Wait. What Even Are Pores?
Pores get a bad rap. But NEWS FLASH! They’re good! Basically, pores are tiny openings in our skin that are home to hair follicles and sebaceaous glands that help us sweat, cool us off and keep skin looking healthy. And once you get to know them and their needs, you’ll be on your way to your best skin yet. But don’t worry—you don’t have to be a pore expert. That’s our job.
Did you know
We Need Them!
Pores produce a natural moisturizing oil called sebum that keeps our skin soft and supple. They are critical to helping our bodies function!
We literally have around 5 million pores on our body. How many of them are on our face?! About 20,000! Mind-blowing, right?
True Or False: You Can Shrink Pores
False! But you can make them LOOK smaller by keeping them clear of oil, dirt and debris.
Top 3 pore concerns
Stay Pore Positive! Clogged Pores Are Common
Clogged pores have not-so-great stuff stuck in them, like dead skin cells, oil, dirt, or leftover makeup. They can show up as skin imperfections. The good news? You can unclog, unblock, AND clear out your pores.
It’s Not the Size That Matters...It’s How You Treat ’Em
Large pores can look like small dots on your face, and can be caused by oil production, clogging, aging, or genetics. While you can’t actually shrink your pores, there ARE ways to make them look smaller.
Ready to Get Even? You’re In the Right Place!
Rough, uneven skin texture on your face can be a result of enlarged pores, dead skin cell buildup & clogged pores. From products to lifestyle, there are steps you can take to smooooth things out.
Trust Your Pores to the Pros
Our global Pore Experts complete rigorous training and certification programs so they are armed with knowledge and expertise on all things pores. Meet just a few of ‘em.
Featured Pore Experts
Jared Bailey, International
I’m our Global Brow & Beauty Authority & Licensed Esthetician, based in the US. After 15 years at Benefit, I believe beauty’s building blocks are healthy skin & full brows…and I’ve been to 45 countries!
Kwangjin Jang, Korea
Hello! I’m a National Brow & Beauty Authority (and makeup artist for 10+ years!). I believe the more you care for pores, the more change you’ll see in your skin AND your mood. Fun fact: I’m a great barista!
Giner Munos Perez, Spain
Greetings from Madrid! I’m proud to be a National Brow & Beauty Authority. I LOVE The POREfessional Get Unblocked cleansing oil, and can’t live without 24-HR Brow Setter...and old 90’s TV shows!
Ezgi Turna Sadeghi, Turkey
Hi there! I’m a National Brow & Beauty Authority and have been performing services for 7 years. My #1 pore tip is to keep them clean with a good cleanser. Another thing to know about me? I’m a dog whisperer!
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