- Remove excessive surface oils -- Use oil-absorbing mattifiers that contain synthetic polymers which soak up excess surface oils like tiny sponges.
- Use non-comedogenic skin care products -- These formulations won't clog pores. The phrase non-comedogenic should be clearly marked on the product packaging.
- Skip the spackle -- Don't hide large pores under heavy silicone primers that smother skin; this leads to even larger pores.
- Unplug or remove any blackheads -- Exfoliating scrubs, comedone extractors and blemish busters can all be useful.
- Clean out the debris & smooth out edges -- Pore minimizers should contain one or more of these ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinol. Consider using a skin cleansing ultrasonic brush or tool.
- Reduce sun damage -- Wear an oil free SPF 30 daily.
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Audrey Kunin, MD, Dermatology, answeredSkin care is the mainstay for minimizing the visibility of those large pores. These are the steps you need to take if you find yourself afflicted by large pores that you just haven't been able to fix: