What are the best ways to get rid of large pores?

A person’s pore may be more or less noticeable depending on their skin type. If a person is concerned about the appearance of their pores, there are some home remedies that may help.

Quick Facts

·        Pores are tiny holes in a person’s skin.

·        If a person has large pores, they may not beable to change this.

·        It is possible to reduce the appearance of pores by keeping them unclogged.

Why do pores become enlarged?

Every person’s skin is covered in tiny hairs, apart from the palms of their hands and feet. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top.

Every follicle has a gland inside that produces oil. This is called the sebaceous gland. When the sebaceous gland releases oil, the oil rises to the top of the skin and collects in the pore.

Excessive sebum: sebaceous gland produces excess oil, produces oily skin

Decreased elasticityaround the pore: skin becomes less supple, making pores appear enlarged

Increased hairfollicle volume: Pore gets clogged

When oil collects in the pore and combines with dirt or makeup, the pore can become blocked. This stretches the pore, making it look bigger than it is. If the pores remain clogged, a pimple will most likely form.

8 Ways to minimize large pores

  1. Choosing water-based products 

    It would be wise to avoid oil-based products, as this will lead to excess oil on the skin making pores appear larger.

  2. Wash, wash, wash 

    Make it a routine to wash your face every morning and evening, it cleanses the oil and dirt from the pores, which will help with reducing their appearance.

  3. Choosing gel-based cleanser 

    If your skin errs on the oil side, gel cleansers are your best friends. Remember that gel is activated by water,so dampen your skin before you foam up with gel cleanser. The benefits of a gel cleanser are to eliminate surface oil and impurities on your skin.

  4. Exfoliating 

    Exfoliating once or twice a week helps to remove things from pore that can be blocking them; this includes dirt,dead skin cells and excess oil. Look for exfoliating products containing salicylic acid, which is a natural acid that helps release dirt from the pores.

  5. Applying a clay mask

    Apply all over your face and sit back and relax. Masking should be once or twice a week, but beware not to leave the clay mask too long. The damp clay mask will release beneficial minerals, and the start of the dry phase will exercise your capillaries and stimulate blood flow as the mask cools. When it hits the dry phase beware, it will draw moisture away from the surface of your skin, so make sure when you mask don’t leave it till it cracks.
  6. Moisturizing daily 

    We admit that moisturizing oily skin may seem counterintuitive; however, it does assist in reducing pore size. Moisturizers hydrate and often the skin, allowing the sebum to penetrate deeper into the skin, thus they won’t be sitting on the surface of your pores.

  7. ALWAYS remove makeup at night 

    It is essential to ALWAYS remove makeup before going to sleep, we can’t emphasize this enough. Sleeping with makeup overnight will lead to pores becoming blocked, which will lead to buildup of bacteria in the pores.

  8. Wearing sunscreen 

    Dry skin = larger pores. So make sure to get your skin protected by wearing a wide-brim hat, lather up on the sunscreen and stay in the shade when the sun is the strongest.

How to promote healthier skin

Are you doing all the above steps but still find your pore glaring at you. Here are some additional steps that you can undertake to promote healthier skin:

·        Eat Well

·        Drink Water (Plenty of it)

·        Exercise Regularly

Other treatment options:


One of the first machines to combine a fractional CO2 laser with radiofrequency (RF) is here at Beverly Wilshire in Kuala Lumpur. TheSmartXide2 laser treatment corrects skin imperfections and counteracts the effects of aging like never before. By exerting both a laser and radio frequencyon skin tissues, new collagen can be produced effectively, therefore recommended for scarring, acne pits and scars, wrinkles, dull skin and pigmentation lesions patients.


This Fraxel Laser treatment helps rejuvenate the skin to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, scars and dark spots with the non-ablative fractionated laser that stimulates collagen growth in the skin. Done in a series of treatments, no open wound is created, thus resulting in a faster recovery period with very little downtime for patients. It is recommended for acne scars, enlarged pore and dull skin tone.

Clear & Brilliant

A gentle, non-invasive, fractional laser skin treatment,aiming to improve the natural radiance and bright glow of your skin which sets out to fight and reverse the signs of ageing. It is recommended for tightening skin texture and reducing pores.

When to see a doctor

If you have ongoing problems with your skin, such as acne,they should schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist or Aesthetic Specialist, who can recommend an appropriate treatment.

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