We have all done it. We have all pulled out a mirror (such as that round magnifying mirror attached to your bathroom wall) and examined our skin, bemoaning the size of our pores. Yet the reality is that everyone has pores. We need pores to release oil from the glands in our skin, which keeps our complexion protected against environmental damage and dehydration. Pores also allow us to sweat and cool ourselves down when we are hot. So we don’t want to get rid of pores all together! But we can use the best pore minimizer available to shrink the appearance of our pores and improve the overall look of our complexion.
Some people naturally have large and easily visible pores while others have pores that are barely noticeable. There are several reasons why.
Large pores can easily become clogged by environmental debris, which can then lead to acne. In addition, many people find large pores unattractive and they can experience a decrease in confidence based on their skin.
Whether your large pores are caused by age, genetics, environmental factors, or other causes, there is treatment. Follow our advice and use these products to shrink your pores for good!
Things You Can Do at Home
Use face masks
One safe and effective way to treat your enlarged pores at home is with face masks. Face masks have gained popularity on social media as a #selfcare treat, and for good reason! These deeply penetrating and super-ingredient stuffed masks can make a huge difference in your skin.
The most important decision is picking the mask. There are a lot of face mask options, but be sure to look for one with high-quality, natural ingredients. The HD Revive Pumpkin Mask is made with the finest ingredients like pumpkin enzyme, papain, and salicylic acid, which help cleanse pores, rid your complexion of acne, and exfoliate to bring our fresh, smooth skin.
HD Revive deeply cleans your skin, giving your pores some much-needed TLC. You can use it on your face, shoulders, chest, and back. Clogged pores look larger because of the debris inside and lead to acne. The salicylic acid and papain penetrate your complexion and exfoliate deep into your pores. This gets rid of dead skin cells and debris build up so your pores can appear smaller. Overall, your skin will feel revitalized!
As an added bonus, this face mask has a pleasant pumpkin scent. I recommend using at least three times a week. Put the face mask on, enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the pumpkin scent, and spend twenty minutes relaxing. Your skin — and your mind — will thank you!
I’ve shared before the incredible power of retinol when it comes to anti-aging skincare. It is also highly effective at improving the appearance of your pores. It is the best topical ingredient for promoting cell regeneration and turnover. Retinols like HD Vibrant Retinol Advanced + banishes oil from pores and noticeably improves the look and texture of your skin. Skin feels smoother and softer, pores appear smaller, and your complexion is more luminous. That’s a hard working product!
HD Vibrant is a powerful tool to fight signs of aging, firm skin, and reduce the appearance of pores. I highly recommend investing in this effective product with retinol for daily use to see and feel a difference in your skin. This is one of the best pore minimizer treatments for long-term results to shrink pores, tighten skin, and firm your complexion.
Visit an Esthetician for These Pore-Minimizing Treatments
Salicylic Acid Peel
I talked about using salicylic acid as an active ingredient in products to use at home. Salicylic acid is also an incredibly effective ingredient for professional treatments. Salicylic acid peels like the Perfect Peel are in-house treatments that deeply exfoliate and cleanse skin. A professional esthetician can use stronger products that aren’t recommended for home use. With professional care, these salicylic acid peels can penetrate through surface layers of our skin, break the bonds that hold skin cells together, and slough off the build up on the surface of your skin.
There are so many benefits to a professional treatment like the Perfect Peel, including improved skin texture, diminishing age spots and fine lines, tightening loose skin, shrinking pores, and allowing skin to absorb skincare products more readily.
At HD Beauty, we create a special formula based on your skin type and needs. Because salicylic acid is a gentle treatment, it is a good choice for those with sensitive skin that doesn’t react well to other types of peels.
How does the Perfect Peel work?
There’s a reason I recommend salicylic acid again and again, especially for acne-prone skin. It is a beta hydroxy acid, which means the hydroxy portion of the molecule is separated from the acid portion by two carbon atoms. An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) isn only separated by one carbon atom. Salicyclic acid is able to produce incredible results for your skin including improving overall skin texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, without the drying and irritating effect that AHAs sometimes have.
After the Perfect Peel, your complexion will immediately feel softer and smoother. Because debris and dead skin cells have been removed from your pores, they will look smaller and brighter.
As your complexion regenerates after treatment, you’ll notice that the new skin is more luminous, has less fine lines and wrinkles, and less visible pores. The gentle exfoliating action of the Perfect Peel has powerful short and long-term effects!
If you’re not able to go to a salon for an acid peel treatment, there are dynamic products that you can use at home to mimic the effects. HD Reappear Resurfacing Gel and HD Reappear Resurfacing Gel Pads both feature glycolic acid as an active ingredient. Glycolic acid is an AHA that is incredibly useful at removing dead cell build up, clearing and preventing acne, and improving skin tone. Whether you decide to use the gel or the easy-to-swipe pads, HD Reappear helps get rid of dull, tired skin with enlarged pores and lets your complexion glow! While it’s always important to wear sunscreen, be extra careful around the sun after using chemical peel products. AHAs are incredibly effective but also can make your skin sensitive to the sun.
Whether at home or in the salon, chemical peels can be the best pore minimizer treatments out there. Try the products listed above or book a Perfect Peel to see for yourself!
What if you could see an esthetician for a relaxing one-hour treatment and emerge with better skin? That’s exactly what microphototherapy provides. You’ll come out of the spa with skin that is revitalized and radiant!
MicroPhototherapy has many benefits for your complexion including: evening skin tone, reducing pore size, improving roughness in skin, diminishing fine lines, and enhancing absorption of skincare products.
How does MicroPhototherapy work?
This treatment uses state-of-the-art technology to precisely send a light and heat energy (LHE) under the surface of your skin, producing a mild thermal injury. This promotes a natural healing response which leads to new collagen formation and an increase in connective tissue production. This treatment is safe and gentle. You will not experience pain and you will see results with as little as one treatment!
I recommend coming to a series of 8 MicroPhototherapy sessions (two times a week for 4 weeks) for optimal results. This treatment not only promotes skin renewal at the cellular level, the deeply penetrating flashes of heat and light reinvigorate the skin and encourage collagen production. The end result? This is one of the best pore minimizer treatments for your skin and leaves you with a healthy glow!
One of the biggest causes of enlarged pores is dead skin cell build up. As our skin cells dry and flake, they can become clogged in our pores. This engorges the pores, can lead to acne, and can make skin look dull. The DermaSweep Premium Infusion can help change that.
The DermaSweep is a cutting edge dermabrasion machine with specialty bristles and powerful vacuum pressure. DermaSweep removes dead skin cells and blackheads using a patented soft bristle tips. These bristle tips are specially designed to permit airflow throughout the bristle during the process, which allows the skin to be gently exfoliated and stimulates blood flow.
At the same time the skin resurfacing treatment is happening, the skin is being replenished with vitamins and antioxidants with an epidermal serum infusion. This next-generation microdermabrasion treatment leaves your skin healthier, smoother, and clearer!
Are you bothered by enlarged pores? Do you find yourself staring at your nose or chin, wishing your pores were less visible? You can do something about it! There are several effective, dynamic in-home and professional treatments available to noticeably reduce the size of your pores and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Try HD Revive, HD Vibrant, HD Reappear Gel, and HD Reappear Gel Pads for the best pore minimizer at-home treatments!