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How To Minimise Pores For A Flawless Makeup Finish

How To Minimise Pores For A Flawless Makeup Finish

We all want a flawless makeup finish. But the big question is, how do we work with our natural features to deliver us this holy grail of smooth, luminous, hydrated skin? 

One of the most common issues in achieving smooth skin is an uneven natural texture – especially enlarged pores. There are many reasons why your pores may look a certain size, and genetics, skin type, sun exposure and age all factor into the equation.
 
Lots of people agree that the size of their pores are an issue in their makeup application. While you can’t shrink them, there are ways to help them seem smaller as you set off to a flawless makeup finish. 


Try A Sugar Scrub
There are so many benefits to using sugar scrubs. Find one like all-natural L’Oréal Paris Smooth Sugars and it’ll help to reduce lines and wrinkles, correct uneven colour and slough off dead skin cells to minimise the appearance of pores.

Sometimes ,one of the easiest ways to achieve the illusion of smaller pores is to simply clean them. If any excess natural oil, called sebum, gets trapped, it can result in an inflammatory reaction that will cause your pores to expand.

Sugar scrubs are exactly the type of product that will help solve this if it happens, but be careful not to over-exfoliate. Adding a sugar scrub into your routine 2-3 times a week is a good benchmark for usage. Any more and you may cause additional inflammation.
 
To use, simply scoop some onto two fingers and warm it in the palm of your hands. Then, give yourself a little face massage while working the scrub gently over your skin for a few minutes. Rinse again with hot water and pat dry.

If you feel like you need a more heavy-duty clean up, charcoal masks work wonders to draw out any extra temperamental clogged up areas.

Be Sun Safe
Over time, the sun’s rays have the effect of thinning the skin and decreasing collagen production which in turn reduces your skin’s elasticity. Without elasticity, your pores will inevitably look larger as there won’t be much of a ‘bounce back’ effect that comes with youthful, healthy skin.

The best way to prevent this is simple. Stay in the shadows, wear a hat, or put on your favourite sunscreen generously. Bonus if it doubles as a thirst-quenching dose of moisture like L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream.  

Minimise With A Primer
If you’ve never tried a primer as a source of ultra-smooth, pore-minimised makeup application, you’re in for a treat. Primers like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pore Refining Primer are one of our absolute favourite ways to achieve the airbrushed makeup style you’re looking for. They not only prepare your face for makeup application, but they offer a healthy dose of hydration for up to 24-hours.
 
Using a primer is simple. Apply a few dots to the tips of your fingers and work from your nose outward in slow, sweeping circles until you reach your hair and jawlines. Once applied, the primer will dry into an ultra-lightweight foundation that will allow makeup to glide on smoothly before mattifying to reduce shine and setting for all day wear.
 
Plus, with primers like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Primers, customisation has never been simpler. Each product is gently formulated, portably sized and ready to help you with everything from anti-redness (with neutralising micro-pigments) to anti-fatigue (with apricot pigments to help impart radiance and fight fatigue) to luminising technology (with ultra-fine pearl pigments for a megawatt, glowing look). With the ability to spot target like this, enlarged pores will be the last thing from your mind – and beautifully smooth skin will be the first.

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