Once January rolls around, the word detox starts to enter many people's vocabulary. While there are plenty of ways to detox your diet, have you ever considered your pores? Your skin, after all, is a breathing organ that can absorb toxins through its many pores. Refresh your complexion (and body!) with these five easy ways to detox your skin.
Looking to shrink your pores down to a less, ahem, visible size? Don't bother reaching for a product claiming to close them. "Pores don't actually open and close," says celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. "What people are really complaining about is the fact that their pores are dirty, and it calls attention to them." So those large-looking openings that line around your nose and dot your forehead? Just in need of some serious deep cleaning. Joanna shares her insight and tips for keeping things looking tight when you keep reading.
We're excited to continue our partnership with YouTube star and beauty guru Michelle Phan! Every other week, we'll be bringing you the best from her website, MichellePhan.com. This week, Michelle shows you how to tighten up those pores:
Do you struggle with large pores? There are a couple simple treatments to reduce the appearance of your pores that you can make easily at home.
I've found success with both of these methods, and hope they will help you too! Here they are:
If you've been reading pretty regularly these past few weeks, you'll know that September was a tough one for Bella. Now that October has arrived, to help make it all better, it's time to patch things up. October may be all about pumpkin patches, and of course there are birth control patches, the smoking cessation patch, and even that trendy pirate eyepatch look I was raving about at the beginning of April. But since I've got beauty on the brain, this post is dedicated to all things cosmetic, in patch form, of course. Here are some great facial strips and skincare patches to help clarify, smooth, hydrate, and just plain perk up anyone's day:
After I posted last week's Beauty Mark It Challenge for a pore-minimizing product, I got a few friendly reminders that there is no way to actually shrink pores, only to minimize their appearance. But hey, we take what we can get, right? Reader insidesusan thinks that the Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizer is the best, saying that it leaves her skin supremely smooth.
Thanks so much to all of you that helped hunt down a pore-minimizing product for TeamSugar member areidz. Enjoy checking out all your finds below.
I was reading some posts in Beauty Product Junkies, and it looks like user areidz needs help finding a pore-refining product that works, so I thought it would be fun for all of us to help her out. I've heard good things about Dr. Brant's Pores No More, but let me know your favorite pore-shrinking product, whether it be a serum, primer, moisturizer, or scrub — as long as it does the trick!
Share your choices by bookmarking items from around the web and tag them with the phrase pore minimizer. I'll feature your favorites here next Tuesday.
Good riddance, nasty blackheads!. The idea behind the new and improved Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher is to achieve the brightest and most luminous finish to your skin as possible. Whether you realize it or not, your skin endures lots of daily wear and tear and becomes flaky, blotchy and dull-looking.
While some lucky women are able to get monthly laser spa resurfacing treatments, others don't have the time or the money. This product helps refinish the surface of your skin so that your pores are less visible (translation: sayonara, blackheads)!
The active ingredient is glucosamine, which exfoliates by weakening your skin's bonds. While most skin-resurfacing ingredients are acidic, this one is not! Also, it acts three times faster than Estee Lauder's prior Idealist product.
It is oil-free, yet supposedly it leaves a velvety finish on the skin. Within four weeks, it claims to shrink your pores by two-thirds! You can buy it starting on July 1st for $46.50 (1 oz) or for $70 (1.7 oz).