Pores are openings in the skin's surface which allow the body's natural oil, called sebum, and sweat, to escape from the body. There are actually two types of distinct pores-those for oil and those for sweat. They are found all over the body but are most visible on the face, especially across the nose, chin, T zone and cheeks. They play a really important role in skin health, as sebum is vital to keep our skin moisturised, protected, and healthy.
What causes large pores?
Some people have smaller pores and some have larger, and this is largely determined by genetic factors. While it's impossible to close pores or remove them and this wouldn't be good for our skin, they can become blocked, especially across our cheeks and noses, causing them to become enlarged and more noticeable. Clogged pores are also a precursor to breakouts, blackheads, pimples, and acne. So, in order to keep your skin healthy and looking its best, Medik8 has a whole range of products specifically designed to refine pores. If you haven't come across the British beauty brand Medik8 yet, then you're missing out. Designed using cutting-edge cosmeceutical science, Medik8 products also feel luxurious to use.
The Best Medik8 Products to Reduce Pores
1. Pore Cleanse Gel Intense: the first step in every effective skincare routine should be using a cleanser to remove dirt and impurities from the skin. A good cleanser should exfoliate the skin and hydrate it, protecting it against damage, and getting you ready for the day. Medik8's Pore Cleanse gel contains red clover, a natural extract renowned for its ability to tighten pores and reduce excess sebum, and salicylic, lactic, and mandelic acid to smooth skin, minimise shine, and reduce pores. It also contains deliciously scented mint and lavender.
2. Pore Minimising Tonic: The next step in your daily routine should be using a post-cleanse solution, such as Medik8's Pore Minimising tonic. Containing exfoliating acids, this tonic helps to clear pores and maintain the skin's natural elasticity, tightening and reducing pores, especially enlarged pores caused by ageing. It also contains refreshing ingredients, such as alpha-lipoic acid to protect and enhance the complexion, making your skin glow with health.
3. Pore Refining Scrub: When you want to really treat your skin and deeply exfoliate your pores, you can't do better than Medik8's dual-action facial scrub. It contains salicylic and mandelic acids, which are both powerful exfoliants, breaking down impurities that congest pores and helping them to appear tighter. It also contains a gentle honeysuckle fragrance and biodegradable jojoba grains to gently remove dead skin and improve skin health, leaving it feeling luminous, radiant, and glowing.
4. Press & Clear: This daily toner contains 2% beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and salicylic acid to decongest pores, stopping blemishes, blackheads, and oiliness in their tracks and helping to minimise pores. Powerful but gentle, this toner has a unique pH-balanced formula to deliver maximum results without compromising skin health.
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