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Pores no more

Pores in our skin are necessary, but are yours larger than necessary? Here’s how to minimize their appearance


By Jake Galvez

@jakegalvez on Instagram

Minimize your pores with the help of a facial mask

Minimize your pores with the help of a facial mask

Our skin is covered with tiny little hairs, each of which grows out of a pore. The face is not exempt from these tiny little holes. The problem is, some pores look bigger than others, resulting in an unsightly complexion. Keeping them clean is the key to having fresh, glowing skin.

This week’s question is from@khazkhaz via Instagram:“Hello Jake, I envy those people who seem to have no pores when they have their photo taken. Is this just Photoshopped or filtered, or is there a quick solution for shrinking my pores? “

Truth  be told, everyone has pores but not all pores are created equal. Pore size is determined by genetics, although pores can become enlarged and stretched out over time when they get clogged with dead skin cells and excessive sebum. I also need to point out that as our skin ages, pores becomes enlarged and stretched.

Having large, noticeable pores can be a nuisance but don’t fret—there are ways for you to minimize their appearance. The bad news is that there is no way for us to permanently shrink large skin pores. The good news is that there are ways that we can make them look smaller. The POREfessional series from Benefit is all you need to give your pores the utmost care and maintenance.


The POREfessional Pro Balm

Say goodbye to those obvious pores! This silky, lightweight face primer works under and over makeup to quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals. Your face will look smoother-than-smooth.


The POREfessional Matte Rescue

Take charge of unwanted shine! This lightweight, water-based gel absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish. It contains diamond powder that gives you a soft-focus pore-blurring effect, minimizing pores’ appearance. This will be your secret weapon against large pores.


The POREfessional Instant Wipeout Mask

Super clean pores for everyone! Yes, it’s possible with this mask, which is dual-sided and pore-clarifying, cleans and smooths out the look of pores. The specially textured fabric woven from cottony fibers exfoliates and removes pore impurities. Contains mushroom extract, which is known to clarify pores.

Available at Benefit, Greenbelt 5, Central Square, Megamall, Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center; and at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza. Order online at sephora.ph

For beauty or lifestyle questions, send them to @jakegalvez via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AskJakeG

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