Do you know the T zone? Yes, this area that everyone hates because it is more oily than the rest of the face. The pores often appear more dilated, which promotes the appearance of blackheads and small pimples.
The pores are however essential to our skin, they allow it to breathe by evacuating sebum and dead cells. The cause of large pores is often an excessive production of sebum. Associated with dead skin and various impurities that accumulate (makeup, dust, etc.), pores become clogged. The sebum cannot be drained naturally and the blackhead is at the tip of his nose. If no care is taken, the pores tend to enlarge, they become more noticeable, blackheads too.
In addition to being unsightly, once dilated, the pores promote the appearance of imperfections due to the accumulation of impurities. This is the vicious cycle. Combination to oily skin is all the more sensitive to this problem and requires more regular care.
Don't panic, with a good skincare routine and by adopting the right actions on a daily basis, it is possible to reduce the appearance of pores and at the same time regain clearer skin. A healthy lifestyle will also be essential because stress, fatigue, excess alcohol, tobacco or an unbalanced diet can affect the appearance of the pores and are the primary culprits of thick and blocked skin.
Our 5 natural tips to tighten pores and get clearer skin
To regain healthy skin, it is necessary to adopt the right beauty procedures. We no longer skip makeup removal before going to bed because it all starts with cleansing the skin. Letting your skin breathe is crucial and even more so during the night because it is during your sleep that cell regeneration is most active. Now is the time to not stop this natural process from happening as it should!
Once you have adopted this key reflex, we recommend that you incorporate these few steps into your skincare routine:
1. Exfoliate your skin regularly with an organic face scrub
Gentle exfoliation will allow you to go beyond a simple routine cleansing. This treatment stimulates microcirculation mechanisms and removes dead cells that clog pores. These impurities that clog your pores can also speed up the formation of wrinkles, cause dark spots and a dull complexion.
Exfoliate at least once every two weeks if you have sensitive skin, otherwise for normal to oily skin, you can incorporate this treatment once or twice a week into your routine. A gentle and regular exfoliation will refine your skin texture, make it softer, while increasing the effectiveness of your care, which can penetrate deeper into the epidermis.
The double enzymatic (AHA, lactic acid) and mechanical (jojoba beads) exfoliating action of the BIO Exfoliating Peeling Mask is ideal for gently removing impurities. It is suitable for all skin types and is suitable even for sensitive skin.
Its three application possibilities allow you to adapt its use to your needs:
- As an express exfoliation: apply with light circular massages without dwell time
- As a mask: leave on for 10 min then rinse without massaging
- As a peeling mask: leave on for 10 min then rinse with light circular massages
In addition to helping your pores resume their evacuation work, our BIO Exfoliating Peeling Mask guarantees you an instant radiance boost.
Our bonus tip: The steam bath
To tighten your pores, nothing better than a steam bath!
The steam helps to dilate the pores of the face, eliminate toxins and facilitate the extraction of impurities. Before your scrub, once a week, heat some water in a saucepan. Once the water begins to boil, pour it into a bowl or salad bowl and place your face over the bath, covering it with a towel. You can add 5 drops of essential oils depending on your skin type. For example, oily or acne-prone skin will appreciate the cleansing action of tea tree or tea tree. Let the steam act for ten minutes then gently dry your face. That's it ! Your skin is more receptive to receiving care. Then proceed to your scrub.
2. Opt for organic masks with purifying and soft clays (yellow clay or kaolin)
Clay masks are considered one of the best treatments for tightening pores. The natural composition of the clay allows to absorb the excess of fatty substance and sebum present on the level of our face, in particular on this famous zone T. Prefer non-irritating clays, which will not dry out the epidermis like the skin. 'yellow clay, kaolin or pink clay. They will deeply purify the pores while respecting the delicate balance of the epidermis.
Applying a clay mask once a week at most is therefore ideal on skin cluttered with impurities that just needs to be unclogged.
Ten minutes of application are enough for an even complexion and clear skin with our Organic Purifying Creamy Mask.
This gourmet treatment, precisely dosed with Musactif of Yellow Banana, Yellow Clay and Kaolin, will gently absorb impurities and restore your skin to its radiance, while soothing and moisturizing it. Its creamy texture will seduce you with its clean composition: 100% of the total ingredients of this mask are of natural origin.
Our bonus tip: resist the urge to break out or pierce your blackheads and pimples yourself!
Failure to take proper hygienic precautions and pushing too hard can make it worse, causing even more infection and inflammation. This is because you risk contaminating your skin with the bacteria found on your hands and under your fingernails. The pores can be damaged and turn into nasty scars.
3. Tighten your pores with an organic toning lotion
This is the step that will make all the difference because it completes the make-up removal and cleansing of the skin by eliminating the last impurities. It rebalances the pH of the skin and has an astringent action.
On a daily basis, it is applied to the face and neck, preferably in the evening, after having completely cleansed and purified the skin.
With its double clarifying and toning action, our BIO Clarifying Lotion with Green Banana extracts will unify and bring radiance to your skin thanks to an arginine and lactic acid complex. It gently removes the last impurities for clean, fresh skin.
Our bonus tip: ice cream to tighten pores
Take a piece of ice cube or an ice cube wrapped in a cloth that you will pass over your face and pores for 10 to 15 seconds. This tip will help you tighten your skin and temporarily minimize the size of your large pores.
4. Avoid dehydration which accentuates large pores
Purified and cleansed skin just needs to be hydrated!
Inadequate care that dry out the skin can also contribute to the dilation of your pores because feeling attacked, the skin then produces even more sebum to form a protective barrier. Thus, avoid at all costs cosmetic products containing allergens, irritants or too detergents. In addition, do not ignore the hydration step that will perfect all your efforts.
5. Adopt a healthy lifestyle
To regain healthy skin, it is also necessary to have a healthier pace of life.
It all starts on the plate because a diet high in refined sugars and processed foods can promote skin problems, pimples, blackheads and other blemishes.
We therefore advise you to adopt a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day to purify and hydrate your body. Rest assured, there are no better blemish remedies!