Large pores can cause your complexion to appear dull and uneven. There is no way to permanently shrink pores. You can minimize their appearance by keeping your pores clear and reducing oiliness. Your body needs them to be open anyway. Cosmetically you can refine them to some extent but it takes time, effort and money. But there are definitely ways to unclog pores and amazing makeup products to give the illusion of having almost no pores at all. Here are some of the best things to do, and use, to handle your pore problem.
Genetics play a major role here but do use a pure and natural regime – a wash, toner and day cream (acne cream as needed) and repeat at night. The toner offers a balance to the face – and may help. Large pores are simply a genetic problem, but you can temporarily reduce large pores by clearing away dirt and debris. Your pore size is hereditary, meaning that if your parents have large pores, it’s very possible that you will, too.
If you don’t take care of your skin properly and regularly the pores will become enlarged and clogged. The first step to clear and gorgeous skin, without ugly pores is using a grainy exfoliating cleanser. Run an ice cube all over your face – the cool water shrinks and refresh the skin while moisturizing it at the same time. If you don’t have an ice cube you can splash your face with cool water. Cool water and ice cube rubbed in the skin will temporarily reduce the size of the pores.
Professional peel by your Dermatologist – expensive and rages from uncomfortable to outright painful in terms of after-wards while you heal. Depends on chemicals used/ chemical combinations/type of skin & genetic background etc but end results impressive.
Mix sugar with aloe vera (alcohol-free aloe gel will do) and lime and use that to scrub and exfoliate your face. Wash you face with water or with a mild cleanser like Cetaphil once you feel the sugar have dissolved. Do this every night. This regimen will clear up your skin and minimize the appearance of pores.
When washing your face, use luke warm water to open the pores and then use cold water after to close the pores. Also prevent your face from getting oily so use any kind of face powder every now and then so taht dirt wont stick to your oily face and get inside your pores. Use a gentle exfoliant to keep the dead cells off your skin and away from the pore openings.
Clay masks absorb oils & temporarily tighten pores. Beauty w/o Cruelty’s clay mask is a good bargain. Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask is another good one – it has benzoyl peroxide & clay; works best as a mask.
Blackheads and enlarged pores often go hand-in-hand. A warm compress of water applied to the area of the blackhead followed by a very, very gentle pressure can help in clearing the clog from the pore.