Cream That Reduces Enlarged Pores & Acne Scars

Lavender can help reduce pore size and even out skin tone to hide scarring.

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Enlarged pores and acne scars can make you feel self-conscious, and covering them up with makeup can be a pain in the butt – and applying makeup excessively to cover up imperfections won’t help your skin better. It’s a vicious cycle. But there are some creams that contain certain ingredients that can help reduce pore size and make acne scars appear less visible while working to fade them.

Rosemary

Creams that contain a high concentration of rosemary or rosemary extract can reduce the size of enlarged pores by calming and toning the skin. Rosemary also has regenerative properties, which helps slough off dead skin cells and replace them with healthy ones. Acne scars benefit from the soothing properties of rosemary as well, which can make acne scars appear less red and noticeable. Rosemary isn’t just relaxing for your skin either – the scent might just help you relieve some of the stress from a busy day, which is definitely a good thing.

Helichrysum Italicum

Okay, so the Latin name might be hard to say, but it’s not hard to use, and it works to get rid of enlarged pores and reduce the visibility of scarring from acne. Helichrysum italicum, also known as everlasting is an essential oil that has strong anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the skin and reduce redness while evening out your skin tone. Helichrysum italicum is especially good for dry skin. To use it, mix it with a carrier oil like jojoba or hazelnut oil at a ratio of 10 parts carrier oil to 1 part helichrysum essential oil.

Lavender Extract or Essential Oil

Lavender is a pretty common ingredient in skin care products because it’s soothing and most people like its gentle fragrance. But if you’ve got enlarged pores and acne scars, you need something stronger than what most companies use in over-the-counter products. Look for lavender extract or essential oil. Lavender extract or essential oil is one of nature’s best toners and it will help to make your skin tone even and bright without irritation. If you choose to use lavender essential oil, mix it with jojoba oil at a ratio of 10 parts jojoba oil to 1 part lavender essential oil.

Considerations

Not all skin is the same and what works for one person may not work for you. You may need to try different products or essential oil mixture that you make yourself before you find the right thing. If you use a product for a few weeks and don’t see any improvement, it may be time to move on to something new. But don’t worry – you’ll find something that works for you.

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Pure Skin: Organic Beauty Basics; Barbara Close Dermaxine: Lavender

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