Our Favourite Pore Cleansing Skincare Routine!

We all know the struggle of putting together a skincare routine, and when it comes to pore cleansing there are so many products to choose! From pore strips to scrubs, it seems to be an endless struggle. If you know, you know.

BUT, from endless research, Tik Tok scrolling, and years of trying out endless products, we think we’ve found some winning skincare products that could help create the best pore cleansing skincare routine. So if you’re willing to try something new, then read on to see some of our blackhead defying skincare favourites!

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a mild exfoliant that helps to get rid of any skin impurities and dead skin cells, so it’s great in a cleanser because you can give your face a thorough cleanse whilst getting rid of excess oil and tightening those pores. We love The Inkey List’s Salicylic Acid Cleanser because it’s gentle but you still see results, so it’s perfect for all skin types!

Make sure you start using a salicylic acid cleanser twice a day to start seeing clearer skin and less pores!


Straight after you’ve thoroughly cleansed with some sacred salicylic acid, go straight in with a toner, and thanks to Queen Rihanna we’ve been blessed with the Fenty Fat Water Pore Refining Toner. Rihanna’s toner contains niacinamide, barbados cherry extract, and green tea to help reduce oil production and protect against environmental stressors to keep your skin clearer and brighter than ever.

Fenty Skin isn’t much of a high street friendly price, but from what Tik Tok and Insta have told us it’s the perfect ‘treat yourself’ moment for when you’re feeling a little boujie.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a skincare staple, if you haven’t got it in your routine already then it’s about time you get your hands on some. We love vitamin c because it helps to brighten your skin, get rid of dark spots and minimises pores; a triple skincare threat that every routine needs.

The Inkey List’s Vitamin C & EGF Serum is a good first timer’s serum because it’s enriched with peptides to help give your skin a healthier complexion, as well as the antioxidants from vitamin c rejuvenate skin cells and minimise pores.


The real winner for a solid pore cleansing skincare routine is niacinamide! It offers protection against environmental factors so that the appearance of pores and blemishes are minimsed and your skin looks clearer!

We love The Ordinary niacinamide, but we love it even more when it’s paired with their hyaluronic acid because you’ll get the pore minimising treatment at the same time as ultimate hydration. You can’t go wrong.

Face Mask

We all want a little skincare treat from time-to-time, because why not? But if you’re looking for something that’ll give your pores an extra hit then the Dr. Jart Purifying Mud Mask is a luxurious pore minimising treat. It helps to control oil production to tighten pores and clear up your complexion. Trust us, if you’re having a self-care Sunday then don’t forget about this facemask.

Like what you see? Follow the Femme Luxe blog for more!

← Previous Post Next Post