Recently, I came across an ad for "pore-shrinking" lotion in womens magazine. Over the years I have seen dozens of products promising to shrink the pores.
Shrinking pores is big business. But is it possible?
Can you shrink your pores?
Smaller, almost invisible pores are the ideal for perfect, flawless skin. Unfortunately, you can't change the size of your pores. Why? Because pore size depends on the amount of sebum/oil that your skin produces. More oil production equals larger pores!
Is it hopeless? Is there is there nothing we can do?
NO! ... and YES!
NO, you can't change the actual size of your pores. But YES, we can make them appear smaller. And it's all about how it looks. So if your pores only looking smaller that's still good.
What is the simple trick to making pores look smaller?
Regular skin exfoliation!
Unfortunately. a scrub will not work to reduce appearance of pore size. They make skin feel smoother, remove rougher surface layer. This helps makeup sit on the skin better.
Scrubs don't "shrink pores".
Don't overuse a scrub. Too much can make the skin irritated and leave it rougher. Use gentle to moderate pressure when scrubbing your skin. Use scrubs no more than twice a week.