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Reducing Your Pore Size

reduce pore sizePore size is a problem that affects a whole host of men and women of all ages. There are a variety of reasons as to why large pores develop including age, genetics and the environment. These can all be related to why some individuals have larger pores than others. People who have non-genetic facial pores that are larger than average get them because their skin is trying to cope with an increase in natural oil outputs. With large pores, more dirt is trapped within the pores leading not only to blocked pores, but for many teenagers it is often the cause of acne and subsequent acne scarring.

There are many ways to start reducing your pore size and in this blog we will cover some of the available methods.

Unless directed by a doctor, you should stop using any harsh acne treatments that contain acids, alcohols and peroxides. These products may provide short term benefits, but the effects are incredibly short lived. The alcohol causes the pores to tighten, but this is just a temporary fix.

Use a good exfoliating scrub, something such as a sugar scrub is perfect for this. Sugar has been used throughout the ages in skin care.  Sugar has the ability to reduce fine lines, shrink pores, remove dirt trapped within those pores and exfoliate dead skin away from your face.

You can buy a pore shrinking mask that will help to shrink your pore size and strip any collected dirt right out of those pores as well. This is also a short term fix but it will also be a tiny bit of pampering for you as well, so it has its bonuses.

Stop using heavy foundation if you wear makeup, as it often clogs your pores and in the end will make the pores larger.  If you have to wear makeup then be sure to remove it all completely whenever you’re at home to give your skin a chance to breathe.

Intradermal Botox is also an option for those looking to find a longer lasting method to reduce their pore sizes. Intradermal Botox works by being injected into the tiny muscles in your skin that control your pore sizes. These are the same muscles that make your hair stand up when you get goose bumps. The Botox causes these muscles to contract and reduce the pore size for quite some time. You can find a before and after picture for you to evaluate the results.

These are of course but a few of the methods you could utilize when you are looking to reduce your pore size. Some are short term and some are long term. It’s just a case of finding out what is right for you.

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