6 Pore Minimizers
For Stubborn Blackheads
Take a 15-minute break to apply the Fab Pore Facial Peel by Soap & Glory to diminish any spots. The intense formula of salicylic acid and vitamin C can be used all over or just on the T-zone for spot-on treatment.
To buy: $25, sephora.com.
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For Instant Results
Peel away gunk from problem areas, like the chin and nose, with the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strip Combo Pack.
To buy: $8, drugstore.com.
For Everyday Cleansing
To control oil production on a daily basis, use the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash morning and night. Three natural active ingredients—Community Trade tea tree oil, lemon tea tree extract, and tamanu oil—will keep skin balanced to prevent breakouts and midday shine.
To buy: $9, thebodyshop-usa.com.
For Oily Skin
After cleansing, use a cotton pad to wipe excessive oil (and anything your face wash may have missed) with Origins Zero Oil toner. The refreshing mint extract will leave your skin glowing but not greasy.
To buy: $20, origins.com.
For a Quick Clean
Clearasil StayClear Daily Pore Cleansing Pads keep pores clear with salicylic acid, but won’t dry them out thanks to the formula’s aloe and comfrey root. Use once or twice a day.
To buy: $4, amazon.com.
For Acne-Prone Skin
Apply this sensitive-skin gel in the morning before putting on moisturizer or at night before bed to avoid breakouts. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s All-Over Blemish Solution has farnesol to kill the bacteria that causes blemishes and chamomile for its anti-inflammatory properties.
To buy: $42, sephora.com.
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