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    With summer time here, our skin can start to mimic the sun and be as shiny as ever! With this excessive oil production, our pores can start to look unpleasantly large. To help minimize the appearance of large pores coupled with excessive perspiration, we’ve got some skin care tips for you!

    As you may (or may not) know, enlarged pores and oily skin go hand in hand. Oily skin types generate excessive oil naturally. Oil production combined with other grim build up from makeup, beauty products, and bacteria, means clogged pores! When the pores become clogged, this can translate to various types of acne forming from pimples to blackheads and white heads.

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    Clogged pore (left), Unclogged pore (right)

    To minimize the appearance of large pores and avoid any breakouts, there are remedies that can be incorporated into your skincare routine. For one, make sure you are washing your face daily to remove dirt and debris! Washing every day and night will help prevent your pores from clogging. If you have oily skin, the Repêchage Hydra Refine Cleansing Mousse is great to help minimize oily shine and eliminate pore-clogging oil. The Repêchage Hydra Medic® Face Wash Foaming Gel Cleanser can also be used, and is great if you have existing acne. It will help to prevent breakouts with it’s antibacterial ingredients.

    One of the reasons pores clog is due to the build up of dead skin cells. To prevent this build up, you MUST exfoliate! The Repêchage One-Minute Exfoliating Mask is a great exfoliator to use and is made with natural rice bran wax spheres that will remove the dead skin cells. Plus, it has Laminaria Saccharina Seaweed that helps to control oil production, along with Lemongrass Oil to prevent against future breakouts. This mask is extremely gentle, yet powerful!

    For oily yet sensitive skin try the Repêchage Hydra Medic Sea Mud Perfecting Mask. This deep pore cleansing mask with Ichthammol, a mineral derived texture, absorbs excess sebum (oil) and impurities. Kaolin Clay in this mask helps to refine the skin and absorb oil as well. Use this mask at least twice a week to help virtually shrink those large pores and see perfectly clean and calm skin!

    Do you notice larger pores in the summer? Tell us in the comments below.

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