Shrink Pores Permanently

How to shrink your pores permanently!


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Everyone has pores. So what’s the difference between those whose pores you can see and those you whose pores you can’t see? The size. Sometimes it’s hereditary and sometimes it’s how we treat our skin. Want to learn how you can shrink your pores? Keep reading!

Clay has been used throughout history to heal different skin issues. According to an article in the US National Institutes of Medicine, using healing clay can be traced back to Aristotle. I’ll link the article at the end so you can read up on some more of the research going on with different clays, including healing clays and how they can be advantageous to healing your skin. Reading (slowly I might add) all of the scientific big words, had me even more intrigued and excited to do something that humans have been doing for hundreds of years. Healing my skin using bentonite clay.

I was able to achieve this by putting my skin through Veronica Gorgeois’s Bootcamp. While searching through Youtube a few years ago, I found her video on reducing blackheads and large pores permanently. After watching the video, I was so excited to try it out. She even breaks it down by skin type and she’s also an esthetician. She suggested doing a bootcamp using bentonite clay to help shrink your pores permanently.

I jumped on that because mama wanted smaller pores! Doing the bootcamp definitely visibly improved the look and feel of my skin. Her bootcamp for your skin suggests using Aztec Healing Clay or Bentonite clay and your toner or water. A container from my local health food store cost about $7. I use apple cider vinegar because I have oily skin and it suggests using it on the Aztec Healing Clay directions. I can say with complete honesty and confidence that using this mask has made one of the biggest differences in my skin care game.

*****Veronica says to do her Skincare Bootcamp as tolerated. That means to back off the frequency of use if you notice your skin becoming too dry, irritated, or it hurts or burns.*****

How to make it:

Oily Skin

1. Start with clean, slightly damp or dry skin. I tend to do this just after a shower and having just washed my face.

2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Aztec Healing Clay and 1/2 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar into a plastic or glass mixing bowl. You can also use your own toner if you’d prefer.

3. Mix both together until the consistency is smooth. Think yogurt consistency. If it’s too thick add just a bit more ACV or toner.

4. Use a foundation brush to spread on your face in a thin layer. I’ve used my fingers but a brush is so much easier.

5. Let it almost dry and then wash off with warm water and/or a washcloth. Between 5 to 10 minutes. It’s pretty uncomfortable if you let it dry completely.

5. Tone a moisturize as usual.

Sensitive Skin

1. Start with clean, slightly damp or dry skin. I tend to do this just after a shower and having just washed my face. 

2. Add 1 teaspoon of Aztec Healing Clay and 1 teaspoon of water or your toner into a plastic or glass mixing bowl. You can also use rose water as well.

3. Mix both together until the consistency is smooth. Think a yogurt consistency. If it’s too thick add just a bit more liquid.

4.  Use a foundation brush to spread on your face in a thin layer. If you’re super sensitive, only place it on the areas where your pores are most visible.

5. Let it almost dry (5-10 minutes) and then wash off with warm water and/or a washcloth. Don’t leave it on too long, it may irritate your sensitive skin.

6. Tone and moisturize as usual.

Combination Skin

1. Begin with clean, slightly damp or dry skin. I tend to use the mask just after getting out of the shower and having just washed my face.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of Aztec Healing Clay and 1 teaspoon of your choice of liquid (Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Rose Water) into a plastic or glass bowl.

3. Mix both together until the consistency is smooth. Think a yogurt consistency. If it’s too thick add just a bit more liquid.

4. Use a foundation brush to spread on your face in a thin layer. Put it only on your problem areas (t-zone, breakouts, large pores, etc.)

5. Let it almost dry and rinse off with warm water and/or a wash cloth. Don’t leave it too long, it can be irritating to your skin.

6. Tone and moisturize as usual.

 

Some fun add-ins:

I’ve been using the basic mask for several years now and have started added ingredients to pump up the skin benefits.

  • Veronica mentions using raw or Manuka Honey. I’ve never tried it, but I love using honey for other masks so I can imagine the great benefits.
  • Essential oils. I’ve added about 2-3 drops of Tea Tree oil or Lavender oil and have had great results. You don’t have to add as much liquid when you use essential oils.
  • Activated Charcoal. I’ve added a capsule to the clay and just a little extra liquid. The combo has worked great. Here’s a link to my Charcoal Peel off mask is you want to try a feel off blackhead mask.
  • Veronica mentions using your toner as the liquid. I’ve used an ACV toner for a while now, but you can use your own toner. If you want to try my ACV toner recipe click here. I’ve been adding green tea instead of water and it has been so amazing for my skin.

As with anything that you want to see results from, you have to be consistent. After the initial 2 week bootcamp, use the mask a few times a week to keep up your results.

 

 

*****Veronica says to do her Skincare Bootcamp as tolerated. That means to back off the frequency of use if you notice your skin becoming too dry, irritated, or it hurts or burns.*****

 

Leave me a comment below or on my other social media pages and let me know if you add anything else to your clay mask or if you had great results with the bootcamp to shrink your pores like I did.

 

Veronica’s Video if you want to watch it:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs75J0v-RwA

Farah Dhukai’s video. If you need a better visual of how to make the mask and what it should look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL-lh43OyCw

The article I mentioned at the beginning about clays.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2904249/

Let me know what you think!