How to Minimize Enlarged Pores?

How Is It Possible To Minimize Pores?

In summer, pores seem to hold onto excess sebum that cause some discomfort. We sought to find out from a cosmetic dermatologist how often we should exfoliate and which ingredients to use and which one to avoid. We also sought to know which in-office treatments can keep your pores tiny and clear.

Make Your Pores Look Smaller

Use salicylic-infused face wash to shrink the appearance of pores. Using Power Pore Anti-Shine & Pore Treatment minimizes the look of pores and the appearance of clogged pores. Another product called Dermstick For Pores is excellent for an overnight pore treatment. The product reduces the appearance of pores without causing any irritation.

Make Your Pores Look Smaller

Mask the Problem

Masking helps to keep oil at bay and are also simple to use. You can use Philosophy Total Matteness as your daily facial wash or as your weekly mask to control shine. But if you like a refreshing tingle, you can opt for Pro X Wash-In Treatment. This product can be used as a mask, wash or spot treatment. Another product, Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Mask, has added charcoal that helps is purifying pores leaving he skin very smooth. It also can absorb toxins, and that’s why it has been used in patients who have ingested poisonous substances.

Look for Cleansers with an Aha

To prevent breakouts, you can use face washes containing salicylic or glycolic acid. Products with retinoids also help build collagen and reduce pores to improve fine lines. If your skin is oily, look for a physical exfoliator like cleansing brush or scrub. For those who already have breakouts, chemical exfoliators can do an excellent job in fighting acne and oil from deeper levels of the skin. Products with glycolic, lactic and salicylic ingredients are perfect because they help unclog the pores and improve skin texture. But don’t overdo it. You can exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week.

Look for Cleansers with an Aha

In-Office Treatments

Laser resurfacing treatments can reduce the appearance of large pores. In this case, Skin Laundry is the most affordable option. It offers a 10-minute facial including intense pulsed light and YAG laser at only $100. The procedure removes bacteria and vaporized dirt from the skin.

Avoid Ingredients That Clog Pores

Ingredients that clog pores can trigger a cycle of breakouts. Avoid mineral oils, D and C red pigments, fragrance and lanolin. Mineral oils cause acne because they physically block water loss in the stratum. D and C red pigments have highly acnegenic and comedogenic properties. And lastly, unnatural fragrances can lead to photosensitivity, skin sensitization and acne infection.

Melissa Snyte

Contributor: Melissa Snyte (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on May 14, 2015 and Last Modified on November 29, 2017

Melissa Snyte has been a part of TheBeautyInsiders for over 6 years. Makeup is not just a hobby for her but it’s a lifestyle. She found her love with the beauty industry and began contributing her ideas in this field. In her free time she enjoys painting and gardening. Follow her on Twitter

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