There are two primary reasons large pores show up on your face – age and genetics. While neither of these factors can be altered or reversed, there are some things you can do to get rid of large pores for good. The verdict is still out on whether large facial pores can be eliminated permanently, but it’s something that has to be taken on a case-by-case basis. Using the methods below, you can at east expect to dramatically shrink your large pores so they are less noticeable.
So, let’s begin.
Harness the Power of Vitamin C and Retinol
Using a mild face wash or topical medication that contain either vitamin C or retinol can work wonders when it comes to reducing large pores. The antioxidants in these items remove dirt and oil form your pores while helping your skin to produce more elastin and collagen.
Exfoliation can be accomplished in one of three ways – at a dermatologist, spa, or at home. You can use a simple facial scrub to exfoliate from home and shrink large pores. You may also want to consult your local dermatologist or spa for a microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion is one way to gently remove dead layers from the surface of your skin and get rid of large pores. Be careful, though. This treatment can be harsh because it basically involves sanding your skin with a rotating wire or steel brush. Ouch!
Use a Chemical Peel Treatment
A facial chemical peel is perhaps one of the best ways to get rid of large pores. You can visit your dermatologist’s office for a chemical peel or you can do it at home. The average chemical peel administered by a dermatologist is going to cost you anywhere between $300 to $2000. On the other hand, you can find at home chemical peels of the same quality for as low as $80 and as much as $660 for more advanced kits. Choosing the at home route, you end up saving $220 to $1,340.