How To Shrink Large and Open Pores?

Also, aging is one of the factors that gradually affects the skin’s overall elasticity, which weakens the support around the hair follicles and eventually forming rather larger pores.

Once large or open pores are formed, it is almost impossible to fully get rid of them. In fact, if this problem is left untreated, it will become more and more serious as time goes by. Since the skin will become drier and more dehydrated.

But, the good news is that there are a lot of ways to help reduce and shrink large pores’ appearance. In this article, we will be covering all the possible ways to effectively do that.

Do Not Overclean

Our central nervous system releases and regulates our body’s natural oil. So, excessive cleaning will cause some turbulence to this natural releases as it will continue to release more oil from the sebaceous gland. Then this excessive oil discharge on the skin will clog the pores and cause them to get bigger and bigger.

Therefore, it is highly advised that you do the cleaning moderately and do not overdo it as it will cause more skin problems in the long run.

Daily Cleaning

On the other hand, you have to do daily thorough cleaning. Too much oil discharge on the skin’s surface is the main reason for causing open pores formation. If the pores do not get cleaned on a daily basis, blackhead and acne will start appearing in the form of those ugly circles on the surface of the skin.

Just make it a habit to wash your face thoroughly twice every day, and it is very crucial to carefully choose skincare products that are suitable for your skin, Once you find the most suitable product, you can then start applying it by rubbing the soap on your hand, then gently massage your upper chest area and face, then wash off the soap with warm water.

Finally, use cold water to wash off the soap again. Coldwater can help maintain skin elasticity and vibrancy. Also, it is recommended to use a sonic brush for thoroughly cleaning extra oily parts in your skin.

Regular Exfoliation

Scrubbing and removing old dead parts of your skin will enhance metabolism and absorption functions of it, and will also minimize the risk of large pores formation. It should be noted that people with open pores should be very careful and choose mild exfoliating products, so as not to hurt themselves. Just use a smooth scrub and T-zone mud mask once a week. As for the U-zone mud mask, you can use that twice a week.

Whether you have large pores or open pores, make sure you do not rub the skin so hard as this will cause some unwanted complications. You should also use a moisturizer to smoothen and tighten up the pores.

Moisturize Your Skin

As mentioned before, one of the main reasons large pores are formed is due to poor metabolism of the skin. When the skin lack water, it will release more oil and eventually clog the pores, that is how they get larger.

Moisturizing your skin will hydrate it enough and eventually will shrink the size of the pores. But, when choosing a moisturizer or a skincare product to serve that purpose, make sure you don’t choose a product that contains animal or mineral oil. Also, since open pores are directly related to the release of too much oil, don’t use a skincare product that is highly nutritious.

Just get a product that is refreshing with the effect of lowering oil release to the skin’s surface to target the T-zone area.

Appropriate Replenishment of Oil-Controlled Food

If you are oil by nature, that means that your sebaceous gland is more active than the normal skin. This is when you consider eating more food containing Vitamin B2, B6, and zinc. These vitamins and minerals can control oil production in our bodies. And, can also help prevent open pores and acne outbreaks.

How To Shrink Large and Open Pores?

Use Skincare Products That Contain Effective Ingredients

Skincare products that contain alcohol (ethanol and propanol), acids ( salicylic acid, fruit acid, and glycolic acid), enzymes, and plant extracts, can improve open pores to a good extent.

Alcohol can inhibit excessive oil release, while acid inhibits the keratosis of hair follicles. Also, Enzymes are important as they can decompose keratin, and plant extracts such as calendula, marigold, lavender, and tea tree are great anti-oxidant and have a great effect in shrinking and minimizing large pores.

Just note that alcohol and acid components can be very irritating on the skin in case it’s sensitive.

Isolation and Sun Protection

Ultraviolet and computer radiations will not only cause dryness of the skin but also damage the skin’s fiber elasticity. You should always apply a sunscreen product when necessary. Especially if the nature of your work is generally outdoors, you should always use a strong sunscreen product.

Less Makeup

Although cosmetics and makeup can temporarily cover the open pores on our faces, it makes the skin very fragile. Also, makeup clogs closed pores and only deplete the skin of oxygen, which is the reason behind large pores formation in that case.

Cosmetic Treatments

Laser treatment

Principle: Gets rid of the fungus, Enhances and promotes collagen in the body, and then achieve great results with the skin’s life cycle and cell regeneration.

Features: Removes acne and acne scars without harming the skin.

Therapeutic effect: Shrinks pores and removes acne.

Recovery Period: 1 week, although it requires 3-5 times treatments.


Principle: Using micro-needles to open the skin’s pipeline to help with collagen formation in the body.

Features: Safe on the skin, does not destroy the skin’s structure, and very easy to operate.

Therapeutic effect: Shrinks pores and removes acne

Recovery period: 1 to 3 days ( Require 5-6 times treatments)

Photon rejuvenation

Principle: Uses light pulses to stimulate fiber elasticity and collagen.

Features: Improves skin’s texture

Therapeutic effect: Removes pigmented spots, shrinks pores, and acne scars

Recovery period: 3 to 5 days (Require 3-5 times treatments.)

Disclaimer: If you want to accept Cosmetic Treatments, you should go to a regular hospital, under the guidance of a professional doctor.

Kana Z

Kana Z

I am a writer focussing on beauty, cosmetics, skincare, haircare and body care. I have a special interest in establishing solutions for problem skin. I have being working and studing with some of the world’s top skincare experts, hairstylists, makeup artists, perfume creators, photographers and models. I also currently write for websites of the skincare brand. My Specialties: beauty, journalism, skincare, haircare, cosmetics and problem skin.

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