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Reduce Size of Pores


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#Post 1 of 23 OFFLINE   hc123

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:46 PM

Can anyone suggest what's the best skincare regime to reduce the size of pores.. I'm trying Clinique Pore Refiner.. I guess I want something instant
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#Post 2 of 23 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

hi, and welcome to MuT !

i'm afraid you can't do much with pores . i've found some threads that might help you :
Help huge pores
Treating enlarged pores

#Post 3 of 23 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:09 PM

I don't know, but I'm looking out for suggestions too

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#Post 4 of 23 OFFLINE   StereoXGirl

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:33 PM

There is no way to permanently reduce the size of pores.

But if you want a temporary solution, there are a lot of products you can try. Just check out the links Magosienne posted or else try a search.

#Post 5 of 23 OFFLINE   xoxmonicaxox

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:19 PM

A great consistent skin care regime is all I can think of...deep cleansing/?

#Post 6 of 23 OFFLINE   RARA123

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:44 PM

i've been using Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing
for about 3 weeks now and it works very well on my skin
i absolutely love it

#Post 7 of 23 OFFLINE   Fatimah

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:41 PM

Yeah I agree with a good, consistent skin care regime...in the end even high end potions won't do much in the long run, if you don't maintain a good regime. I find that when I'm not drinking as much water my skin ends up looking very patchy and dehydrated, and the pores on my nose seem to be gaping open...lol..eww. Drink atleast 12 glasses a day, experiment around with some skincare products till you find something that suits you, and keep your fingers crossed. So far Neutrogena's Pore-Refining range and drinking lots of water helps me control my gaping-nose-pores problem.

#Post 8 of 23 OFFLINE   Sandy22

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:15 PM

I'm looking for suggestions too.

#Post 9 of 23 OFFLINE   Kathy

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:39 AM

Well...you mentioned Clinique. I like the Instant Perfector. It's lightly tinted and comes in a tube. I use that on my nose every morning and I think it does reduce the look of the size of my pores. Have you ever tried that?

#Post 10 of 23 OFFLINE   perlanga

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:31 PM

Yeah I also heard you cannot reduce the size of your pores, but only temporarily reduce them. That clinique product you mentioned is the best and your should always prvent them from becoming clogged because that's how they go from small to large.

#Post 11 of 23 OFFLINE   tint

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:34 AM

the best way i've found to clean my pores is to first apply 2% BHA liquid by Paula's Choice and then apply a lotion with 10% glycolic acid...both help to bring out the dirt underneath your skin so that your pores arent constantly clogged and enlarged.

#Post 12 of 23 OFFLINE   fiji

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:12 AM

I just started using dermadoctor pore perfect(2 days) along with md skincare daily alpha beta daily peel (which I love, i will never be without and has totally cleared up my acne btw)
If pores are stretched from clogs, you have to get the gunk out first before they can "shrink" back to whatever size they would be if they hadn't been stretched out from being clogged.

#Post 13 of 23 OFFLINE   cablegiirl

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:44 AM

I tried the aspirin mask mentioned on another thread here and it totally has reduced the appearance of my pores, particularly on MY NOSE!!
It's just 4-5 aspirin tablets in a couple of drops of water for a minute or so, then I use my fingers to apply it to my skin; leave it on for five minutes, then I wet my finger tips to massage it all over my face; then rinse with warm water. I saw an instant improvement, so I do it every morning now.
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#Post 14 of 23 OFFLINE   KathrynNicole

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:40 PM

Differin Gel worked for me. I cannot wait until I can begin using it again. (Pregnancy related no-no.)

#Post 15 of 23 OFFLINE   warpaintress

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:48 AM

People with dry skin don't have visible pores, hatejeans. Chances are your skin isn't oily at all.

Oily people get big pores. There are a few pore minimizing serums on the market that fix the problem daily. When you stop using them, they come back. Use a good detergent free cleanser (one that doesn't suds much), stay away from thick or cakey foundations and powders. Give your skin a break from makeup at least one day a week. Get on a moisturizer from a professional skincare line, like MD, Murad, Dermalogica, Clarins, Shesiedo, PH Balance, that is designed to help control oil production. Most of these lines make a moisturizer that will help your skin learn to hydrate itself without over producting oil.

By the way, although the asprin mask is effective, I really wouldn't recommend it daily as it's pretty harsh on the skin. Save it for special events and get pore minimizing serum to do under your moisturizer on a daily basis.

#Post 16 of 23 OFFLINE   cablegiirl

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:55 AM

Originally Posted by warpaintress View Post
People with dry skin don't have visible pores, hatejeans. Chances are your skin isn't oily at all.

Oily people get big pores. There are a few pore minimizing serums on the market that fix the problem daily. When you stop using them, they come back. Use a good detergent free cleanser (one that doesn't suds much), stay away from thick or cakey foundations and powders. Give your skin a break from makeup at least one day a week. Get on a moisturizer from a professional skincare line, like MD, Murad, Dermalogica, Clarins, Shesiedo, PH Balance, that is designed to help control oil production. Most of these lines make a moisturizer that will help your skin learn to hydrate itself without over producting oil.

By the way, although the asprin mask is effective, I really wouldn't recommend it daily as it's pretty harsh on the skin. Save it for special events and get pore minimizing serum to do under your moisturizer on a daily basis.
Really? It's supposed to be harsh? I have been told that I have somewhat sensitive skin and I haven't noticed any irritation or dryness or anything (using it daily).
Hmmm...
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#Post 17 of 23 OFFLINE   amym_79

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:31 PM

Great tips ! I think I'll give the asprin mask a try .

#Post 18 of 23 OFFLINE   love2482

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

Awesome tips!

#Post 19 of 23 OFFLINE   Mocha96

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:07 PM

Omygod this was a huge problem to me but i found that steaming your face for two -3 minutes, then soaking it in lemon and pinapple juice helps alot! my face was way better after i tried this!



#Post 20 of 23 OFFLINE   Jessethevampire

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:08 AM

It almost sounds like you need an exfoliator. Is your skin on the oily side? I would recommend trying a microdermabrasion. It helps clean out the pores and sloughs off all the dead skin cells. It can be quite expensive, but it is one of the best results you'll ever get in the skin car business.