EXPERT ADVICE FROM USRX FORMULATOR AND MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN
What causes large pores?
Can you shrink large pores?
How do you prevent your pores from becoming larger?
Minimizing direct sun exposure is the number one thing I recommend to prevent pores from enlarging. That means wear a daily moisturizer with SPF 25 or higher (click here for Dermshield SPF) and wear a hat when in direct sun for extended periods of time. Many clients don’t realize that regardless of skin tone or the time of year, everyone, everyday needs to wear a sunblock to protect their skin from the negative effects of sun exposure. Also, getting regular facials or microdermabrasion treatments with extractions can prevent clogged pores and black heads from remaining in the pore for too long. If they remain in the pore too long, it can lead to permanently stretching the pore out and being left with a little hole in the skin.
What are the best ingredients to use for large pores?
Besides sunblock (click here for Dermshield SPF) which prevents pores from becoming larger, I recommend using Retinol and Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid in your home care daily regimen. Retinol increases the skin renewal process which leads to more production of collagen and more support for keeping your pores tight. Retinol also removes the dead skin that accumulates on the surface of the skin, leading to clogged pores and black heads that stretch out the pores over time. Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid helps fight free radical damage caused by sun exposure and other poor lifestyle habits that lead to the breakdown of collagen and the pores enlarging. Also if you are prone to clogged pores, I recommend using Salicylic Acid, Sulphur, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Glycolic Acid. All of those ingredients kill bacteria, and control oil which lead to clogged pores and black heads. (Click here to see our acne products)