Pore Minimizers For Dry Skin

Pore minimizers are made from compounds called astringents. They contract the skin and make pores smaller and skin smoother. They can give you a clearer complexion, too.

The truth about pore minimizers

There are many kinds of pore minimizers, but they all have one thing in common: their effect is temporary. So if you want your pores to be small all the time, you will need to use a pore minimizer every day.

You need the right one for your skin

That is why it is so important to use a pore minimizer that contains the right astringents for your skin. You will be using it every day to make your pores smaller. And, every day, your skin will be exposed to whatever chemicals it contains.

Some are too drying

Some astringents are very drying. Alcohol, for instance, is a strong astringent. It will tighten your skin and reduce your pores. But it will also strip oils from your skin, leaving it parched. That makes it age faster. Yet alcohol is commonly used in skin care products.

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And some synthetic astringents and fragrances are too harsh for routine use. They can leave the skin stretched, with less elasticity than before, even though they may have a temporary effect.

Fortunately, there are good options available…

Safe and Effective Pore Minimizers

Flower waters, or hydrosols, are all-natural products that have been used for centuries to beautify skin and make pores smaller. They have stood the test of time and have proven to be safe and effective. Some are stronger than others. These are the ones that are best for dry skin:

Rose Water

Rose water is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. It is a mild astringent with a heavenly scent that will reduce your pores and freshen your face. More...

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a strong pore minimizer. Even alcohol-free witch hazel can be drying. For everyday use, it is best blended with other hydrosols. More...

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Orange Blossom Water

Orange blossom water is a mild astringent, suitable for all skin types to reduce pore size and maintain healthy pH. More...

Green Tea

Green tea is packed with antioxidants, a treasure trove of beauty benefits, including its ability to reduce pores. More...

Apple Cider Vinegar

Cider vinegar minimizes and refines pores and reduces breakouts; suitable for all skin types. More...

Calendula Flowers

Calendula is an astringent with renowned soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits. More...


Cucumber soothes the skin and reduces swelling, while refining pores. More...


Mint is a pore minimizer with high salicylic acid content to remove dead cells and refresh skin. More...

Elder Flower

Elder blossom reduces the size of pores, prevents wrinkle formation, reduces breakouts. More...

Using your pore minimizer

Use a facial toner that has been formulated for dry skin. Just look at the ingredient list. Make sure it contains no alcohol, and that it is made from all-natural, pore minimizing hydrosols. Use it after cleansing, morning and night, to wash off any residue and re-set your skin’s pH. Your toner will be more effective if you keep it in the refrigerator, especially in warm weather.

What to expect

You may experience some tingling for a few seconds when you first put it on your face. Smaller pores should be visible in a few days, no longer than a week.

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