Can you really shrink your pores?

“Pore size is genetically determined,” says Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist in New York City. So the idea that you can shrink the size of your pores by using cold water or some magical beauty product is all but a fantasy. You have to accept what you were given and work your way around it.

There are several factors that can affect the size of your pores. Dead skin cells and trapped sebum which together forms pimples and can stretch out your pores. To combat that one needs to regular exfoliate. A great method is to use coffee. Being rich in antioxidants, it is great for removing dead skin cells aswell as stopping your skin from losing its tightness. Take some coarse, ground coffee beans and add olive oil to it. Add raw sugar if required and then gently rub it on your face. Wash with warm water and pat dry. U.V rays are known to weaken the collagen that supports pores and keeps them tight so going out in the sun without sunscreen is a definite no-no. One thing that people often tend to forget is that you shouldn’t pick at or squeeze a pimple as it can cause trauma to the skin permanently widening the pore.

Even the best pore minimizing products can not physically alter the size of your pores but that doesn’t mean you can’t cleanse your skin and give it the clear smooth look that you want. All one needs to do is use the proper products and take care of how you treat your skin. Learn more about pore minimizing products here.

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