I was loyal to my skincare routine for over 6 months. My occasional breakouts had become less frequent and my fine lines were staying at away, but there was still an issue that hadn’t been sorted out—my pesky pores!
The fact of the matter is that I’ve never had small pores (Thanks papi for those lovely genes!) and I’ve always struggled to purge them. I’ve used tons of products, and while some have helped, none have been able to help me regularly manage the size of my pores. My pores need a little extra TLC, which is why I took the Neutrogena #NoMasPoros challenge.
Seven days ago I decided to say hasta luego to my mini face craters, with the help of the Neutrogena Pore Refining Collection. This line was crafted to visibly tighten pores to create smoother skin with a more even-toned complexion.
For best results, I followed the suggested beauty routine in the morning and at night. Here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Washed with the Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser in gentle circular motions. This cleanser includes microbeads, which gently whisk-away dead surface skin to reveal smooth and even-toned skin. It also includes alpha and beta hydroxyl formula, which penetrates deep into pores to make them less visible.
Step 2: Washed with the Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser. Before I even give you the 411 on this product, I have to tell that it’s mi favorito! For starters, it’s a very silky liquid formula that smells ah—mazzing when it foams! It also helps to start shrinking the look of pores on contact by up to half their size. Instant gratification in a bottle!
Step 3: Sweeped a cotton ball soaked in the Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner over my face. This is an oil-free toner that sweeps away dead surface skin, without drying out the skin. My skin is a little sensitive to toners, so I only used the toner in the morning, but it’s recommended to use it daily. After each application, I allowed my face to fully dry before moving onto the next step.
Step 4: Applied the Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer. Again, another product que me encanta! This is a daily moisturizer, which contains Beta Hydroxy Acid and Retinol. Over time this product will reduce the pores for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. This moisturizer is the key to a flawless face.
So here is the moment of truth. After taking the challenge for 7 days, my pores have definitely decided to take a hike. By simply using the products in the morning and at night, my skin has starter to look brighter and more even. Look at the difference in just one week!
Por fin, #NoMasPoros!
How do you minimize your pores?