Some people are afraid to use oil-containing cleansers but facial oil better dissolves in oil than in water. Keep pores clear with Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk if you have either oily or combination skin. Use Eve Lom Cleanser if you have dry skin. The balm-type products is beneficial in adding moisture to the skin while cleaning its pores. Read on to learn how to make pores smaller and get beautiful skin.

Don’t squeeze blackheads. This practice will damage skin and even result in brown spots. Instead, use Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips which don’t irritate the skin. Use them only up to two times per week to avoid enlarging them over time.

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The Retinoid family of products will keep pores clear and skin firm. Older formulations irritated skin the new ones are much better. Atralin Gel contains hyaluronic acid and prescription-strength tretinoin. Use it at night under your favorite moisturizer to keep skin smooth.

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Glycolic acid  tightens pores and stimulates collagen. Skin appears smoother as it removes dead skin cells. The Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is a cost-effective method to incorporate glycolic acid in your skincare routine. The longer the product is left on, the deeper the treatment. Use a gentle cleanser to remove makeup and thoroughly dry the face. Then, apply the glycolic wash as a mask. Leave the mask on for up to five minutes. Remove it by buffing it with a clean damp washcloth. Finally, thoroughly rinse the face with water and apply a moisturizer.

UV protection ensures minimizing pores in the long run. Over time, UV damage enlarges pores. Sun damage destroys collagen and thins the skin. Unfortunately, many sunscreens leave a shiny film making pores more apparent. Choose primers containing SPF that leave a nice smooth finish and provide protection from the sun, like NARS Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer SPF30.

Chemical peeling, a professional treatment, is another solution to improve the appearance of pores. Get an instant glow without suffering the adverse effects, as was common with older technology. A good choice is Vivité. Vivité contains 70% glycolic acid peel in combination with calming antioxidants. This combination immediately reduces inflammation that is common with glycolic acid, so you look good right away.

New Products to Reduce the Appearance of Pores

Minimize the appearance of pores with these impressive, although temporary, quick-fix products: For dry skin use Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel. Dab it on any area to make enlarged pores vanish. For oily skin, use Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Pore Refiner.

Improve your look easily. Don’t wear highlighting or “luminizing” makeup all over which will further highlight the enlarged pores. Instead, where shimmery powder on the areas with naturally smaller pores, such as the upper parts of the cheekbones, on the forehead just below the hairline, on the upper bridge of the nose, and the eyelids. Matte products should be used on the other areas where the skin naturally has larger pores.