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And other myths about moisturizers, medical-grade skincare, and more that you need to stop believing.
Social media is always abuzz with skincare hacks and tips. While there are sources that prove to be legit, there are still many that circulate misleading and false information. You might even still be believing some of them, so board-certified dermatologist Dr.
Slather these on for clearer skin, stat!
Truth is, no one's skin is exempted from having breakouts. It's absolutely normal, and there's nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it is a common skin condition that occurs when your pores are blocked by oil, bacteria, or dirt. There are
Should you be vacuuming your pores? Here's what a dermatologist thinks.
We've all seen beauty tools go viral every now and again, and one that recently went trending on TikTok is quite the intriguing one: Pore vacuums. As the name suggests, this DIY facial tool uses a suction mechanism to remove impurities from
Real pore minimizing hacks, right this way!
Not to break your heart this early on, but the truth is that we can't actually make our pores smaller. As much of a bummer that is, however, your pursuit for smoother skin isn't entirely hopeless. That's because even if you can't shrink
So many products on the market are overrated and not really necessary for healthy, glowing skin.
It's not a sin to go all-out and extra with your skincare routine. You can have five, 10, or heck, even 15 steps—as long as they work for you and your skin is thriving, that's your business. Thing is, that doesn't mean
It's her favorite hack for always looking camera-ready!
Being in show biz often entails long hours of shoots. That obviously involves HD cameras that can catch every pore, blemish, and the finest of lines, so it's no wonder that celebrities' skincare routines are so intensive! Case in point: Maja Salvador's
It's one of the secrets to clear skin and smaller-looking pores.
If you struggle with acne, exfoliating regularly is no longer an optional thing (check out your beginner's guide here). You should get those dead skin cells off your face at least once a week, because if not, those breakouts will never leave
Take note of these before your next skincare haul.
Regardless of your pores' genetically-determined size, they can become less glaringly obvious with the right skin habits and products on your side. So the next time you go skincare shopping, don't just add anything that says "pore-tightening" or "pore-shrinking" to your cart. Instead, take
Let your skin breathe but still look flawless.
Ever since we started wearing masks, we lost our love for foundations. Seeing it stain our masks wasn't so fun at all, and we felt that it may have contributed our previous maskne problem. But since we're not born with porcelain-smooth skin,
Achieve smoother-looking skin without makeup!
Contrary to popular belief, our pore-related problems don’t just magically disappear after our teens. The size of our pores remain the same regardless of our age—it is genetic, after all! That’s why if you’re already in your 30s and still dealing with
Minimize pores with these affordable finds!
Solving your pore-related problems is totally possible even on a budget. Besides, it's all about switching to products with the right "tightening" ingredients that'll make them less visible to the naked eye. Keep scrolling for some cool affordable finds you can try!Salicylic
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
Like a facelift for your pores!
It may be physically impossible to shrink your pores (thanks, genetics!), but you do have more than enough options to make them look smaller and "tighter" than they really are. And don't worry, most of them won't require you to put on
Oily food is NOT on the list.
Acne is something that most of us, if not all, go through. We spend so many years (and cash) trying to find our holy grail product that can banish our pimples for life. It's a painful trial and error process. It sometimes
It might just be the best clay mask I've ever tried.
If you commute around Metro Manila on a daily basis, you’d know that your skin is exposed to a lot of free radicals, irritants, and pollution once you step outside your house and into the street. That’s why it’s no surprise that
Fight breakouts in a few washes!
Salicylic acid isn't only for those with acne-prone skin. Everyone who needs some deep cleaning can benefit from it, too, because this beta-hydroxy acid penetrates deep within your pores to dissolve all the sebum and dead skin that's in its way. In
For that makeup-free glow!
Here’s one important thing to know about large pores: You can’t shrink them but you can definitely minimize them.But before you reach for a primer or a foundation, know that there are many other ways you can blur out those pores—and it all
Sue Ramirez did it before the ABS-CBN Ball!
During the preparations for the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball, celebs dropped by the Belo Beauty Suite prior to the festivities for a bit of pampering. Dr. Vicki Belo and husband Hayden Kho were on board, of course, sharing Belo treatments on IG stories.One
Fight breakouts and oily skin!
Besides having clear skin, it's everyone's dream to have less visible pores, but things like oily skin, pollution, and an unhealthy lifestyle can get in the way of this goal. In fact, dermatologists will tell you that making your pores smaller is
It really works!
You don't need to have seen Kathryn Bernardo in real life to know that she has amazing skin. Her makeup artists rave about it all the time, and the beauty shots they post of the actress confirm it. That's why when we asked