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    How to shrink pores
    MissCaptainKirk posted:
    Hullo hullo,
    I have large-ish pores on the sides of my nose and the top part of my chin where it meets my lip. They aren't bad but i would really like to shrink them or clean them out or whatever. I exfoliate, use an astringent, use face masks sometimes, don't wear makeup and it isn't hereditary so I don't know what to do.
    How do I shrink em?
    Thanks in advance!
    Susan Evans, MD responded:
    Our Pores are essential to our skin's health.Pores allow our skin to remain healthy by providing essentially oils to keep our skin soft.Unfortunately, extremely large pores may be primarily Genetic.However ,there are several things that you can do to help control pore size ,the first is to thoroughly cleanse your face with an exfoliating chemical peel . (a note of caution, do not over exfoliate ,this may lead to increased oil production)I recommend visiting your physician at least every 6-8 weeks to receive a prescription strength exfoliating treatment. next consider exfoliation with microdermabrasion. And finally, avoid excessive sun exposure,sun damage to your skin can decrease your skins' elastin and collagen fibers which will cause your pores to stretch and enlarge

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