pores and fine lines help(11 Posts)
Looking for product recommendations for two skin complaints - I tried searching previous threads but got lost....
I have quite visible pores on my nose and cheeks. Other thanthose I have got my skin to a place where I can wear minimum make up (but still put some concealer and powder over nose and cheeks) So i am looking for a product to help minimise them long term but also some kind of primer, serum or similar that I can wear alone so they are not as visible but I don't need to wear actual make up if that makes sense?
Also in a picture taken over the weekend I doscovered some upsetting fine lines at my inner eyes, outer nose and around my lips when I smiled! help! obviously I know that a cream isn't going to be a miraculous cure but just something that may "soften" them!
Much appreciated in advance
I sometimes use a product called Nanoblur on fine lines. I put all my make up on then dab a tiny amount over the lines. It creates an optical illusion with light so the lines look invisible. I'm not sure I've explained that too well but if your lines are fine I would recommend it.
There are some fantastic primers on the market. I don't tend to wear anything on top of them either (heavy make up appears to be the thing the kids are doing these days but I can't get behind it).
This Stila primer corrects uneven skin tones and leaves your face feeling very bright
Smashbox make a range of great primers and I'd recommend the pore minimising one based on what you said
Or this is a general all rounder which is just incredible but doesn't go very far
Benefit also do a great pore minimiser, but again, it doesn't go far
A mattifying primer tends to help when you are shiney, so not what you need, but it may help
Or there are cheaper options around, but I've honestly found that you get for what you pay for
For pore minimizing look at niacinamide as an ingredient. A starting point could be the Niacinamide + Zinc serum from The Ordinary. It's not expensive and has a high concentration of niacinamide.
Fine lines are obv a part of life ... but hydration is key of course. You could try focusing on hydrating products, which when coupled with for example hyaluronic acid locks the moisture in quite deep down. Obv nothing works if your body isn't hydrated from inside. A vitamin A/retinoid cream is another way to go to combat fine lines.
There is plenty of useful information on the dedicated skincare threads!
Thanks so so much for your replies and suggestions. I'll have a good look at them at lunchtime.
I try to make sure I drink plenty of water, green tea and even twinings "glow" tea to keep hydrated. Also trying to eat more "skin friendly" foods
I am new to MN and didn't even realise there was a dedicated skincare section..... I'll scout it out. thanks
Nono, it's right here in style and beauty, nowhere else. This is the latest thread, with links to all the previous ones. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/3317612--Fantastic-Skincare-Heatwave-schmeatwave-weve-got-our-trusty-SPF50-and-are-donning-wide-brimmed-hats?pg=1
I've had the best results with the Smashbox and Benefit (Porefessional) primers as previously mentioned.
Recently, I've started a new skincare routine and used Sephora's Instant Refreshing Toner (ginseng extract), after a glowing recommendation from a friend. I see my own face everyday, so it's difficult to tell, but I really think that my pores are smaller and a lot less defined!
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