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As the seasons change and my outfits get lighter, and brighter, I like to change my makeup too. I realize that one of the most important things for a good makeup application is a clear canvas which in this case is a sparkling face with pores that look tight and tiny.

I’ll share with you today three ways to minimize the appearance of pores. I’ll also show you my pastel color lilac eye make up look that’s perfect for spring & summer. 

3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING

1) Keep Your Pores Clean & Clear With A Cleanser Designed For This Purpose

Pores that are free of dirt, and trapped impurities appear to be smaller. Washing your face in the morning, and remembering to take off your make up at night goes a long way. Using a cleanser that has ingredients to draw out the dirt and oil that clog your pores help a lot.

I recently got to try Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. It is a fab product if your pores are concerning you. Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser deep cleans 2 times better than a basic cleanser. It’s also so fun to use as the cleanser pumps black, lathers white, and rinses clean.

3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING

2) Exfoliate Your Face After Your Cleanser 

After you cleaned your face with a pore clarifying cleanser, it’s time to exfoliate. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells, and smoothes the skin leaving your pores looking tinier. For me exfoliation is a relaxing ritual as I feel like it lets my skin breathe while making it bright, and shiny.

After trying the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, I followed up with Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimizer. (See how it looks on my face below & on my palm right out of the bottle above. )

3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING

This is a pretty cool product. Natural Charcoal is known for its ability to draw out impurities. The gently exfoliator works instantly ( which I was pretty impressed by when I tried it) and you can actually see & feel  your skin smooth out & look healthy. Even my husband commented that my face looked very bright & clear.

3) Use Sunscreen Daily 

My dermatologist told me years ago that when the skin is exposed to too much sun, the skin gets thinner and the collagen is damaged. This results in bigger pores. In the long term, besides its obvious health prevention benefits, sunscreen also helps keep your pores smaller. I made sure to follow with my favorite moisturizer, and applied a separate sunscreen on top of that.

3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING

After I prepared my canvas, I created a pastel, layered eye look with lilac & purple hues. For this look I applied a concealer on my eyelids. I followed with a highlighter under my eyebrows.

I applied lighter purple color all over the bottom half part of my eyelid. I used a slightly darker purple over my crease. I made sure to apply a lengthening mascara, and also lined my eyes with a brown pencil which I think pairs nicely with watercolors & pastels.

I swiped a bit of bronzing powder all over my face, and chose a pink lip color to go with the pastel eyes. Ta daaa, I got a quick and easy spring day look. <3

3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING
3 WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF PORES THIS SPRING

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Ladies what are your tips for minimizing the appearance of your pores? I would LOVE to hear it all!

If you also want to give Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Products a try, they are available at Walmart. You can also get more information here: Bioré Charcoal Products & Limited Edition Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strip.

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  • Linda Manns

    Your skin looks beautiful. I have never tried these products so I will have to do so. I love the outfit you are wearing. You look great.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Linda! It got chilly here in the NW again so got my sweater dress out 🙂 Happy Tuesday. XOXO, Elif

  • Sophia

    I love the pastel makeup look. The purple shades look beautiful on you. I am inspired to try the products. My skin is very oily. I need them!

    • Theboxqueen

      Definitely recommend the products. I am loving pastel shades for makeup, soft purples, pinks, and blues. Thanks dear! XOXO, Elif

  • I like charcoal cleansers, but I haven’t tried the one from Bioré. I might have to check it out!

    • Theboxqueen

      I was happy to try the charcoal and the results were impressive. Have a fab day dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Loving this beautiful look for spring! So fresh and pretty. This charcoal cleanser is one of my faves, too! [client]

  • rajee

    I never heard pastel makeup look please let me know which brand

  • Jerry Marquardt

    This is great information for my siter in-law. She was looking for something like this. I will pass the info on.

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I have never used charcoal products before. It looks interesting. I will try it soon.