Have you ever heard the saying that one can’t be too skinny or too rich? In my opinion, pores can’t be too small. There’s no limit to perfection. I’m not a dermatologist, but to me the key to small pores consists of two stages:
Today, let’s talk about the first one.
I’m an avid fan of extractions. Of course, dermatologists warn of infections, scarring, couperose veins and so on, so I try to find less invasive alternatives (especially for my husband).
This Innisfree balm promises to melt away blackheads and dissolve impurities. It contains ingredients derived from the volcanic clusters of the Jeju island that absorb sebum (skin oil) and dirt. I was not disappointed!
How to use:
Apply before cleansing (yes yes, that’s what the manufacturer recommends) on a dry face with clean, dry hands.
Massage until your hands get tired :) I go for 5-10 minutes while listening to an audio book. The official instructions say 3-5 minutes.
Wash off with a foaming cleanser.
Enjoy your clean pores.
The balm works really well. It takes care of blackheads (clogged pores) and sebaceous filaments (the natural oils in our skin that can appear as small black/grey dots but that, if extracted, just come back the next day). The husband is a big fan (even though he forgets to use it) because the process, unlike extraction, isn’t painful.
The product is very economical - the smallest amount melts on the face and spreads easily, so the jar lasts for a long time. The price is affordable on eBay and Amazon. Give it a try and tell me how it worked for you in the comments.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm Ingredients: Mineral oil, PEG-20 glyceryl triisostearate, polyethylene, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tocopheryl acetate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, caprylyl glycol, glyceryl caprylate, volcanic ash, silica, fragrance, phenoxyethanol.