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5 Korean Skincare Products That Can Help Minimize Your Pores

Pore-blem solved!
5 Korean Skincare Products That Can Help Minimize Your Pores
IMAGE INSTAGRAM/rachel_mypark, Laneige, Neogen
Pore-blem solved!

When we talk about Korean "glass skin," we instantly picture it as radiant, dewy, and most importantly—poreless! But here’s the thing: attaining a poreless complexion doesn’t exactly mean removing your pores. It’s more about refining the appearance while still allowing your skin to breathe. Refining can be done using K-beauty items that unclog your pores so they're less noticeable. Check these products out:

1. Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil

Koreans follow the double-cleansing routine so they can get rid of skin impurities that tend to make pores look dark and large. If you want to try it, start with a cleansing oil. This product from Laneige helps unclog pores by removing makeup and sunscreen residues. To apply, put a steamed towel on your face and leave it there for a few minutes. Then gently massage cleansing oil on areas like the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Rinse the oil with lukewarm water. 

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LANEIGE Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil, P1850, Lazada

2. Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

After cleansing oil comes the cleansing foam! This helps address water-based impurities like sweat and dirt. Buy one that’s made from baking powder since it’s a known ingredient for deep cleaning. This Etude House baking powder foam cleanser purifies pores and gently exfoliates dead skin cells. 

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ETUDE HOUSE Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam, P430, Althea

3. COSRX Two In One Poreless Power Liquid

Our pores become more visible in hot weather. That’s why you’ll need a cooling product like this essence toner! It helps tighten pores, tame oil production, and reduce breakouts. You'll really get the most of your purchase.


COSRX Two In One Poreless Power Liquid, P990, Beautymnl

4. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Clay masks have strong pore cleansing properties. So, it’s best to only use them once or twice a week to prevent skin dryness or irritation. This Jeju volcanic clay mask gives a six-in-one pore treatment that includes minimizing pores, controlling sebum, exfoliating dead skin cells, deep cleansing, brightening skin tone, and cooling the face. After prepping your skin with toner, apply the mask and leave it on for ten minutes so you can get the full treatment then rinse with lukewarm water. 

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INNISFREE Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, P560, Beautymnl

5. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

Did you know that red wine can also be used in skincare? Well, this red wine-infused gauze peeling pad proves it! This is perfect if you’re looking for a gentler, easier-to-do unclogging method. The multi-layer pad has red wine extracts and lactic acid that slough away dirt and oil known to cause enlargement of pores. Just gently wipe it in a circular motion. Once you’re satisfied with the peeling, wash your face using lukewarm water and you’re done!


NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine, P1295, Beauty Bar

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