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A 22-year-old female asked:

Genes determine pore size& u can't shrink .but what if your pores are only big bc of daily makeup use and they enlarged. can u shrink them?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: But there are ways to make them appear smaller.The key to making pores appear smaller is to keep them clear. Stick with noncomedogenic moisturizers and makeup; avoid products that contain heavy ingredients, like petrolatum and mineral oil, both of which may irritate pores and make them look bigger. Always wash your face with a gentle cleanser.Exfoliating is also crucial.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2016

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