laden with dead skin cells and oil. Also, if they remain clogged, the surrounding collagen and elastic fibres carry the risk of overstretching permanently. The best bet is to unclog them with a series of topical products so they can shrink back to their original size.
Once a day : As facial oil dissolves in oil, a gentle cleansing milk effectively cleanses impurities from pores thoroughly.
Once at night : Incorporate active ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid into your skincare regime. Products containing retinoid keep your skin firm and pores clear by increasing cell turnover. Alternate with a light glycolic acid to stimulate collagen and tighten pores.
Twice a week: Purifying clay masks wick out oil from congested pores.
Quick Fix : Pore primers and work in mattifying in the face, hence temporarily minimizing the pores.
- Stay away from the sun without proper protection. Collagen and elastic tissue – structural support for the skin get damaged when in direct contact with the sun.
- Get a professional to pop those zits! By squeezing them incorrectly with brute force, the pores in turn get damaged and enlarged.
- Do not overuse exfoliators as this may result in sore, injured skin and subsequently injure blood capillaries.