Have you heard of the T zone? You know, this zone that everyone hates because it gets oilier than the rest of the face. The pores often appear more dilated, which favors the appearance of black spots and small pimples.
The pores are essential to our skin, they allow it to breathe by evacuating the sebum and dead cells. At the origin of dilated pores, there is often an excessive sebum production. Associated with dead skin and various impurities that accumulate (makeup, dust…), pores become clogged. The sebum cannot be evacuated naturally and blackheads start showing up. If no proper care is taken, the pores tend to widen, they become more apparent, blackheads too.
In addition to being disgraceful, once dilated, the pores promote the appearance of imperfections due to the accumulation of impurities. It is a vicious circle. Combination to oily skins are even more exposed to this problem and require more regular care.
No panic, with a good skincare routine and the right gestures adopted every day, it is possible to reduce the appearance of pores and at the same time to regain a clearer skin. A good lifestyle management will also be essential because stress, fatigue, excessive alcohol, tobacco or an unbalanced diet can affect the appearance of pores and are the first responsible for thick and obstructed skin.
Here are 5 natural tips for minimize pores and get a flawless skin
To keep a healthy skin, it is necessary to adopt the right beauty gestures. Don’t skip on removing your makeup before going to bed, because a healthy skin above all starts with a good cleaning. Letting your skin breathe is crucial and even more so during the night because it is during your sleep that cell regeneration is the most active. This is the moment when we must not prevent this natural process from taking place as it should!
Once this key reflex has been adopted, we advise you to integrate these few steps into your skincare routine:
1. Regularly exfoliate your skin using an organic facial scrub
Gentle exfoliation will allow you to go further than the simple routine cleaning. This treatment stimulates microcirculation mechanisms and removes dead cells that block pores. Impurities that block your pores can also accelerate the formation of wrinkles, cause dark spot and dull complexion to appear.
Proceed to exfoliating your skin at least once every two weeks if you have sensitive skin, otherwise for normal to oily skin, once or twice a week into your routine is enough. A gentle and regular scrub will refine your skin texture, make it softer, while increasing the effectiveness of your following treatments that will penetrate deeper into the epidermis.
The dual enzymatic exfoliating (AHA, lactic acid) and mechanical (jojoba beads) action of the organic Peeling Exfoliating Mask is ideal to remove impurities smoothly. It is suitable for all skin types and even for sensitive skin types.
You can use it in three different ways depending on your needs:
– As an express scrub: apply with light circular movements without pause time
– As a mask: leave on for 10 min then rinse without massaging
– As a peeling mask: leave for 10 min then rinse with light circular massages
Our bonus tip : the facial steam bath
To tighten your pores, nothing is better than a steam bath!
Water vapor helps to dilate facial pores, remove toxins and facilitate the removal of impurities. Before the exfoliation, once a week, heat water in a saucepan. Once the water starts to boil, pour it into a bowl and place your face over the bath, covering it with a towel. You can add 5 drops of essential oil according to your skin type. For example, oily or acne-prone skin will appreciate the sanitizing action of tea tree oil. Let the steam work for about ten minutes then gently dry your face. That’s it! Your skin is now ready for the following treatments. Then proceed with your scrub.
2. Choose organic masks with gentle purifying clays (yellow clay or kaolin)
Clay masks are considered one of the best treatments for tightening pores. The natural composition of the clay allows us to absorb the excess of lipids and sebum present on our face, especially in this famous area T. Prefer non-irritating clays, that will not dry the epidermis out like yellow clay, kaolin or pink clay. They will purify pores in depth while respecting the fragile balance of the epidermis.
Applying a clay mask once a week maximum is therefore ideal to get rid of impurities that sits on skins in need for deep pore cleansing.
Wait only ten minutes to obtain an even complexion and clean skin with our creamy organic Purifying Mask.
This gourmand treatment precisely dosed in Yellow Banana Musactif, Yellow Clay and kaolin will absorb impurities smoothly and give your skin its radiance, while soothing and moisturizing. Its unctuous texture will seduce you with its clean composition: 100% of the total ingredients of this mask are of natural origin.
Our bonus tip : resist the urge of popping your blackheads and pimples yourself!
By not taking the necessary hygiene precautions and insisting a little too much, you risk worsening the situation by causing an even larger infection and inflammation. You risk contaminating your skin with bacteria on your hands and under your nails. The pores can suffer and turn into nasty scars.
3. Tighten your pores with an organic toner
This is the step that will make all the difference because it perfects cleansing of the skin by eliminating the last impurities. It rebalances the PH of the skin and has an astringent action.
On a daily basis, apply your toner to the face and neck preferably in the evening, after a complete makeup removal on a clean skin.
With its dual clarifying and toning action, our organic Clarifying Toner with Green Banana extracts will unify and bring radiance to your skin thanks to a blend of arginine and lactic acid. It gently removes the last impurities for a clean and fresh skin.
Our bonus tip: use ice to tighten pores
Take a piece of ice cube alone or wrapped in a cloth that you will pass over your face and pores for 10 to 15 seconds. This tip will help you tighten your skin and temporarily minimize the size of your dilated pores.
4. Avoid dehydration that accentuates dilated pores
Now that your skin is purified and clean, all it needs is hydration!
Inappropriate care that dries the skin can also contribute to the enlargement of your pores. In reaction to dryness, the skin produces even more sebum to form a protective barrier. Thus, avoid at all costs cosmetic products containing allergens, irritants or too detergents. Also, don’t miss out on the hydration step that will perfect all your efforts.
5. Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Keeping a healthy skin necessarily goes with having a healthier rhythm of life.
Everything starts in the plate ! For example, a diet enriched in refined sugars and processed foods can promote skin problems, pimples, blackheads and other imperfections.
We therefore advise you to adopt a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, to drink at least 1.5 liter of water per day to purify and hydrate your body. Rest assured, there are no better anti-imperfection remedies!