How to minimise pores

How to minimise pores

The treatments and tricks to employ to blur oversize pores

Is there a way to tighten large pores?

While lines and wrinkles give our appearance character, large pores can make our skin look dull and uneven. “The size of your pores is genetically pre-determined and so there is little you can actually do to make them physically smaller,”

However, there are tricks to make them less obvious…



Excess oil and dead skin can make pores look bigger. “Try using a cleanser containing salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid and therefore able to penetrate through the oil at the surface to get to the bottom of the pores and give it a thorough clean out,


Cleansing and exfoliating devices such as the Clarisonic help to unblock the pores. To camouflage pores instantly, opt for a moisturiser or primer with light-reflecting powers.


In the clinic a course of IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment may also help reduce the apparent size of the pores.


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