There are thousands of pores spanning across the skin of your face.
We all have different sized pores and this is often determined by the skin type we have.
While there are obviously exceptions to every rule, you will tend to find that people with oily skin will usually have larger pores than those with normal or dry skin.
Having larger skin pores can make the skin look rougher and anything that can help to reduce the size of the pores will make the skin look smoother.
Therein lays a problem, as the pores tend to get larger as we age.
During the aging process we lose collagen and the loss of collagen results in a reduction in the elasticity of the skin.
This in turn leads to enlarged pores.
The answer obviously is to use products that will help to stimulate collagen and in doing so reduce the size of the pores or at the very least stop them from getting any bigger.
By firming the skin the pores can become smaller and in doing so the skin will also look smoother.
So what can you do to reduce the size of your skin pores and have a smoother looking skin?
Well, anything that will reduce the loss of collagen from your skin will help to stop the pores from becoming enlarged and it has been shown that antioxidants are effective at helping to retain levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
You should therefore look for face care products that have suitable levels of antioxidants in them, in the form of Vitamins A, C and E and also natural antioxidants such as green tea extract, grade seed extract and pycnogenol.
Pycnogenol is an antioxidant that is derived from the bark of the Landis pine trees.
It has proven to be a very effective antioxidant and is often found in face care products