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The 4 Best Skincare Practices to Help Reduce Enlarged Pores

The 4 Best Skincare Practices to Help Reduce Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores often pose a common aesthetic concern for individuals striving for smooth and flawless skin.

Despite the inability to alter the inherent size of pores, there are effective strategies that you can be employ to minimize their noticeable appearance. Implementing a consistent skincare routine and adopting specific lifestyle habits can help address the factors contributing to enlarged pores, and lead to a smoother and more refined skin texture.

What Are the Causes for Enlarged Pores?

Simply put, pores are literally channels of your oil-producing sebaceous glands. These channels get clogged and then dilated, which is what we see on the surface of our skin. Large pores can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • High sebum excretion
  • Decreased elasticity around pores
  • Increased hair follicle volume
  • Sex hormones
  • Skin care regimen

    How To Reduce Size and Appearance

    Properly Cleanse

    When trying to reduce large pores, many patients ask whether lasers and chemical peels can treat pores. The answer is no, not on their own; pore-shrinking starts with proper cleansing.

    Making sure pores are clean creates a foundation for other treatments to build on. Start with a deep, effective cleanser like Rinse, which is going to remove dirts and oils from the skin.


    Regular Exfoliation

    A crucial following step here is to exfoliate, which clears the skin of dead cells that may be clogging pores.

    Polish is going to be a dual-action exfoliant, which not only gently scrubs away dead skin with gentle physical exfoliators like bamboo powder, rice, and matcha, but it is also an enzymatic exfoliator, with ingredients like Bromelian, working to dissolve the bonds between dead skins cells, allowing you to wash them away and reveal a cleaner, brighter complexion underneath.

    To ensure optimal results, incorporate Polish into your skincare routine 2-3 times per week. By doing so, you'll prevent pores from becoming clogged, thus minimizing their appearance and maintaining a more refined skin appearance.


    Keep Skin Hydrated

    Using the appropriate moisturizer is also important. When the skin is dehydrated, it can overcompensate by producing excess oil, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

    By using light, non-comedogenic (specifically formulated to not block or clog pores) moisturizers that contain beneficial oils, the skin is able to maintain its natural oil balance, which can reduce oil production and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Jojoba and Broccoli Seed Oil contain high levels of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins that help repair and protect the skin.

    Our Enrich Balm is an effective strategy for incorporating these nourishing oils into your skincare routine and will help keep your skin hydrated and balanced, thus reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and promoting a healthy, glowing complexion.


    Protect Your Skin

    Finally, you need proper sun protection to shrink your pores. When used consistently, a mineral-based sunscreen can increase hydration while decreasing oil loss and production. This is the key to good skin!

    Tips for Healthy Skin Maintenance

    Good, healthy habits can also help reduce enlarged pores. When it comes to the skin, if you are able to stay consistent with a clean lifestyle, you will be rewarded with beautiful, radiant skin.

      1. Stay hydrated by getting enough water and electrolytes.

      2. Eat less processed foods and more foods with antioxidants, like berries, avocados, and leafy greens.

      3. Take supplements to boost the nutrients in your body–your skin will thank you for it.

      4. Get between 7-9 hours of solid sleep every night for beautiful, bright skin.

      5. Avoid smoking and drinking.


      How Trifecta Minimizes the Appearance of Large Pores

      After realizing there wasn’t an affordable, effective skincare line for my patients that they could easily follow, I spent five years creating the groundbreaking KaramMD skincare line. 

      The Trifecta provides all the vital ingredients to reduce the appearance of large pores in an easy, three-step system suitable for all skin types. These ingredients are vital for keeping the skin clean to minimize large pores, preventing the signs of age, and rejuvenating the skin:

      • Retinol
      • Vitamin C
      • Hyaluronic acid serum and lipids
      • Niacinamide
      • Peptides
      • Non-hydroquinone lighteners

        Used together with the power of Polish, the Trifecta provides everything your skin needs to be as beautiful, supple, healthy, and youthful as you want. 

        Amir Karam MD

        Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
        Founder / Creator of KaramMD Skin

        Dr. Amir Karam is a renowned facial cosmetic surgeon and an authority in his field. With over two decades of experience helping patients achieve a younger, refreshed appearance. In addition to surgical procedures that sculpt a youthfully-defined facial shape, Dr. Karam takes the quality of the skin into account.

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