- Color: Black or gray pores are a sign of blackheads. More neutral colors like brown, yellow, or off-white are probably enlarged sebaceous filaments.
- Texture: Run your fingertips lightly over your pores. Do they feel bumpy or smooth? Blackheads will stand out from your skin, while sebaceous filaments will not.
- Structure: When extracted, blackheads look like solid, congealed plugs. Sebaceous filaments are more likely to release a loose string of white or yellow paste.
1. Use an oil-based cleanser.
It sounds crazy, but oil cleansing can help dissolve extra skin oil in your pores.
Our Radiant Cleansing Nectar includes jojoba oil, which cleanses, hydrates, and balances your skin for a natural finish.
2. Follow with a toner.
Toners can help minimize pores, so you 100% want this in your routine.
As a bonus, our Luminous Complexion Toner also fights blemishes with the rich healing properties of comfrey and Kakadu plum.
3. Exfoliate to keep pores clear.
Exfoliation helps prevent pore blockages and keep oil levels moderate, so your sebaceous filaments don’t get swollen.
Little filaments are invisible filaments!
4. Don’t squeeze or extract your pores.
Besides causing scars and inflammation, squeezing can damage pores and leave them wider than when you started.
Sebaceous filaments refill quickly anyway, making extraction a vicious, endless cycle.
5. Finish with a clay mask.
Clay masks are perfect to detoxify and degrease the oily depths of your skin.
Don’t have time for a mask every day? Actually, you do!
Our Clear Skin Elixir is worn overnight as you sleep, infusing your complexion with nutrients while French pink clay draws out impurities.