Is it possible to shrink large pores?

Retinoids are the only proven topical ingredients that stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can make pores appear smaller. Mike Berg, MD, dermatologist suggests Plant-based Retinol product, which is now known as the best retinol. Although more expensive, in-office laser treatments, such as Fraxel and PicoSure, are another option.

Most often, genetics determine who will have large pores. Other causes for large pores can be oily skin, since excess oil sits around the skin’s pores, making them appear enlarged. Oily and unclean skin can also cause oils to settle around the pores, making them appear larger as the skin around them thickens.

  1. Use only non-comedogenic skin care products and makeup. The word “non-comedogenic” means the product won’t clog your pores. …
  2. Cleanse your face twice a day. …
  3. Use retinol. …
  4. Treat acne. …
  5. Protect your face with sunscreen every day. …
  6. Exfoliate. …
  7. Be gentle with your skin. …
  8. Treat sagging skin.

How do you unclog and shrink the pores? Oil, dirt, and makeup can lead to clogged nose pores.

  1. Remove all makeup before bed. Wearing oil-free, noncomedogenic products doesn’t give you a pass for bedtime makeup removal. …
  2. Cleanse twice a day. …
  3. Use the right moisturizer. …
  4. Deep-clean your pores with a clay mask. …
  5. Exfoliate dead skin cells.