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6 Ways Redheads Can Reduce Pores This Summer

Don't Let Large Pores Ruin Your Fun in the Sun!

Struggling with the appearance of large pores? It’s not actually possible to change the size of your pores, but they can often appear larger when sweating, producing extra facial oils and even when skin is dry. This is something most of us redheads deal with in the summer months, so here are some steps you can take to help reduce the appearance of large pores. 

1. Avoid too much sun exposure

Overexposure to the sun may lead to the appearance of larger pores. Keep your face protected by using SPF and reapplying every two hours, avoiding the direct sun in the middle of the day, and wearing a wide-brimmed hat. 

2. Try a clay mask

Tighten your pores and remove excess oils and dirt with a clay mask. Just be sure to not overuse it, because it can dry out your skin

Aztec Secret Clay Mask - $15

3. Avoid oil-based products

Keep your face from getting oily by avoiding the use of oil-based products. Opt for water-based ones instead. 

4. Cleanse daily

Keep skin clear and remove excess oils, makeup, and build-up by cleansing 1-2 times per day and always removing your makeup. 

READ: 10 Redhead Approved Cleansers We Can’t Stop Talking About

5. Exfoliate your redhead skin

Large pores can trap dirt and build up causing blemishes and blackheads. Avoid this by exfoliating regularly with a gentle facial exfoliant. Make sure to moisturize when you’re done!

Paula's Choice Liquid Exfoliant - $11

6. Use a hydrocolloid nose patch

One of the places that often shows pores the most is our noses. Clear out excess oils and clogged pores with a hydrocolloid nose patch. It’s sensitive skin-friendly and will help clear your skin safely. 

Mighty Patch Nose Patches - $18

Rock it like a Redhead!