This Victorian redbrick in Ranelagh has been refreshed with pops of colour and bespoke storage
This Victorian redbrick in Ranelagh has been refreshed with pops of colour and bespoke storage

Megan Burns

11 cute and quirky wedding venues near Dublin
11 cute and quirky wedding venues near Dublin

Shayna Sappington

How TikTok is teaching us to hack the menstrual cycle
How TikTok is teaching us to hack the menstrual cycle

Sarah Gill

This modern farmhouse in Enniskerry is on the market for €945,000
This modern farmhouse in Enniskerry is on the market for €945,000

Sarah Finnan

An expert’s guide to treasure hunting for second hand home furniture
An expert’s guide to treasure hunting for second hand home furniture

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Photo Diary: The Irish design I sported at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Photo Diary: The Irish design I sported at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Oyindamola Animashaun

Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes
Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes

Megan Burns

From flowers to facemasks, how to pamper yourself this weekend
From flowers to facemasks, how to pamper yourself this weekend

Sarah Finnan

This innovative Monkstown red brick is on the market for €750,000
This innovative Monkstown red brick is on the market for €750,000

IMAGE

This Wicklow destination has everything you need for a spring break
This Wicklow destination has everything you need for a spring break

Shayna Sappington

Image / Beauty

How To: Reduce Enlarged Pores


By Melanie Morris
22nd Oct 2015
How To: Reduce Enlarged Pores

If you’re confronted with enlarged pores, what does that really mean?
Enlarged pores occur over time. Our bodies produce sebum to make skin waterproof and keep it from drying out. When oil and dirt collect in the skin, it swells and in due course, the entrance to the pore gets dark and open. Sadly, enlarged pores are synonymous with genetics and age; if you’re inflicted with the condition, it’s truly irritating. Sun damage, decreasing skin elasticity, poor diet, hormonal fluctuations, and thick/oily skin can also cause pore to dilate. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be lumbered with them; lifestyle changes can certainly help improve the situation.

What can you do??

Be sure to use a skin toner morning and evening as part of your regime.
Limit caffeine and sugary foods
Stay out of the sun and avoid vastly fluctuating temperatures where possible.
Use an oil-free foundation
For continual stubborn, enlarged pores, consider Micro-Botox from your dermatologist

The products to use

1. Vichy Normaderm Purifying Astringent Toner, €13.99. An essential step to tighten skin without stripping it of good moisture.

vichy

2. Nuxe Aroma-Perfection Unclogging Thermo-Active Mask, €18.25. Cleans skin, unblocks pores and reduces pore size.

nuxe-thermo-active-mask

3. No 7 Intense Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum, €33. Long-term benefits and instant blurring upon application.

10174932

The treatment that helps?
Profound Glycolic Peel

This works on event the most complex skin types to stimulate cell renewal without scary side effects and with results that are instantly visible. The treatment incorporates a double cleanse facial peel using Dr Daniello products that are tailored to your skin’s needs and tolerance. Then follows a steam and extractions, a glycolic mask, and a relaxing shoulder/scalp massage while the products work their wonders. Final touches include moisturiser and sun block to protect that new complexion. A series of six weekly sessions is recommended with further home care protocol; €100 for one 45-minute treatment or €500 for a course of six at Aqua, 6 The Hill, Stillorgan, Dublin 18, 01 278 1616; aquabeauty.ie.

For your make-up bag?

MAC Mineralize Timecheck, €41.50 Known as “colour-free foundation” to industry experts.

MAC-Mineralize-Timecheck-Lotion-Review

 

This article was originally published in the October issue of IMAGE Magazine.