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4 Ways To Help Treat Large Pores

Large pores are a common problem, especially for men, who tend to suffer from this issue more than women. However, large pores tend to be a bigger issue for women because many women want silky, soft skin that will help them look younger. If this is the case for you, you will want to know what you can do to treat large pores. Here are four ways to do it:

  1. Use a Salicylic Acid Cleanser: Even if you don't suffer from acne, using a salicylic acid cleanser can still help reduce pores and keep them clean. If you aren't cleaning your face regularly, the pores are going to become clogged more easily. Since they are large, it becomes easier for dirt to get into your pores and trapped. 
  2. ​Exfoliate With Sonic Energy: There are many electronic brushes that use sonic energy to help cleanse your skin. This shouldn't be used everyday because it can cause irritation of the skin, but you should use it either once a week or every other day. Ask your dermatologist what they would recommend based on your skin type. When you exfoliate with a sonic energy brush, you are able to push your cleanser further into your pores. Larger pores contain more dirt, so by using one of these brushes, you are able to remove that dirt, which is going to help make your pores appear smaller. This is because when dirt is stuck in your pores, the black from the dirt makes your pores more noticeable. 
  3. Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing: When you are unhappy with your skin, it's always a good idea to visit a dermatologist who will be able to provide tips and treatments for your specific skin type to help you see the skin that you want. For large pores, many dermatologists will suggest laser skin resurfacing. This is because laser skin resurfacing boosts the amount of collagen on the surface of your skin to help your skin appear soft and smooth. 
  4. Use Oil Free Makeup: When you have large pores, using makeup is definitely a way to help make your skin appear more smooth. However, you have to be sure you are buying the right kind. The wrong kind of makeup can build up in the pores, which can actually make them look larger. Oil-free makeup will avoid this problem, which will ensure that your skin appears smoother. 

If you use these four ways to help with treating large pores, you can be sure that your skin appears smoother and your pores eventually will become smaller with the help of a cosmetic dermatologist like Greater Des Moines Dermatology, P.C.