Large pores can make you look older much the same way wrinkles can. You might be asking yourself, “What causes enormous pores to appear in the first place?” Pores may become enlarged from the skin not being able to breathe well so the pores expand to allow more oxygen in. Greasy oily skin, dirt or makeup’s are reasons why pores get blocked and spread out in size to breathe. Pores can grow bigger with weight increase then weight loss because of the loss of firmness and tone associated with losing weight. Pores look bigger with sagging droopy skin and loss of tightness from bone loss, collagen loss, and fat-loss.
Have you tried covering giant pores up with heavy makeup and thick layers of powder only to find it made them show up worse? Have you tanned your face to hide enlarged pores, but didn’t see a change in their size despite the color? In an attempt to stimulate collagen growth and fill in gaping pores, have you ever achieved sunburn over the entire facial area?
Despite any unsuccessful tries to take back your facial appearance there are some things you can do to help those unsightly pores become less noticeable or disappear completely.
1. Wash your face with plain soap and water.
Don’t use soap containing moisturizers. The moisturizers in the soap can leave a buildup behind that will make your face look oily. If you feel your face is drying out from the soap and water then switch to soap containing moisturizers such as “Dove.”
2. Use a mask.
A cheap mask that works wonders and is far more effective than the expensive pricey kind is “Milk of Magnesia.” It tightens the face temporarily while cleaning and removing dirt and oil. Shake it first before applying. It should be left on at least fifteen minutes before rinsing.
3. Use a massager.
Buy a small massager that has detachable attachments preferably with a facial sponge. This way you can choose which attachment works best for you. Do not run the massager under or around your eye area, but you can run the massager over your forehead touching the top of your eyebrows. Use it on the cheek area, around your lips, and on your chin. You can use the massager under your chin to help tone it up, but don’t leave it there long or you may feel like you’re choking.
4. Do facial exercises.
You can do these by hand or by purchasing a facial exerciser from “QVC.”
5. Buy products that specifically say for pores.
Most products were created to address a specific problem such as wrinkles, acne, dry or oily skin or pores. Read the label before you buy a product. Typical moisturizers, for instance, aren’t designed for treatment of pores. “Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream” is an outstanding product that really works.
6. If all else fails…
An old trick used in Hollywood for a younger look and to eliminate the appearance of pores was to pull the skin taut and tape it under the hair or behind the ears.