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1 what can help shrink my pores? on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:42 am

Kandiluv

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They look kind of large. What can help with this please?

2 Re: what can help shrink my pores? on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:33 am

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Pores are more prominent when they are dilated, infected, or clogged with oil, making them appear larger than they really are. While it isn’t possible to permanently “shrink” large pores, there are a number of ways to make them less noticeable.


Causes of Large Pores



There are two main factors that contribute to large pores: genetics and age. People who have skin that is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores. As people get older, sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate. The skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores. When the pore becomes clogged by dirt and bacteria, oil within the pore begins to accumulate, causing the pore’s diameter to expand.
Myth or Fact – Is it Possible to "Shrink" Large Pores?

Unfortunately, there is no way to permanently shrink large pores. The good news is that the appearance of large pores can be greatly reduced in a number of ways. For example, cleansing the pores of debris, excess oil, and bacteria will significantly reduce their prominence. This can be achieved by using a low-strength topical medication or face wash containing retinol or vitamin C. These antioxidants help the skin increase collagen and elastin production while simultaneously loosening dirt and oil from the pores.
Exfoliation is also key to minimizing the appearance of large pores. This can be accomplished using an at-home facial scrub or by visiting a spa or dermatologist for a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Microdermabrasion is a special type of facial that gently scrubs off the dead surface lawyer of the skin, revealing softer, healthier skin beneath.

Makeup Tips – Reduce the Appearance of Large Pores



Never underestimate the power of cosmetics to minimize even the most prominent of facial flaws. Try reducing the appearance of large pores by using the following technique:

  • Start with a pre-foundation skin primer, which will help even out your skin tone and keep foundation from soaking into your pores.
  • Let the primer dry, and then apply your foundation using a makeup sponge. Use a cream or cream-to-powder foundation, which is more likely to conceal large pores than liquid foundation.
  • Finally, dust your face with a loose translucent powder. Large pores will be less visible, and your skin tone will appear more even.

Large Pores and the Aging Process



Although large pores may be bothersome early in life, they can actually present some benefits as the skin begins to age. People with large pores tend to have oily skin, which can help counteract the drying and wrinkling of the skin that occurs with age. Although conscientious skin care is important for people of all ages and skin types, those with large pores can embrace the fact that their skin will likely retain its natural moisture well into their later years.

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