How to get rid of enlarged pores on skin


Enlarged pores are one of the most common skin imperfections, and they can make you feel self-conscious. Enlarged pores on your skin can also cause breakouts and other problems. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of enlarged pores on your face. The first step is always finding a good moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated while also helping to reduce inflammation and redness associated with enlarged pores.

How to get rid of enlarged pores on skin

  • Use a facial scrub: To get rid of enlarged pores on skin, it is important to use an exfoliating product that will help remove dead skin cells that cause clogged pores. Using a cleanser is one way to do this, but you can also buy products specifically designed for this purpose like the Neutrogena Men's Daily Scrub or the Clinique Pore Refining Solution.
  • Use a facial mask: Another option is using a sheet mask while you are bathing or showering as part of your regular routine regiment; however if you have sensitive skin then choose something less harsh than those listed above (e.g., Clinique Pore Refining Gel). You might also want to consider buying some trial sizes before committing yourself fully so that there will be no surprises when it comes time for purchase!

How to Get Rid of Enlarged Pores on Skin

To get rid of enlarged pores on skin, you need to understand the causes of enlarged pores. Enlarged pores are usually caused by:

  • a lack of hydration in your skin (as well as other factors)
  • buildup of oil in your pores
  • bacteria growth in your pores


If you want to get rid of enlarged pores, exfoliation is a must. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and buildup on your face, which can cause clogged pores. The best way to do this is with an acid peel or glycolic-based product  (which has been dermatologist tested).

The frequency at which you should exfoliate depends on how much buildup there is—the more there is, the more often you should be doing it! You may want to start off by using a milder formula every other day for three weeks before gradually increasing your frequency until it reaches once per week or once per two weeks as necessary (depending on how sensitive your skin is).

Exfoliation also helps improve texture and tone by removing dead cells from within our skin's surface layer so they can be shed naturally over time instead of being left behind where they're causing problems for us internally.

Cleanse your face

  • Cleanse your face twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser to remove makeup and dirt from your face, then follow with a warm, damp cloth to further cleanse the skin.
  • If you have oily or combination skin, consider using an oil-free or water-based cleanser. These types of products don't strip skin of essential oils that keep pores clear and reduce acne-causing bacteria growth (pimples).
  • Choose a non-drying cleanser that's pH balanced—meaning it has no artificial ingredients such as sulfates or parabens (which can cause irritation). Also look for one with minimal alcohol content since this can lead to dryness on sensitive areas like around eyes or lips.

Pick a good moisturizer

  • Use a light moisturizer.
  • Choose one that is oil-free, but not too thick.
  • Don't use a moisturizer with toner or other added ingredients in it (like witch hazel). These products can make your pores look worse by making them look dryer, so avoid them!


  • Mix 2 tablespoons of a facial steamer with hot water in a mug.
  • Pour the mixture into your steaming pot, and add 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar (which will help remove excess oil).
  • Place the pot over boiling water for about 5 minutes to heat up before placing it on your face.
  • After 10 minutes, use an exfoliating pad to gently scrub away any dead skin cells that have built up around your pores. Rinse off with warm water until all traces of soap are gone before applying moisturizer or setting spray if you want to keep things looking fresh!

Use clay masks

Clay masks are one of the best ways to get rid of enlarged pores on skin. They help remove blackheads, absorb excess oil and tighten pores. Clays are also great at reducing inflammation and detoxifying your skin.

You can find clay masks in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and textures—from thick bricks to thin strips that look like they were made with toothpicks. The most important thing is finding one that fits your face perfectly so it doesn't slide down during use or irritate your eyes or mouth (which would be extremely painful).

Topical medications

There are several topical medications that can help reduce the size of your pores. These include Niacinamide, AHA BHA PHA peels, etc. 

You can also steam your face with warm water while you apply topical medication such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid—these will help unclog pores while causing no irritation and helping kill existing acne bacteria


The pores on your face are not just for collecting dirt and oil, they're also supposed to be small enough that your skin can breathe in order to keep itself clean. Over time, enlarged pores can become clogged with dead skin cells and other debris that needs to be removed from the surface of your skin. The best way to do this is by rubbing an exfoliating scrub over your face twice a week or more frequently if you have particularly oily or dry skin (or both).

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