5 Instant Steps To Invisible Pores

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Large pores are small in nature but large on the grand scale of face issues we have to deal with each day. Despite their actual diameter being closer to zero they are one of the most stubborn and hard to treat issues, as once your pores are visible they can become clogged, irritated and a daily minefield for having to get rid of blackheads. Add makeup into the mix and it can be an im-pore-fect minefield. (sorry, couldn't resist) and often make the matter worse.

However, before you despair, there are 5 genius things you can do to shrink those pores and get rid of blackheads once in an instant.

1. Use non-comedogenic makeup

London Based Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, is at the forefront of switching to non-comedogenic make-up as the key to avoiding clogged pores. Non-comedogenic products are specially formulated with ingredients that help you to avoid breakouts. Spots and comedones. Comedones are the bumps or pimples that form spots but clogging up a pore with dead skin and debris, which is the way every spot starts out. To keep pores as small as possible use a non- comedogenic Foundation every day. Bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20 feels like a serum but has the coverage of a foundation. A new favourite for summer!

2. Use a Pore Perfecting primer

This may seem obvious but primers have different jobs, just like foundations. Some are ideal for brightening, some are for extra grip and long lasting benefits and some are ideal for making pores They do this by filling the open pores and creating a perfectly flat canvas for your foundation to sit upon. Benefit’s The Porefessional feels silky and lightweight and can be even applied over makeup to cover on the go. Dab on and instantly watch your pores shrink before your eyes.

** 3. Buff and Press Your foundation **

Pores can become even more apparent when you apply your foundation. Generally this is because you are simply applying foundation over the top where is can catch in the pores and emphasize their size. To get rid of these large pores even disguise blackheads, use a buffing technique when applying your foundation. Buff the product in circular motions with a foundation brush. The Trish Mcevoy Foundation Perfect Brush may seem on the pricey side initially but the short bristles make light work of even the tiniest dab of foundation, making it an investment in the long run as it seamlessly buffs the foundation into your skin and covering even the smallest of imperfections. Pores are rendered invisible and makes light work of getting rid of visible blackheads.

4. Use Powder

Powder is often dismissed these days in favour of a primer. However if you suffer from large pores not only will powder help to keep your foundation in place but also control the excess sebum that comes hand in hand with large pores. The Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder is a must have for EVERY skin tone. A game changer within the makeup industry where this one products really does suit all. Buff on for a soft-focus, blemish free appearance.

5. Avoid anything light reflecting

Simmery and dewey products draw the light and therefore attention to themselves. So if you are trying to disguise a problematic area then stick to matte makeup especially foundations, blushers and bronzers. Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour In Peach contains natural botanicals to smooth your skin as your wear it.

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