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Honey, I Shrunk the Pores | facts & myths about your pore size

Honey, I Shrunk the Pores | facts & myths about your pore size

So you spent $100 on a product that says it will shrink your pores? Girl, I HOPE YOU KEPT THE RECEIPT! Here are a few reasons why pore myths aren't true, why they exist, and the FACTS about "shrinking" your pores. We're keeping it short but sweet, babes!

Myth #1: Nose strips can clean out your pores and make them smaller

This one is not COMPLETELY untrue. It's more so "cleverly deceptive". The truth is, those strips just take the top layer of dead skin cells off, remove some dirt, but do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to actually control oil production. Mind you, I myself am a lover of those strips, but I also follow it with a toner and natural serums and moisturizers afterward that help to control oil production after I've cleaned those bad boys out.

Solve it: you can keep using your nose strips {I know I will}, but also make sure you're using a toner AND an oil-controlling serum and/or moisturizer. May we suggest our Liquid Gold and/or Basic B****? Shameless Notox promo;)

Myth #2: Using toner makes your pores smaller

Now don't stop using toner...! What toner does is clean out your pores and keep them clean. Do you know what clean pores do? They LOOK smaller. You know how when you clean your room, the space almost looks different? It's the same with your pores. You can change their appearance by keeping them clean, and you can keep them clean by using toner morning and night.

Solve it: use toner without alcohol. WHY? Because alcohol will throw your skin into a dehydration-starvation circle. Stick to witch hazel based toners like our pH Queen. Plus, it has a super cool name.

Myth #3: Moisturizer will clog your pores

Ugh, I want to PUNCH whoever started this rumor. Straight in the face. This myth hits so close to home for me as an oily-faced gal who used to spend hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars on "oil-control"-slash-chemical-filled products to help unclog my pores. All that did was get my skin hooked on all these chemicals and actually didn't solve my oil production problem at all. Not until I discovered that oil isn't the enemy... starving your face is the enemy!

Solve it: instead of purchasing "oil-free" or "oil control" lotions by your favorite chemical-filled brands {sorry not sorry}, try something that is grape-seed oil based, sweet almond oil, and/or jojoba oil based. All of these oils help to moisturize your face and TEACH your face to product less oils because it's getting good, healthy oils and it's happy!

That's all for pores folks! If you have any questions, comments, emojis, etc... to share with me- please don't hesitate to leave a comment below or send us an e-mail at hello@notoxgirls.com

Lots of love, lemons, and lavender to you all!

<3 Agnes {& all our Notox babes}

1 comment

Feb 23, 2018 • Posted by Ann

Great information will explore those products on my return

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