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Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Large Pores & Oily Skin

How can large pores and oily skin be improved?

Step 1: Improve pore function

Increasing cell turnover will help clear out blocked pores and minimize their appearance. Hyperkeratinization is the term used when dead skin cells do not leave the pore because of an excess of the protein keratin, causing increased build up. Reducing hyperkeratinization in the pore can prevent blockages, minimize pore size appearance and improve the appearance of oily skin. Skin texture will improve as a result.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:

Glow Peel
BHA 20
Enzyme Retexturing Treatment
Refining Clay Mask

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

Acne Clarifying Cleanser
Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25
Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5
Retinol Resurfacing Serum 1.0
Enzymatic Peel
AHA Renewal Serum

Step 2: Oil control

The overproduction of sebum (oil) can be linked to hormones, genetics or an issue with the skin’s hydration balance. Irritation can also increase sebum production, so it is important to use products with soothing ingredients.

AlumierMD Treatment Products:

Refining Clay Mask

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

Acne Balancing Serum

Step 3: Hydrate the right way

Over-washing oily skin can actually make it worse because dryness signals the skin to produce more sebum. There is a delicate balance to finding the right level of hydration for oily skin. Use lightweight lotions or gel hydrators that give skin the moisture it needs without making it feel greasy.

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

{{HydraClarité Moisturizer}}
HydraLight Moisturizer
HydraSmooth Moisturizer
Ultimate Boost Serum (can be used alone as a moisturizer for very oily skin)

Step 4: Protect from UV rays

Your skin care regimen should always finish with the application of a lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen.  Look for ingredients that improve oily skin while providing adequate hydration to maintain a proper moisture balance.

AlumierMD Sunscreens:

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 Sunscreen
Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreens


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