This is the million dollar question! So let’s talk about why your pores are big, how to reduce the size, and how to make sure they stay that way.
Why are our pores so big?
When our oil glands make too much oil, our pores enlarge. When our pores are enlarged, they clog. The clogged pores then enlarge even more. This vicious cycle creates an unsightly appearance of large pores, which then often fill with debris—becoming white heads or even blackheads.
How do we reduce the size of our pores and keep them that way?
The goal is to first unclog these pores, reduce blackheads, and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Next, and most importantly, a good preventative skin care regime must become a routine.
- A strong (50%) unbuffered (0.5 pH) glycolic acid peel should be performed first, including a gentle lifting out of the debris, one by one. (No extractor or squeezing, please. This causes scarring.)
2. A daily routine must be implemented of gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin.
3. Use a salicylic acid combined with a low pH (unbuffered) glycolic acid toner. This will be your best preventative solution.
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What should we avoid?
Stay away from:
- Oily skin care moisturizers
- Oily sunscreens
Remember to stay hydrated and healthy, drinking at least two liters of water per day and eating a balanced diet of natural foods. What you eat does affect your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body.