How to shrink pores??

Every single person has pores in their entire body.

They are two types of Pores 
1. One releases body oil from pores called Sebum
2.Other releases of sweat 

Can we reduce pore size through skincare??

Few factors that are responsible for large pores are genetic and oily skin.
While for the first method we can’t tackle it but for the oily skin, we can take preventive measures.

Generally, Oily skin is the one who faces Large Pores, when the body releases oil it gets collected in the pores if left uncleansed it gets mixed up with dirt and makeup thus pores get stretched making it appear big.

how to shrink open pore

Ways to tackle it:

 You can’t completely cure it, just go through a few steps to make them look smaller.

1. Wash the face with warm water, twice a day.
Too hot or too cold will rip your skin natural oil.

2. Choose Cleanser wisely:

For Oily skin with large pores look for gel-based while for normal to dry skin go for cream cleanser.

3.Exfoliation is key:

Don’t go overboard with scrubs, try AHA & BHA, ideally BHA works well since its oil-soluble, salicylic acid penetrates in the deep layer of skin cells, unglue the bond and dissolve it and rejuvenate the skin.

4. Use Non-comedogenic products:

Many skincare and makeup brand use ingredients that clog the pore and suffocate it thus pimples and acne pop up.
Check the label  before buying.

5. Use a clay mask:

We will never understand the science behind this, clay mask cleanses your pores by sucking out impurities, opt for tightening mask, it slough off the debris thus giving an illusion of small pores.

6. Use water-based Moisturizers:

Oily skin with large pores should skip thick heavy creams and oil-based products.

As water-based moisturiser are very light on the skin, it will absorb quickly, penetrate deeper and don’t clog the pores

7. Retinol:

As we age the skin loses its collagen and elasticity and start to sag, sagging skin stretches the pores too, hence pore appears much larger than they should. Retinol helps in anti aging, hence exfoliate skin and pore are off from dirt debris 

I hope I cleared all the myth surrounding on large pores, never fall for gimmicks, embrace what we have and if it all bothers you then hack it up.

Till Next,

Happy skin caring


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Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
July 10, 2019 4:48 pm

These are all easy to implement tips. I have oily skin and I will try your tips out soon.

July 13, 2019 8:31 am

Someone very close has been facing the pores issue. No amount of push has helped him get over the issue. I will share this with him now.

July 13, 2019 12:26 pm

I do have open pores on my cheeks and I love the solutions you have listed here especially exfoliation and clay mask works well for me.

Manisha Garg
July 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Thanks for sharing this useful information. I go a bit heavy board on scrubs sometimes, your tip there will surely help me for future use.

sandy n vyjay
July 14, 2019 5:42 am

The use of a clay mask, as well as that of water-based moisturizer, seems to be the best of the remedies. However again it is all dependent on individual skin types too.

Poornima reddy
Poornima reddy
July 14, 2019 5:42 am

This is something i was not aware of.. Sharing this with my family and friends.. I will try following the steps u mentioned. After all who does not love healthly skin?

Mandira Adhikari
July 14, 2019 7:09 am

Your article has come up at the perfect time as I have been struggling and dealing with open pores lately!

July 14, 2019 9:19 am

I love the way you have detailed out skin care tips in a clear manner .Taking note of them to inculcate in my skin care routine

Ruchi Verma
Ruchi Verma
July 14, 2019 9:59 am

I really love the way you have shared some great and easy tips to take care of our skin !! Thanks for sharing!!

July 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Open pores look very awkward … Your tips are do helpful and handy too ..

July 14, 2019 2:42 pm

Pores are such a common part of our lives and the hardest to deal with. Exfoliating, I have heard of, but that too of different kinds. Did not know about clay masks, but will definitely try them out now.

Mrinal Kiran
Mrinal Kiran
July 14, 2019 3:42 pm

Shrinking the pores is really hard and it is only possible by managing the oily skin! Loved your tips! Thank you for sharing!

July 14, 2019 5:01 pm

I have oily skin and pores can’t be reduced but the appearance can be blurred by using the right products. Great tips to follow.

July 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Thankfully, I have never had visible big pores. However, I do follow CTM routine (cleansing, toning & moisturising). Works wonders for my skin.

July 14, 2019 5:39 pm

I have to try clay masks. Have heard a lot of people race about them for reducing pores.

July 14, 2019 6:14 pm

That’s a informative post. I will surely try few of these tips for my pores

July 14, 2019 6:33 pm

We can do this? Wow! Thanks for sharing the idea and the tips… definitely need to try this out in the skincare routine and take better care, especially as i age.


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