10 Beauty Finds for Making Your Pores Invisible
Because poreless skin is life
(SPOT.ph) In this day and age of HD cameras, it’s not enough that your makeup is on fleek. The unforgiving lenses can magnify the tiniest details of your less-than-perfect skin, your enlarged pores included.
The good news? Flawless skin can be yours IRL—no need for filters—with the help of beauty products designed to do either one or all of these: a) decongest your pores (because really, the buildup of dirt and oil is the culprit!), b) tighten and firm up skin, or c) give the appearance of a smoother complexion. We round up 10 of our fave pore minimizers, ranging from cleansers and primers to CC creams and powders.
Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub (P650) from Burt’s Bees
Newsflash: Scrubs that are too grainy or too beady can do more harm than good for your skin. Why? The microbeads can further clog your skin’s pores instead of clean. Your best bet is an all-natural exfoliator like this one, which has willow bark extract and finely ground peach stone for a deep but gentle cleanse.
Wonder Pore Freshener (P898) from Etude House
Pore-blematic folks will surely benefit from being BFFs with a toner (or a “freshener,” in Korean beauty lingo), which works to further strip skin of remaining makeup and dirt while controlling sebum production. Try this soothing astringent, which has an Anti Pore-Dex Complex to clean and tighten without drying you out.
Pore Medic Poreminish Serum (P2,504) from Dr. Jart
This hypoallergenic serum is specifically designed to address and minimize the look of pores by boosting skin elasticity, controlling oil, and preventing the buildup of those pesky (but unavoidable) impurities. Extra perks: It also has hydrating botanicals to help give skin a softer, more refined appearance.
POREfessional Face Primer (P1,700) from Benefit Cosmetics
Want a super-fast fix? This lightweight, translucent balm instantly covers up the appearance of visible pores and fine lines, giving a super smooth, silky finish that seems too good to be true. (But it is!) Wear it alone for a flawless “bare” face, or apply under or over makeup.
Tea Tree Pore Minimizer (P895) from The Body Shop
Freshen up fast with this mattifying primer that’s infused with Community Trade organic tea tree oil to control sebum, keep zits at bay, and make your pores look smaller upon application.
Black Out Pore Minimizing Mask (P580) from Secret Key
Treat your congested skin to a detoxifying mask: This magic mud is a triple threat with its mix of exfoliating and dirt-absorbing ingredients—volcanic ash, clay, and charcoal powder. When you peel it off, it literally feels as if your skin can finally breathe again!
Egg Pore Nose Pack (P198/seven sheets) from Tony Moly
Here’s a must-buy if your pores are particularly unsightly around the nose area: Aside from freeing you from blackheads (this has dirt-absorbing charcoal to do the job), this nose pack offers a skin-tightening bonus, thanks to its egg white component. P.S. You can also use it on your chin and forehead.
Pore Minimizing CC Cream (P499) from Olay
Moisturize, correct, and protect with this do-it-all base that lets you achieve a flawless face with its lightweight, pore-minimizing formula. Results aren’t just instantaneous; overall skin is visibly improved with regular use.
Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator (P2,650) from Clinique
Mattify shine-prone skin in a jiffy with this oil-free hydrator that curbs excess oil and shine for hours, and has light-scattering optics to refine the look of visible pores. (Hello, flawless!)
Studio Magic BB Pore Powder (P1,173) from Mirenesse
For that final touch, set your makeup using this weightless translucent powder that has Light Set Technology, which diffuses light and lets you enjoy a poreless and lineless complexion from any angle. HD cameras, bring it on!