Skincare routine for large pores

What causes large pores?

Large pores are a common skin care concern caused by excessive production of oil. Hormones regulate oil levels so when production is in excess, the oil combines with dead skin cells to make the pores appear larger. Where the production of sebum is normal, it flows effortlessly out of the pores.

Here’s an Uncover Skin Care’s 5-step skincare routine for large pores

  1. Cleanse 

Cleansing twice daily using our AC clean saver foam cleanser to get rid of excess oil, dead skin cells, pollutants, dirt, and makeup will keep your skin hydrated and prevent clogged pores. Shop our AC clean saver foam cleanser here

  1. Exfoliate

Exfoliate using AHAs and BHAs. To understand the difference between the two click here. Our exfoliating toner pads gently unclog pores over time and remove dead skin cells. They also double up as toners and are gentle to the skin. Shop Neulii exfoliating toner pads for sensitive skin here.

  1. Treatment (serums)

Antioxidant properties found in green tea minimize the appearance of pores. Shop our “I Am Beautiful” green tea detoxifying sheet mask to reduce the appearance of pores in 20 minutes here. Alternatively, use retinol if you have oily skin and mild acne to make the skin firmer which reduces large pores. 

  1. Moisturize

Our Neulii Natural Squalane Desertica Moisture cream is infused with moisturizing Squalane and Desertica which penetrate the skin and increase its moisture content without clogging the pores. Shop here

  1. Protect (SPF)

Sunscreen is often overlooked in the skincare department when its impact is, in fact, HUGE. Sun damage is a no-no when you have large pores. The result? Your skin loses its firmness leading to more noticeable pores.

PS: Opt for non pore clogging, SPF 30+.

Extra tips

  1. Be gentle with your skin

Irritating the skin when scrubbing, picking at, squeezing, or rubbing (all things you should be avoiding) can make the pores larger. Use our “I Am Spotless” pimple patches to shrink pimples faster and prevent you from touching and scarring. Shop here

  1. Take extra but safe measures to prevent premature aging 

Pores appear larger as we age. Sometimes the ageing process is accelerated by the fact that we do not take extra care of our skin. For more on anti-aging skincare tips click here

  1. Don’t sleep with makeup on

Sleeping with makeup on is a recipe for disaster when trying to get rid of large pores. We love you makeup lovers which is why our Neulii exfoliating toner pads are a must-have in your collection. They improve how your makeup looks when used in the AM and deeply cleanse the skin and pores when used in the PM which is just perfect! 

  1. Stay hydrated

Drinking 8 glasses or 2 litres of water daily removes toxins from the pores improving the overall health of the skin. This in turn reduces the appearance of pores. 

  1. Consult an expert

You can book a one-on-one session with our in-house therapist, Joyce Waiharo, here and redeem your payment of Kes 1,000 after your session for our products. Shop here

  1. Use non-comedogenic products

Ensure you use skincare and makeup brands that do not clog your pores.

Have any tips for controlling large pores? Let us know in the comments below.

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