While actually, really shrinking your pores is a myth (sorry!), you鈥檙e not destined to live with them just as they are. We聽uncovered a bunch of聽new beauty products聽(think cleansers, primers, and moisturizers) that give you a gorge complexion with minimized聽pores pronto. Read on, and try one or all.


1. Biore Back Off Big Pores Charcoal Pore Minimizer ($9):聽Charcoal is the go-to ingredient to shrink down pores聽because it binds聽with dirt and oil (think like a magnet) to clear them out. This gentle exfoliating wash goes deep down to keep pores clean and leaves skin tighter.


2. Caolion Pore Tightening Cooling Pack聽($20): If you鈥檙e seeing pores peeking out from under your foundation, try a reducing mask before you apply your base. This one has menthol and Alaskan glacier water that hydrate skin and tighten pores.


3. Missha Super Aqua Pore-Kling Moisturizer ($14): If your skin tends to be on the聽oilier side, try a mineral-based聽light lotion聽like this one. Extracts of apple, mint, and lime tighten pores, while calcium-enriched water adds just the right of moisture so skin looks fresh and smooth.


4. Skin Laundry Extra Deep Gel Face Wash ($20): A good wash a day keeps pore-clogging oil away. This gel cleanser has salicylic acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and minimize blackheads.


5. Bobbi Brown Remedies Skin Clarifier Pore & Oil Control ($45): Daily use of this oil (boosted by聽manuka, rose hip, and sea buckthorn) makes pores appear itty bitty.聽After four weeks,聽sebum levels balance out, skin is clear, and pores are barely noticeable.


6. Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Exfoliating Peel Gel ($34):聽Both volcanic sand and active charcoal extract dirt and impurities聽from your complexion. Pores are minimized, thanks to the artichoke leaf extracts which tighten and strengthen skin.


7. Milani Prime Light Face Primer ($10):聽A primer is a must to create a smooth canvas to work on, because nothing ruins a good strobing job like a smattering of holey-looking pores. This one temporarily airbrushes and聽blurs them, so your skin looks smooth, glowy, and gorge 鈥 perf for shining聽the spotlight on your features.

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