Anti-oxidant skin care best for minimising pores

78293016High definition television (HD TV) has caused a surge in celebrities looking for ways to minimise pores. Just as HD TV recently saw the rich and famous opting for laser hair removal to ensure not a single hair, no matter how small, was visible, now treatments to minimise pores are on the up. Such treatments include medical microdermabrasion, skin peels, derma-rollering and anti-oxidant skin care.Mary Lupo, dermatology expert, says: “Beauty is associated with perfect skin, and pores are a huge part of that equation.” Enlarged pores occur with age, as the skin loses its natural elasticity due to a decrease in collagen levels. Younger skin has a higher level of collagen which keeps pores tight – in turn, light is reflected more efficiently and skin appears to glow. While experts agree that there is no way in which to permanently shrink pores, many agree that a good anti-oxidant skin care regime can help the skin to appear clearer. In an interview with the Mail Online, Lisa Littlehales, a specialist nurse counsellor, said: “[Anti-oxidant skin moisturisers] can help to stimulate cell renewal and firm up the connect tissue around the pores.” Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham are among those celebrities rumoured to employ treatments to minimise pores.