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How do you get rid of blackheads and large pores as an adult?

How do you get rid of blackheads and large pores as an adult?

Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more

Large Pores (Definition)

Pores appear as small openings in the surface of your skin. They are usually most apparent in the t-zone -- the forehead, nose and chin. Pores are more noticeable and may appear larger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Pore size is fixed and is determined mainly by your genes. Your pores may become slightly larger with age or with repeated exposure ...Read more


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At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs I can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Are there any herbs I can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Adjuncts only: Botanicals such as tea tree oil should only be used as adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your personal physician. Scars result only when acne is not treated as it should be, and I am sorry this happened to you. You are almost an adult and you need to take the initiative and get prescription-strength rx even if you've not been allowed to in the past. ...Read more

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I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose... Is there a way to shrink them? A prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!

I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose... Is there a way to shrink them? A prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!

PORES: Pores are not like doors. You cannot open and close them whenever you wish. Pores are the openings of oil glands; they are inherited; you cannot change their size. Oily skin & severe acne may make pores “appear” larger. Squeezing blackheads & pimples can lead to permanently widened pores. Toners & astringents can make them look smaller temporarily. And get rid of your magnifying mirrors! ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of large pores on my cheeks?

What can I do to get rid of large pores on my cheeks?

Astringent : Pore size is predominantly a genetic issue, but I would recommend that you use an astringent like witch hazel. ...Read more

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How to get rid of large pores cheaply?

How to get rid of large pores cheaply?

Large pores: A potent astringent, lemon juice tones your skin and reduces the appearance of large pores. In her book "natural beauty secrets from india, " roshni dayal recommends soaking a clean cotton pad in lemon juice and dabbing it onto your face to shrink pores. Leave the juice on for about five minutes, and rinse with cool water. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of large pores on my face and faded black spots? What is causing it to happen?

How do I get rid of large pores on my face and faded black spots? What is causing it to happen?

See plastic surgeon: A topical rx is available for both issues.
Both problems are multifactorial- the one you can control is sun exposure-- limit it as much as possible. ...Read more

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Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but I'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?

I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?

See a dermatologist: There are now in many creams and pills available to treat acne that is either mild or severe. They suggest you see a dermatologist to see which is best for you. Remember that any treatment takes several weeks to take effect. ...Read more

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How to rid of very large pores nose and by checks and on nose (large pores on cheeks and possible black heads on nose) what products? Epiduo is for?

How to rid of very large pores nose and by checks and on nose (large pores on cheeks and possible black heads on nose) what products? Epiduo is for?

Large Pores: Advances in dermatological care have lead to the development of a number of effective treatments for large pores. If you have large pores, you may benefit from the following treatments:
chemical peels, ipl photofacial, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, topical prescription retinoids. ...Read more

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Very oily skin, acne, large pores! Would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

Very oily skin, acne, large pores! Would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

No: No, laser won't cure you of this however fractional lasers can help shrink pore size which in turn will help with acne. There are products you can use for the acne as well as oil. There are other maintenance treatments with facials and peels that can help as well. The combination of lasers, products, and maintenance is the best option for you. ...Read more

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Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Yes and no: You can use it on your acne scars but it's not going to do anything. Oxy 5 (benzoyl peroxide 5%) is used for treatment of acne (pimples), not acne scars. It also has no effect on the size of pores. The treatment for acne scars and pores is usually laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of blackheads and pores on your face?

How do you get rid of blackheads and pores on your face?

BlackHeads: There are many products that help remove blackheads and open pores: epiduo, ziana, acanya, retin a, (tretinoin) atralin, chemical peels, differin, proactive and others. See your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of blackheads/clogged pores on my nose? I have tried a pore cleansing expholiating scrub (st. Ives)

How do I get rid of blackheads/clogged pores on my nose? I have tried a pore cleansing expholiating scrub (st. Ives)

Retinoid: Blackheads are not dirt. They are plugs in oil ducts which are open to air [open comedones]. Air oxidizes sebum, turning it a dark color. Often they can be squeezed out. This does not spread acne and it does not cause scars. Tretinoin and adapalene are 2 agents which, used correctly and with patience, tend to clear blackheads after 2 or 3 months, then are continued to keep it clear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of small pores on my face, it leads to blackheads. I don't want to try laser or peeling. Please suggest some affordable remedy?

How can I get rid of small pores on my face, it leads to blackheads. I don't want to try laser or peeling. Please suggest some affordable remedy?

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) or one of its derivatives like tazorac or differin, are excellent treatment creams to help reduce your pores. The medicine takes more than 2 months to see results but be patient and you will see some improvement. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clogged pores on my breast? I also have blackheads behind my breast. Is this normal should I be worried?

How can I get rid of clogged pores on my breast?  I also have blackheads behind my breast. Is this normal should I be worried?

Be evaluated: I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Prescription topical retinoid medications can be helpful in preventing clogged pores. ...Read more

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Advice? Would microdermabrasion help with blackheads spots and large pores?

Advice? Would microdermabrasion help with blackheads spots and large pores?

Probably: Microdermabrasion, peels, and laser resurfacing can all help with large pores. The difference is that it may take quite a few microdermabrasion treatments to see a significant improvement. Deeper peels or laser treatments will likely give you a faster and more significant improvement. However, there may be a few days of a recovery period with the more aggressive treatments ...Read more

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How can I aid large pores and blackheads?

How can I aid large pores and blackheads?

Keep it clean: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key.

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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What is good for 40 year old women who have large pores, blackheads and redness?

What is good for 40 year old women who have large pores, blackheads and redness?

Adult acne: Adult acne is not uncommon and treatment should be individualized. I recommend evaluation by a dermatologist before trying any acne treatment. ...Read more

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I have large pores and blackheads on my nose and my cheeks. Options?

I have large pores and blackheads on my nose and my cheeks. Options?

Large pores: Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. ...Read more

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I have large pores and blackheads on my nose and my cheeks. Who best to clear them?

I have large pores and blackheads on my nose and my cheeks. Who best to clear them?

Large pores: Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. ...Read more

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I have oily skin, extreme blackheads on my nose and chin, & also large pores. What's a drugstore product that can fix these problems?

I have oily skin, extreme blackheads on my nose and chin, & also large pores. What's a drugstore product that can fix these problems?

Pimple appearance: The most important thing to remember is to avoid the urge to pick at your skin! Keep your skin clean and moisturized with hyoallergenic products, and apply benzoyl peroxide as directed on the package. A cool compress on red inflamed areas can help reduce the appearance. Avoiding sun exposure should also help prevent scarring and discoloration. ...Read more

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I'm 64 yrs. Old & have problems with large pores on nose & chin which fill with blackheads; have tried retin a (tretinoin) did nothing. Would chemical peel help?

I'm 64 yrs. Old & have problems with large pores on nose & chin which fill with blackheads; have tried retin a (tretinoin) did nothing. Would chemical peel help?

Rosacea: There is an adult variant of acne called "rosacea" which presents with large pores, oily skin, and redness of the nose, cheeks, and chin area. If this is what you have, other medications are likely to help, in particular, a topical antibiotic called "metrogel" or other oral antibiotics like Minocin (minocycline) or tetracycline. ...Read more

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I need help from a dermatologist. Is there any way to get rid of my acne and big pores? In medication or by surgery? Pls help

I need help from a dermatologist. Is there any way to get rid of my acne and big pores? In medication or by surgery? Pls help

ACNE AND BIG PORES: EVERY DERMATOLOGIST HAS HIS AND HER OWN WAY OF TREATING ACNE
I BELIEVE THAT DIET IS VERY IMPORTANT.
NO NUTS, NO PEANUT BUTTER, NO CHOCOLATE AND CUT DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS.
MANY GOOD ACNE SOAPS ARE ON THE MARKET AND MANY BENZOYL PEROXIDE CREAMS AS WELL.
AS FAR AS BIG PORES ARE CONCERNED: WE ARE ALL BORN WITH CERTAIN SIZE PORES. CANNOT CHANGE THIS.
JUST GET RID OF YOUR MAGNIFYING MIRRORS! ...Read more

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I am having acne.... Because of that there are pores and marks how 2 get rid of that ?

I am having acne.... Because of that there are pores and marks how 2 get rid of that
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Facewash: If you are not already, wash your face with a sensitive face wash (non-soap) at least twice a day. This will help prevent additional issues. ...Read more