I have the largest pores on my t-zone and I’ve been self-conscious about it for years. Now that I’m finally starting to invest in some quality (effective, not  necessarily expensive) products, I’m getting serious about tackling this problem. Here are a few pore-minimizing products to try if you’re looking to shrink the appearance of your pores. 

This GLAMGLOW Super Mud Clearing Treatment formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps and in-grown hair. Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking. It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner is a deep cleansing essential that contains alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, silicone dioxide, and eijitsu rose for maximum pore clarifying performance. Simply apply this product to any trouble areas for 5-10 minutes. When the product dries, it will turn a light blue and can then be washed off with lukewarm water. It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates.

This mineral-rich Boscia Luminizing Black Mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink pores, firm skin and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results. It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates.

Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety formula simmers down to a soft-matte finish — without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result is flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation will go on smoothly, evenly and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too! The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control. It’s also paraben-free!

Use Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask once a week or as often as needed, open pores with warm, moist towel and layer mask on. Allow to dry, rinse well. Watch your skin shake off the shroud of dullness and take on a new clarity. This mask is also parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan! Score!

Have you tried any of these products?

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