My usual product:
• Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free toner, $16 (weekly)
The pores on my cheeks can sometimes look a lot bigger than they need to. Of course, they might look bigger to me than they do to everyone else, but regardless, I slap on a store-bought toner once a week to help out. While it’s a gentle formula, I’m paranoid about drying out my skin/too lazy to remember to do it more often, so I decided to stick to the same frequency for this experiment.
The routine: I decided on a tomato juice and honey concoction. The acid in the juice helps shrink your pores, and the sticky sweet honey naturally provides moisture. I mixed together about 1 tablespoon of each, and applied to my face with a cotton pad. You can definitely feel it working — you get that strangely satisfying tingly feeling when you use it.
Did it work?: Much better than I thought it would. The tomato juice did wonders to shrink my pores — it almost seemed like they were non-existent afterward — plus, the stuff smelled really yummy.