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Ever wondered why K-pop stars are able to look flawless all the time? Come closer, we’ll let you in on the secret: Poreless = Flawless.

Enlarged pores give the appearance of poor complexion, not just because of rough texture, but also because the depressions cause shadows to be formed on the skin, making skin look less radiant. Makeup also tend to look less flattering when we are grappling with pore issues.

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Why do we get enlarged pores?

According to ETUDE HOUSE’s Trainer, Celine Cheang, enlarged pores are caused by over-excessive oil secretion through the sebaceous glands. Too much oil rushing out from the pores cause an over-stretching of skin over time, because the skin starts to lose elasticity.

Celine also says that the Singapore climate doesn’t help things. “Heat and humidity will aggravate the sebaceous glands and sweat glands, causing them to produce more sebum and sweat.”

What can we do to visibly reduce pores?

If you, like most people, don’t know where to begin, we have an effective solution for you: a comprehensive skincare regime targeted at pore management.

Here are more tips and recommendations from Celine for you to pore over:

1. Cleanse and exfoliate


This may be the most basic step, but it’s really the most important step too! Pores that are clogged may appear larger than they actually are. Ace your cleansing regime and exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and other gunk that clog your pores.

Typically, besides using a daily cleanser, we also use a weekly scrub for exfoliation. The problem is that it’s easy to forget our weekly exfoliation. Look for a cleanser that doubles up as an exfoliator for daily use so you don’t have to worry about missing your weekly routine anymore!


Try: ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Deep Foaming Cleanser (SGD18)
This cleanser does double duty. Besides cleansing, it also contains beads made of mint and eucalyptus particles to deeply cleanse your pores and slough off dead skin cells. It’s gentle enough to be used every day!

2. Introduce a superpower to your regime

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If enlarged pores are your biggest skincare concern, then show some commitment to diminishing them by using a product that’s formulated precisely for this function. We are talking about a pore reduction essence that is potent enough to show visible results. Look for something that is comfortable, instead of irritating, on the skin.

3. Don’t forget to moisturise

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Enlarged pores may usually plague those with oily skin, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t moisturise! In fact, improving your skin’s moisture level can help your skin look more radiant, and imperfections less visible.


4. Control sebum

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Keeping sebum at bay is an important step in ensuring your pore issue is managed.
“Regulate sebum production first, if you want to improve the skin condition,” advised Celine.

While removing oil from your skin with blotting papers throughout the day can help temporarily mattify your skin, it is troublesome and is not a sustainable solution. Opt for a product that really solves the excessive sebum production issue thoroughly.

5. It’s not complete without a clay mask

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Your regime is not complete without a clay mask, which is the only mask option available that can help absorb impurities and unclog pores. A weekly clay mask treat is a pore cleansing treat you have to indulge in, to keep enlarged pores from appearing.

The new ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore collection will be available from 3 July 2015, and consists of the Deep Foaming Cleanser (SGD18), Deep Tightening Essence (SGD32), Clearing Emulsion (SGD24), Balancing Cream (SGD31), Black Mask Sheet (SGD5), and Ultra Claypack (SGD25.90). The products are formulated with Mint Vinegar and Anti Pore-Dex Complex, which have been scientifically-proven to balance skin pH levels, control sebum, keep pores clean on the inside and tight on the outside. 

Win 1-Year Worth of ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Products!


ETUDE HOUSE is giving away 1-year supply of the ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore products to one lucky winner! The first 2,000 female participants will also receive a generous Wonder Pore WOW Kit. Head over to the giveaway page to join! Giveaway ends on 27 July 2015.

Learn from the experts!

Want to learn how to solve the concern of enlarged pores and how to use makeup to make them appear smaller? Find out from the experts at the free ETUDE HOUSE No Pores! Perfect Makeup Workshop. You’ll also get to purchase the new Wonder Pore products and ETUDE HOUSE makeup at a very special price. Participants will receive a complimentary gift bag too!

Date: 28 July 2015, Tuesday
Location: Wisma Atria ETUDE HOUSE Flagship Store
Time: 6 to 8pm
RSVP to [email protected]

This article is brought to you by ETUDE HOUSE.