Pores And The Best Way To Get Rid Of Them!

First let me tell you about pores and how they get large and visible, I'm not going to get too technical but just tell you the basics! Open pores are made large either because of the build-up of dirt and grime, a lot of oil production or sometimes through ageing. Pores are a real pain, and I have super oily skin, so I know how bad they can be! Whatever causes you to have large pores can be the least of your worries as your pores are a haven for grease and dirt, which can ruin the complexion of your skin!

But don't worry there are many ways you can get rid of and reduce the sign of pores...

Professionally - 

You can pay to get many types of treatments and chemical peels like glycolic peels, which can dissolve the top layer of your skin. This helps to reduce the size of your pores and clears the trapped dirt too! However, these can get pretty pricey. The average price is from £100 ranging too £500 so pretty pricey, aye! ;) These peels can be great for other problems you may have on your skin like acne scars, fine lines, pigmentation and  redness. So your most probably thinking how do these work well... The peels have an acid which coats the skin and the inside of the pore, it also exfoliates the skin within the pore and on the surface of the skin.  The small areas inside the pores are thoroughly cleaned out which means the pore will collapse giving the illusion that the pore is smaller. 
However is it really worth paying out all that money if you can do it at home?? I honestly don't! Especially after I found out the risks of having it, which include...
  • - Infections
  • - Abnormal healing
  • - Allergic reactions
  • - If prone to herpes, possible eruption
  • - Raised or thickened scarring
  • - Unanticipated skin colour changes or skin blotchiness.

At Home!

You can also cure it at home with many different solutions. You can use a deep cleansing mask which will help to get rid of excess oil, which I have a lot of ;) So there are many you can use that target specific problems you may have, so these are a few you may want to try that are at high end and drug store prices. 

                         Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque By Kiehl's 

This mask cleanses and and helps to purify your skin and visibly minimise pores. It is made with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores. It also has Oatmeal and Aloe Vera which helps to soothe your face. You should use this one once or twice a week. 

This face mask is around £13.50 to buy for 142 gram pot which isn't too bad considering its quite high-end. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask By Neutrogena
Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask
Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask is a great product for fighting acne. It has a formula which can be used in two ways, as a daily cleanser or as a mask.

This product is dermatologist-tested and the formula has the acne-fighting power of Benzoyl Peroxide, which helps to kill bacteria and treat breakouts. It has this cooling intensity which builds up as it goes into pores. You can use it as a daily cleanser to kill bacteria. Or use as an mask for deep cleansing and extra oil control. It leaves your skin feeling clean and smooth.

This product is around £4 to £5 which is a great price for a two in one product and how amazing it is too!

                                                                                                         Kiss My Face, Potent & Pure, Pore Shrink, Deep Cleansing Mask

So this is deep cleaning clay mask which helps to get rid of the oils and bacteria from the skin that we don't want. It has cloves, tea tree, lemon-grass and other natural, organic and aromatherapeutic botanical  extracts which clean and smooth your skin's appearance. So its very technical with its long fancy names ;)

This product is great for all skin types, it is pH balanced and says its 100% biodegradable! Its price is round £8 depends where you buy it from and its a pretty good price for what it says it has in it and what the effects are so its worth trying!


The Fab Pore By Soap And Glory

This one is probably my favourite out of them all and it smells sooo good! Soap and Glory say that it is infused with SUPERFRUIT™ YUZU and Soap & Glory’s super-active secret weapon the PORESHRINK-R™! Which is a deep cleansing facial treatment. You are ment to use is once-a-week for unclogging pores and spot prevention. So once a week isn't too hard to do, unless you are badly breaking out! It is guaranteed to give exhausted skin its fresh back too! 

This product is £10 which isn't too bad, but if you read the reviews on the website you will find out how good it is for your pores! :D

So I hope you liked this post, its a bit different and more factual than what I normally do! But if you want me to do more let me know because I have learnt a lot about skin and beauty and would love to share all with you guys! so have an awesome amazing day...



  1. This is such a nice and helpful post!! I just started using the Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask five days ago and I already love it!


  2. I'm definitely giving the Soap and Glory one a go next Pay Day!
    Great reviews!