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How to effectively combat acne and enlarged pores?

How to effectively combat acne and enlarged pores?



 We address enlarged pores in the same way as acne in cosmetics. Here's why: enlarged pores and acne are often linked because they have common causes such as overproduction of sebum, accumulation of dead cells, and impurities in the pores. This leads to blockage and enlargement of the pores, promoting the development of pimples and blackheads.


Here are the main steps to effectively combat imperfect skin and enlarged pores:

1/ Thoroughly cleanse your skin morning and night 

Evening cleansing is very important to remove makeup, pollution, and residues from the day that can clog pores overnight. Gentle but deep cleansing with non-aggressive products (without irritating soap) helps remove excess sebum and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. 

It's crucial to regularly clean your face with suitable products. Use a makeup remover oil rather than soap and avoid comedogenic skincare products that can clog pores.

2/ Avoid using physical scrubs with abrasive particles 

These can irritate the skin and worsen acne. Instead, opt for gentle skin exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation based on fruit acids, especially salicylic acid, is the best way to exfoliate your skin. Use natural products without alcohol that don't aggress the skin.

3/ Use targeted anti-imperfection serums

Containing salicylic acid or bakuchiol.

4/ Hydrate your skin with a light emulsion

Based on hyaluronic acid or other nourishing active ingredients.

    At Helwe, we offer a complete and effective protocol with all the effective molecules against acne and enlarged pores. Our products are natural and non-aggressive for the skin (no alcohol, no parabens, no endocrine-disrupting preservatives).

    Additionally, for more effectiveness, we have an integrated cabin for targeted treatments including a purifying and cleansing treatment, the helwé deep cleansing facial. These treatments are combined with LED therapy, whose light reduces acne-causing bacteria, decreases inflammation, and stimulates cellular renewal for clearer skin and tightened pores.


    This specific facial treatment is associated with a complete at-home treatment.

    The helwé at-home skincare routine to combat imperfect skin and enlarged pores:

    1/ Double cleansing

    Use the "Prodige Démaquillant Hydratant", an oil-based cleanser that deeply cleanses the skin and pores. It's composed of a blend of non-comedogenic vegetable oils (including jojoba and macadamia) that gently remove impurities and excess sebum. 

    2/ Targeted skin care for imperfections and enlarged pores

    This trio includes:

    • A purifying exfoliating lotion, "Lotion Exfoliante Peau Nette", with 2% salicylic acid, gentle due to its composition of aloe vera, plant hydrosols, and vitamin B5.
    • The "Sérum Perfection" with 1% Bakuchiol and 5% niacinamide, which regulates sebum production and smoothens the skin's texture. It also contains allantoin and aloe vera, making it non-irritating.
    • The "Serum Pureté" (new) with 10% azelaic acid, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and pea peptides to reduce enlarged pores, acne, and even out the complexion.

      By using these three natural and highly concentrated active ingredient products, you'll benefit from their complementary effects for clearer, smoother, and brighter skin.

      3/ A light moisturizer

      A hyaluronic acid cream of your choice.


      Here's a summary of enlarged pores and and blemish-prone skin routine:



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