The Best Way to Reduce Pores

Aug 20, 2018 | Skin Care

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This may come as discouraging news for anyone who is plagued by especially prominent pores, but you can’t actually make them disappear. Your pores enable oil and sweat to reach your skin’s surface and are absolutely critical to skin (and overall) health. On the bright side, you can make your pores look much smaller! Here are three easy ways to reduce pores.

  1. Keep your skin clean

Keeping your skin as clean as possible is the best thing you can do to reduce pores. Wash your face regularly and exfoliate once or twice a week to prevent any bacteria or buildup on your skin that might aggravate or fill your pores. Never go to bed without washing your face, especially if you wear make-up during the day. Leaving products on your face overnight will obstruct your pores and cause them to look much larger.

2. Choose the right products

reduce-poresUsing the right skin care products for your skin will help with the appearance of your pores. Salicylic acid will unclog pores because it helps exfoliate dead skin cells and other debris. Meanwhile, products with Zinc or Magnesium can help restore the skin’s natural moisture and make your pores look smaller. Soothing herbal ingredients such as rosemary and lavender ease irritation in the skin and prevent stretching.

3. Wear sunscreen daily

You’ve probably heard that too much direct sunlight is damaging to your skin, but did you know that it actually causes your skin to become less supple and consequently makes your pores look bigger? Wear a hat, avoid spending time in the sun during the hottest part of the day, and liberally apply sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher every day in order to maintain skin health and reduce the size of your pores.

Take care of those pesky pores once and for all! To learn more about skin care routines and treatments to reduce pores, or to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.