Can you shrink your pores?

Can you shrink your pores?

The key to making pores appear smaller is to keep them clear. During the day, stick with noncomedogenic moisturizers and makeup; avoid products that contain heavy ingredients like petrolatum and mineral oil, both of which may irritate pores and make them look bigger.

Large pores are most often the result of genetics and loose collagen in the skin, but with the right skin care routine and proper exfoliation you can reduce them.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, founder of Marmur Medical and author of Simple skin beauty says “yes, you can temporarily shrink them”. She recommends double cleansing with washes and scrubs that contain Vitamin C to brighten skin and salicylic acid to refine pores. “Use light makeup and be sure to remove 100% of its daily so that no debris sticks in the pore”

It’s best for people with acne prone and oily skin as well as whom live in big polluted cities or women who work out regularly. With your sun protection cream use your collage- boosting creams and pore cleansing strips daily.


Fareeha Imdad

Assistant Editor/ Columnist, Existentialist, Shopaholic, Feminist killjoy,

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