WHAT CAUSES LARGE PORES?
Each of our pores contain a sebaceous oil gland, which produces the
skin's natural oil - sebum. If your sebaceous glands are having a
grand time and overproducing sebum, this causes large pores, which
can lead to oily skin. Although sebum acts as a natural moisturiser
for the skin, all this excess production can be a big nuisance.
On a nitty-gritty level, when dirt, makeup or oil build up on the
skin’s surface, these impurities can easily sink into our pores and
get lodged in there. This clog then effectively stretches the skin
around the pore, and so, pores appear larger. So if you have
naturally oilier skin, your excessive sebum is more likely to weigh
down pores causing you to notice them more.
Where you live or work can impact what you see in the mirror, too.
Drying air conditioning, extreme heat or even sun damage can be
culprits in making pores seem enlarged. When skin gets dehydrated,
the oil glands can kick things up a gear to compensate, which, not
unlike over-watering your plants, can be problematic.
THE BENEFITS OF OUR TEA TREE OIL & CHARCOAL RANGES FOR REDUCING THE
APPEARANCE OF PORES
Using our products with tea tree and charcoal in them means a double
whammy in the pore unclogging department. These two ingredients have
got more centuries of skincare creds than you can shake a stick at,
which is why we infused them into our Charcoal and Tea Tree ranges.
Our Tea Tree range, enriched with tea tree oil from Kenya, helps to
battle blemishes and soak up extra oil. Our tea tree oil is
ethically sourced via our Community Fair Trade programme, ensuring
that when we bring you our bestselling Tea Tree range, we’re also
supporting the community to make a sustainable living from their
Our Charcoal range helps to attract impurities and wick them out of
the pores. The bamboo charcoal we use in our products comes from the
glorious Himalayas. Bamboo charcoal is prized not just as a
hotly-tipped skincare ingredient, but as an environmentally friendly
resource, as it’s the fastest growing woody plant in the world.
BEST SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR REDUCING THE APPEARANCE OF PORES
Step 1: Cleansing is the crucial first step in any
skincare routine, washing away whatever has landed in your pores
throughout the day.
Step 2: Use an exfoliating mask 1-2 times a week
for a targeted treat to help minimise the appearance of pores.
Step 3: Follow up with a toner to help pores be as
clean as they can.
Step 4: Moisturise to help your skin maintain its
natural oils to reduce the chance of your sebum production revving
up to compensate for a lack of moisture.
WHAT IS OILY SKIN?
If you think your skin is emitting more radiance than you’d like in
the form of oiliness or shine, it could be that you have oily skin.
We've rounded up our tips and tricks, as well as products designed
with you in mind including oily skincare and foundation for oily