DOS AND DON’TS
While we don’t have much control over genetics, there’s a lot more that you can do, and a lot that you should avoid. As we mentioned earlier, make-up is definitely not the solution or a way of hiding skin pores. In fact, make-up can, at times, make the pores appear enlarged. So, do you need to break-up with your make-up if you have pores? Dr. Mittal notes, “First things first, always wash your face before applying make-up, else the dirt and grime mixed with make-up will clog your pores. Never use hot water, as it will enlarge your pores and allow dirt to enter. Avoid soaps, especially perfumed ones, as they strip the natural oil. Use some hydrating cleansing milk before applying make-up. If you just can’t do without soap, choose a moisturising one. Always use a soft towel for your face. Avoid the cardinal sin— sleeping with make-up on; it’s sure to give you clogged pores.” Don’t forget the golden routine of cleaningtoning-moisturising. Moisturising the skin with a product best-suited for your skin is especially a must. It nourishes the skin and creates a barrier between large pores and unwanted oils and dirt and grime. And, as we already know by now, our skin loses its elasticity as we age, and that worsens the issue of skin pores. So, using a good blend of anti-ageing products meant for your skin, will unclog, and tighten the skin.