Left to right: CLARINS Pore Minimizing Serum, LUSH Mask of Magnaminty, GOOD THINGS Deep Clean Blackhead Exfoliator
After reviewing CLARINS Pore Minimizing Serum, a lot of you said you were always looking to try product’s to help minimise your pores – especially during the warmer summer months, when they seem to be larger. I’m lucky enough to have a pore minimising routine that I have stuck to for several months now and it’s working wonders. Even better, it consists of only three products that are all relatively quick to use and can be factored in to your daily and weekly skin routines.
The first product I use daily is the GOOD THINGS Deep Clean Blackhead Exfoliator, which was mentioned a while back in my Spring Skincare Favourites. I’m still using this product every morning and it’s hugely helped with reducing my pores. It works by preventing bacteria that causes blackheads (which also causes your pores to become larger, especially across the nose and cheeks). This product is great for all skin types – don’t be put off it’s exfoliating properties even if you have sensitive skin, it’s a gentle exfoliator so won’t aggravate the skin like many other harsh exfoliators!
The second is, of course, CLARINS Pore Minimizing Serum. I now use this product daily. I apply one pump across my t-zone (forehead, nose, cheeks and chin) using my finger tips – you don’t need to rub this product in forever to ensure it works, which makes it even quicker to add to your daily routine. I’m still loving how long lasting this product is and cannot wait to continue using it during the winter months under a fuller coverage of make up – it’s going to make a great base to make those pores smaller all year round! You can read my full review of its ingredients and effectiveness here.
Lastly, I chose to include the LUSH cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty twice a week in my pore minimising routine. I love how uplifting this mask is, plus it’s amazing consistency means it lasts for ages too (oh, and it’s self preserving so can be kept with the rest of your skincare instead of being forgotten about in the fridge). I apply the mask with a fuller application for 15 minutes once a week, using a sponge to rinse off the product for a full cleanse of my pores. I then also apply the mask using a thinner layer of the product for 10 minutes once a week, using circular motions to give my pores a deep exfoliation.

This routine has minimised my pores so well and left me with clearer skin too. Smaller pores and clearer skin – woohoo!

Do you use any of these products in your skincare routines? Or will you be picking them up to reduce your pores? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your clearer skin and minimised pores,
Bea-uty Blog



Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun, Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Sun Lotion in SPF 30, Hawaiian Tropic Sun Spray Lotion in SPF 20 and Hawaiian Tropic Protective Dry Spray Oil in SPF 15
As much as I love an all over tan during the Summer months (who doesn’t?!), I also love to make sure it is a tan rather than burn. As I have been “blessed” with fair skin, I can’t afford to use sunscreen that doesn’t work better than amazing. I have now used Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen for several years and, touch wood, have not burnt my pale skin once whilst covered in their various sun protection products. Hawaiian Tropic offers several ranges of sun protection and after sun, but here are my top 4 products of theirs that I wouldn’t go on holiday without.
For the first 2 weeks of my Summer I use Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Sun Lotion in SPF 30. Huge amounts of research and testing shows that SPF factors 30 and above actually give your skin roughly the same amount of protection – I’m no scientist or skincare expert but this SPF 30 has given my skin full protection against getting burnt when my skin has been at it’s most vulnerable to burning! However, I use this product over my whole body except my face as I still prefer to use a sport SPF 50 on my face for the first 2 weeks of Summer as I do a lot of physical activities and having a sunscreen that is sweat resistant is a must for the delicate skin of my face.

I then drop down to using Hawaiian Tropic Sun Spray Lotion in SPF 20. I continue to use this product over my whole body (I now start to use an SPF 30 on my face or continue to use an SPF 50 if I feel I need it). I love that this bottle comes in a spray as I find it easier to apply than squeezing sunscreen out of a bottle, which usually results in a huge mess – not cool! However, a spray top does makes applying this product, when it’s near to empty, extremely frustrating and time consuming.
Finally, towards the end of my Summer I will start using Hawaiian Tropic Protective Dry Spray Oil in SPF 15. I only use this product on my arms and legs and would suggest you steer clear of this product if your skin doesn’t tan well – it’s oily consistency attracts the sun to your skin super fast, not a great idea unless you have a base tan or skin that tans easily!
For the whole Summer I apply Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun every evening over my whole body, including my face. The ingredients of this soothing product moisturise your skin all day and all night whilst preserving your tan – woohoo! Plus, it smells incredible.

Tip: Always speak to a pharmacist when selecting sunscreen for your self, especially if you have sensitive skin, as everyone’s skin is different and requires different levels of protection against getting burnt. Also don’t forget to reapply sunscreen when you feel you need to, even if you are choosing to use a ‘once a day’ sunscreen – I usually reapply at least 3 times a day!

Do you use any Hawaiian Tropic products? Or do you have different products that are your favourites for protection against the sun? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your healthy tan,
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