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How to Treat Enlarged Pores On Face

Updated on July 4, 2015

Pores form an essential aspect of your skin. They allow the oil to come to the surface and also help in moisturizing the skin too. If you are wondering as to how to treat enlarged pores on face, then certainly this post is for you.

Just read on to know the tips for clogged pores:

Know How to Treat Enlarged and Clogged Pores on the Face
Know How to Treat Enlarged and Clogged Pores on the Face

Firstly, you need to know that if pores on your face are clogged, you might suffer from acne and pimples.

Enlarged pores are not considered good for the skin because they make the skin less than perfect and wrinkled too.

Though you cannot remove the pores altogether but of course you can make them smaller.

Enlarged pores primarily occur in the T zone area of the face and they could be quite troublesome too.

This is so because oil is produced in large quantities in this zone i.e. forehead, chin and nose than the rest of the face.

Treating clogged pores on face primarily involves tightening of the skin and thereby making the pores look smaller.

Causes of Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores primarily occur in those who have oily or combination skin. There are many causes of the same:

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Frequent acne or pimples on face
  • Excessive blackheads
  • Unhealthy skin care routine
  • Improper skin cleansing
  • Excessive use of makeup
  • Not removing makeup.
  • Smoking heavily
  • Sun damage caused to skin.

These are some of the reasons which may lead to the pores of the skin becoming larger.

Read: How to Get Rid of Dark Marks and Dark Spots from Acne

How to Treat Clogged Pores: Steps Involved

Cleansing is a must when it comes to treating enlarged pores. You need to properly cleanse your face at least twice a day in order to remove excessive oil and impurities from the skin.

Exfoliation is the next step. It is effective to exfoliate your skin in order to help it get rid of dead skin. An alpha hydroxyl acid scrub is effective.

Read: 7 Best Exfoliating Products To Make Your Face Acne and Blemish Free

Make sure to scrub gently and not too tightly. It is good to use those scrubs which have facial beads. Though you may exfoliate the entire face but give prime emphasis on the T zone.

Steaming is important. After you have exfoliated your face, the next step has to be steaming it properly. This helps to open up the closed pores and remove impurities easily.

Once done, finish it off with applying a good toner. Toner helps to tighten the skin pores in a natural way.

Applying a skin tightening mask to your face is a good way to tighten the skin pores. Just let the mask remain for 10 minutes before you wash with lukewarm water.

Best Ways to Treat Extremely Clogged Pores
Best Ways to Treat Extremely Clogged Pores

A pore minimizing lotion too can help in treating the enlarged pores. You can even get moisturizers which are specially meant to make the pores smaller as they also help to fight oiliness.

When it comes to going to party and treating your enlarged pores, then it is best to apply face primer properly on your face and neck before applying foundation.

You can use Sally Hansen Luminizing Face Primer or Cover FX Clearprep FX Matte Foundation Primer. Both work effectively.

You can also trying using a chemical peel which contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid to remove the acne, dirt and other impurities. It helps to soften the skin surface.

Know How You Can Close Open Pores

Treatments for Large Pores

There are various treatments which are available for enlarged pores. These need to be done only in consultation with a good dermatologist.

Microdermabrasion: it is basically a non chemical procedure which is done to rejuvenate the skin, get rid of dead cells and helps in proper cleansing and exfoliation of the skin.

This method is considered to be quite effective in shrinking pores which are quite large.

Chemical peels: These are said to be effective in reducing the size of the pores as well as makes their appearance less visible. The chemicals in these peels help to remove the dead layers of the skin.

Laser Resurfacing: This method is useful in treating not just enlarged pores but also wrinkles, age spots, skin discoloration and acne scars too.

It helps to make the skin elastic and helps in production of collagen. It tightens the skin, makes it look more even.

How to Shrink Closed Pores

Tips for Treating Extremely Clogged Pores

It is best to avoid applying foundation in the T zone if you have enlarged pores or first apply a primer and then foundation.

A neutral blotting powder should be applied to areas where the pores are large because it helps to dimes their appearance. It gives a soft and smooth matte finish to your overall look.

You can apply tinted creams and gels too to get rid of these large pores.

You can also rub on the pores which help to tighten the pores.

Apply tomato pulp and potato water on the face which reduces the appearance of these pores.

Do not squeeze your blackheads or pimples as they too may enlarge the pores.

Read: 17 Natural Home Remedies for Getting Rid of Blackheads on Face and Nose

Avoid those makeup products which might cause irritation on the skin.

Hope you liked some of the tips mentioned in this post, if you too suffer from this problem do share how you treated the same. I would be glad to know your side of the story too.

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      3 years ago

      I have enlSkuarge pores how can i shrink them & baledness in my skull

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