STOP IT! (Open Pores)

Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. They’re also connected to your hair follicles.

If your pores appear larger, it may be because of:

  • acne
  • increased sebum production, which causes oily skin
  • sun damage
  • non comedogenic makeup

There are many ways to minimize the appearance of your pores. Here’s some tips for you :


Skin that’s often oily, or has clogged pores, may benefit from using a daily cleanser. Use of a cleanser can minimize some acne symptoms and keep your pores clear. Start by using a gentle cleanser that you can look for a label that states that it was made for people with normal to oily skin. It’s best to wash once in the morning and once in the evening. Washing more can irritate the skin.

After I workout, I always wash my face. It’s important to keep your pores clean after a good sweat.

Erin Heatherton

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We recommended you to use water-based products, including makeup. When it comes to cleansers, gel-based products are a good option too. They help clear oil from the pores, reducing their appearance. They work especially well for those with oily skin. Wash your face each night before going to bed, being careful not to over-wash your face with the cleanser. This may cause your skin to dry out. Whatever you do, make sure that all products purchased are non comedogenic!

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When you moisturize your skin, it produces less sebum, or oil, to compensate for dryness. Choose an oil-free moisturizer and apply after you wash and pat your skin dry. This allows the oil from the sebaceous glands to penetrate more deeply into the skin and prevents the pores from getting clogged.

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A quick way to reduce inflammation and the appearance of acne scarring is to use a clay mask. Clay masks work to minimize pores by drying out the sebum underneath your pores, as well as sticking to impurities and pulling them out as the mask dries. Try a clay mask two to three times per week as part of your facial cleansing routine.


Speaking of sunburns, don’t get one! It’s critical to use sunscreen everyday. Sun exposure can dry out the skin, make pores appear larger, and reduce suppleness. Be sure to apply sunscreen daily with SPF 30 or higher. You can even choose a moisturizer with SPF in it. Other ways to protect from the sun are to wear a wide-brimmed hat, opt for ultraviolet protective factor (UPF) clothing, and stick to the shade when the rays are intense.


If a late night has you longing for bed and tempted to skip your makeup removal routine, think again. Leaving your makeup on overnight is a recipe for blocked pores due to a buildup of product, oil, and bacteria. Even if you only use a quick makeup-remover wipe, it’s still worth the effort before your face hits the pillow. Ideally, leave enough time to cleanse with water and apply; toner to get any extra product cleansing you may have left behind