What was the one thing you first noticed that told you your skin was ageing? For some it’s fine lines, for others it’s the formation of jowls. However, for many, it’s the appearance of visible pores which open up as the skin matures.
But why does this happen? And is there any way of getting shrinking them back down to invisible size? Elle Magazine has the answers…
There’s a reason why you might be noticing your pores more now than you did a few years ago: The most pernicious cause of enlarged pores is age. As collagen and elastin fibres begin to break down and gravity takes its inevitable toll, pores become distended and more oval—a process that can begin as early as our twenties. When we’re young, the collagen and elastin and hyaluronic-acid proteins in the skin fluff up and plump the dermis, which squeezes the pore opening tightly, making it tiny. As we age—and sun damage, smoking, fatigue, and stress accelerate skin aging—we lose those structures, and the pores stretch open. In other words: The firmer the skin, the less visible the pores.
So is there anything we can do? The usual tricks still apply when it comes to pores: more exercise, less sunshine, cut out the smoking and late nights. But one of our little magical potions promises to remove enlarged pores away for good. Thalgo Purete Marine Perfect Matte Fluid — Soin Perfection Matite is suitable for both men and women with shine and visible pores. This fluid offers dual anti-shine correction by regulating the production of excess sebum, while Acti-Sébum neutralises its shine effect.
Perfects the skin’s texture and minimises the appearance of pores.
Fresh and matte, the skin is left looking flawless.
This product is suitable for combination to oily skin and should be applied in the morning and/or evening over the entire face after cleansing.