Beauty, Skin Tips

How to Get Rid of Those Damn Pores

With those hot summer days quickly approaching, I want to make sure my skin looks great sans makeup as much as possible. And all of that starts with… my skin!

The CINCteam and I can all agree that our biggest pet peeve about our skin is our pores and what lies within them. While large pores are unfortunately often the result of genetics, sometimes they can be caused by oil and dirt buildup that’s stuck in the skin. In the quest to minimize our pores (or at least the appearance of them)- genetic or not, I rounded up four of my favorite products to help you get rid of those damn pores!

1. Charcoal Creme Mask

It all starts with getting that dirt out of your pores and this charcoal face mask is incredible! I was introduced to it by one of the girls on the CINCteam who noticed a huge change in her skin texture after she started using it. It goes on super easily and is the perfect way to remove the dirt and toxins in your pores, clarify and hydrate your skin all at the same time!

2. Pore Focused Skin Masks

Oh sheet masks, how I love you. When I said that there’s a sheet mask for everything in this post here, I wasn’t kidding! These pore focused minimizing face masks and nose strips are total life savers and do more than your average sheet mask. The strips are great for both clearing out your pores and tightening them.

3. Face Polish

This face polish has very quickly made its way to my favorites. It’s gently exfoliating and leaves my skin feeling soft as a baby’s bottom! A little goes a long way, so just mix some powder with some warm water (I like to add a little bit of honey, too!) and apply it like a regular mask. I like to use it along my t-zone to really help shrink those pores!

4. Pores No More

Your pores won’t go away overnight, especially if they’re a genetic thing but using this primer make it look like I never had pores in the first place! It lights up my skin and smooths over my pores making my skin look #FLAWLESS. Remember, a little bit goes a long way!



Do you guys have any secrets to getting rid of or hiding your pores? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!



  • Oh these look so pretty!

  • Calleigh Lo says:

    Hi Chriselle, I love this post & definitely sheet masks!

    Just wondering, is this applicable for men as well? My husband has huge pores and acne scars & i’m looking to help him reduce them.


  • Kiri says:

    I love Dr Jart+ products.
    I swear by glycolic for helping pores and exfoliation.
    I can’t go a manual exfoliant since my skin is sensitive – and glycolic is natural too!
    Set to Glow

  • Taquiena says:

    Thank you so much for this post, Chriselle. I’m looking forward to trying the products you listed.

  • Adina says:

    Great article! I’m always looking for products that minimize my pores! kisses

  • Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing! Will have to try these out.

    XOXO, Ashley

  • August says:

    Facial polish helps my face so much <3
    ‘Share’ by August Harvest

  • Those masks seem to be the solution to my problem!!

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    you always review the best products!

  • Jess says:

    …Seriously? You can’t get rid of pores. You can minimize the appearance, but you cannot get rid of them. This is an incredibly misleading title. And pore strips aren’t great for your skin, either (allegedly, and anecdotes).

  • This time of the year is HORRIBLE for my pores. I need to try out the French Girl brand though. Thanks for the suggestions! x

  • rhe says:

    thank u so much for sharing!!! i typically have great skin but lately it has been acting up, starting with my pores :/

  • I always had big pores and when I started to clean better my skin and use special products like Sisley pore minimizer, I found my skin much better! Thanks for your selection!

  • Mine look way better ever since I started cleansing my skin properly, I guess getting rid of the dirt and debris in them makes a huge difference.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this helpful little guide, Chriselle! Pores are really the bane of almost all of our existences, especially in the summer! Really want to try the face polish! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Jennifer says:

    These look like great products! Will need to add a couple to my collection of facial products!

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    I’m personally using a charcoal mask and it’s pretty good, I prefer clay mask though. Great blog still <3

  • Vivian says:

    I’m obsessed with sheet masks! The Luminizer product sounds like magic~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Lovely!! the products you recommend are great
    The Pink Pineapple
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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    I am fortunate to not have large pores at all, but I love to try the charcoal mask, it really sounds very interesting. 🙂
    Very nice products mentioned.

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Claire Liu says:

    Charcoal mask is the best! It’s been my fave product for reducing the porn size!!

    xo, Claire | VONVOGUE.COM

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