We all have open pores, and it is normal to occasionally experience some pores that are larger than others. Sometimes certain types of acne can cause open pores. This issue usually sits across the T-Zone, nose and cheeks. It is more likely to affect people with a tendency to have oily skin.

Open pores are dilated openings of the oil glands and can worsen with age if not addressed properley. Here are 5 tips on how to manage open pores at home;

1. Exfoliation
Exfoliating helps to remove excess oil and other impurities on the surface of the skin. You can use a simple home solution of sugar, honey and lemon in order to eliminate dead skin cells on the skin and reduce the appearance of open pores.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is an excellent way to restore the pH balance of the skin, tighten skin and reduce the size of pores. ACV also helps to have an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effect on the skin.

3. Ice
Ice helps to immediately shrink the size of pores and also helps to reduce inflammation. Ice can also be used on blemishes before a big event to shrink the size of the bump. Ice promotes blood circulation so leads to a healthy glow.

4. Chemical peel
This in-spa treatment will improve the appearance of your pores over time. The new generation of peels work under the surface of the skin and give you an instant glow without making your skin look worse before it looks better.

Try this one if you are new to peels

5. Vitamin A or Retinol
The beneifts of using a night time retinol product include restored dermal thickness, reduced visible sun damage, promotion and formation of healthy blood vessels, protects skin from UV damage, restores the epidermal barrier, regulates oil levels – aids in the management of acne, reduces fine lines through collagen stimulation, reduces skin hyperpigmentation.

We love Accelerate A from Synergie for healthy pores.