Reduce Pore Size from Acne ScaringFirst of all contrary to urban legend pores do not open and close like a door. We do not have millions of tiny little muscles that control the opening and closing of each pore. The two main factors of large pores are genetics and age. Large pores are more prominent on skin that is naturally oily and thick. Sun damage which leads to decreased skin elasticity will cause pores to enlarge. The skin will thicken and cells will accumulate around the periphery of the pore and make the pores look much larger. ( no space here )
Blackheads are a large contributor to large pores, when the pore becomes clogged by skin debris and bacteria the pores diameter will expand. The presence of large pores may be significantly reduced by the use of retinol and vitamin C. These ingredients not only loosen dirt and oil from the pores, they increase collagen and elastin production , thus serving a dual purpose in the quest for flawless skin. Exfoliation will minimize the appearance of large pores and may be accomplished at home using an at-home facial scrub or more aggressively by visiting a medi-spa or dermatologist. More invasive treatments by a dermatologist such as chemical peels, Intense Light Pulse Photofacials ( IPL ) and laser treatments are highly effective as well. And lastly, never, ever underestimate the use of a good makeup foundation.
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