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Pore Size. Can it be helped?

Some of the most common complaints estheticians hear involve pore size. Let’s break down the science of “pores” and how to reduce the appearance of pores.

Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. They’re also connected to your hair follicles. A common misconception is that pores open and close, when in reality they soften and harden. Unfortunately, that means pore size cannot be changed. However, there are many things you can do to minimize the appearance of pores.

See your skincare specialist

Professional treatments will be extremely beneficial to reduce the appearance of pores. Your esthetician may recommend certain procedures to help with enlarged pores, such as microneedling and laser treatments. We recommend a monthly HydraFacial for what we like to call “a carpet cleaner for your face.” If acne is a contributing factor to large pores, your esthetician will also be able to correct current breakouts and prevent future breakouts. 

Get on a good skincare regimen

Skincare is 80 percent of the fight. For reducing the appearance of pores, we recommend ZO Oil Control Pads, ZO Instant Pore Refiner, and ZO Exfoliation Accelerator. For a more comprehensive skincare regimen, talk to one of our estheticians. 

Use non-comedogenic makeup

Comedogenic means pore-clogging, so make sure you’re using makeup and products that are non-comedogenic. Click here for a useful product ingredient checker, and a list of pore-clogging ingredients.

With the right skincare products and treatments, you can make pores less noticeable and have your very best skin.