Pore help!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
The pores on my face are huge and would appear to be getting bigger by the minute:eek: I am irriated because I am really happy with my skin atm but no matter what I do I cant seem to make my pores look any better, MoM makes no differnce long or short term, neither does any make up, I would like to try a primer but my skin is oily so dont need another layer of grease iykwim, suggestions welcome :)
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  • Alton_TowersAlton_Towers Forumite
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    Benefit the Porefessional is brilliant but I have found a slightly cheaper alternative is Olay's 30 second Wrinkle filler cream which looks and feels just like the Benefit but can be got for half the price.

    This has made a massive difference to my complexion.
  • Benefit the Porefessional is brilliant but I have found a slightly cheaper alternative is Olay's 30 second Wrinkle filler cream which looks and feels just like the Benefit but can be got for half the price.

    This has made a massive difference to my complexion.

    Couldnt agree more the benefit one is fabulous :D
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  • Benefit the Porefessional is brilliant but I have found a slightly cheaper alternative is Olay's 30 second Wrinkle filler cream which looks and feels just like the Benefit but can be got for half the price.

    This has made a massive difference to my complexion.

    Thanks I have some of this, I used to really like it as a wrinkle filler until I had Botox, I'll dig it out, good idea :)
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  • The Benefit one gets really good reviews, I'm not keen on Benefit products with the exception of Hoola but may try and get a sample if the Olay doesnt work, I've just found a tube of Soap n Glory wonderfill wrinkle filler as well so may give that a go too, never thought about wrinkle fillers for pores, I remember I got a better result mixing 50/50 product with foundation rather than using as a primer, I shall have to get experimenting :)
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  • JoxJox Forumite
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    Could it be diet related?
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  • No, its hereditary from both sides, I have the consistency of olive skin but unfortunately not the colouring, both parents are the same, out of interest what type of diet could cause massive pores?
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  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
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    Hughjass wrote: »
    The pores on my face are huge and would appear to be getting bigger by the minute:eek: I am irriated because I am really happy with my skin atm but no matter what I do I cant seem to make my pores look any better, MoM makes no differnce long or short term, neither does any make up, I would like to try a primer but my skin is oily so dont need another layer of grease iykwim, suggestions welcome :)

    Pores are just 'holes' in your skin, they tend to appear large if they are full of junk or the surrounding skin is dehydrated and shrinking back. Oily skin can sometimes be a sign the skin is dehydrated or irritated and pumping out sebum to protect itself. Note that you cannot always see dehydration or irritation as redness or flaking, depends how severe it is.

    Agree with Jox review your diet: try anti inflammatory and hydrating. Healthy skin needs a whole raft of nutrients for the skin barrier to function effectively, essential fatty acids (esp. omega-3s), protein, vitamins and minerals so look to eat a balance from all the food groups including plenty of oily fish, low sugar fruits, non starchy vegetables, certain nuts and seeds. Limit or avoid sugar, white/ refined carbs, omega-6 fats, alcohol and caffeine.

    Topically try much gentler cleansing products and ingredients that respect the skin's barrier function, nothing alkaline like soaps, no sulphate surfactants (foaming ingredients), don't scrub or exfoliate daily. Don't believe labels that say the product is gentle, read the ingredients list and check the pH is slightly acidic (skin is ~5.5).

    The KinNiaNag serum recipe from SEA contains research proven ingredients, the owner of the company is actually a research scientist. Many on skin forums rave about it for balancing oil production, strengthening the skin barrier so helping hydration, reducing acne. It's not a heavy or oily recipe at all, in fact I thought it would be far too light for my skin (sensitive, easily dehydrated).
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    Can buy a kit with all the ingredients here
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    Most if not all primers are based on silicones (-cone, -conol, -xane) which are dry oils. All you are doing is masking the issue not addressing the fact that your skin is changing.
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  • the_devil_made_me_do_itthe_devil_made_me_do_it Forumite
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    Personally I have never found any product that effectively reduces pore size.

    Have tried the Benefit one & can't honestly say I saw any improvement. Also tried Boots No7.

    I've even gone as far as carrying out a salicylic acid peel. Yes it cleaned out the pores but didn't make much difference to pore size.

    Hope you find a product that does the trick.
  • I have a problem with this too, I've found that drinking LOTS of water and cleaning up my diet assisted a lot with getting them to shrink down. A very hot shower and using quality moisturisers and toners also has helped wonders to getting them to shrink. Hope this helps!
  • Personally I have never found any product that effectively reduces pore size.

    Have tried the Benefit one & can't honestly say I saw any improvement. Also tried Boots No7.

    I've even gone as far as carrying out a salicylic acid peel. Yes it cleaned out the pores but didn't make much difference to pore size.

    Hope you find a product that does the trick.

    Ok, so today I experimented a bit and nothing made any difference including the olay product, soap n glory product and a No 7 product I had, Maybelline dream matte mouse helped a lot initially but I looked too matte and after a few hours I was a patchy orange mess, I tried another idea I had last night I used spotlight by EL as a primer then mixed my MAC studio sculpt with more spotlight and used this as a kind of pigmented tinted moisturiser, bingo! my pores looked improved by about 60% and my make up glowed without looking greasy and lasted the day. Long term I am going to drink as much water as possible and try to improve my diet as suggested, in the short term this would seem to be as good as it gets - thanks to everyone for the advice:T
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