We all hate those little openings in our skin known as pores, or craters as they are commonly referred to. Large pores leave the skin with an uneven texture, as well as being a contributing factor to ageing. Sadly, research indicates that it’s difficult to change the size of your pores – shock horror! But, we do have some good news, you can minimise the appearance of pores and prevent them leading to pimples and acne. Blocked or clogged pores are one of the main causes of acne. Tightening your pores doesn’t necessarily reduce the size of the pores overall, but aims to reduce the opportunity for bacteria and dirt to clog the openings in your skin that lead to acne. ''Overproduction of skin oil (sebum) leads to enlarged, often clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads and acne or breakouts. SkinB5 contains a potent dose of Vitamin B5 which is proven to be effective in controlling and normalising sebum production, hence help shrinking pores,” says SkinB5’s Founder Judy Cheung. Cleansing is an important part of your skincare routine to prevent clogged pores. SkinB5’s gentle, non-drying antioxidant rich cleanser works deep down to remove excess oil and problem causing bacteria. A soothing combination of green tea, vitamin b5 and aloe vera assists to refine skin texture, while salicylic acid prevents breakouts. Using daily, morning and night (it’s handy to use in the shower!) skin is refined and looks noticeably smoother. All of SkinB5’s products are completely natural and free of benzoyl peroxide. While benzoyl peroxide is a commonly used ingredient within acne treatments it essentially burns skin and has a number of side effects. While we all dislike our pores, they are actually essential for healthy skin as they allow oil and sweat to reach the surface of the skin.