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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

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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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I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An 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? An 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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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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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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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 different 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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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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