Myth #1: You can shrink or get rid of your pores
Truth: The size of your pores is genetically determined. You can’t make pores shrink or disappear, but you can minimize the appearance of your pores by deep cleansing, exfoliating and using corrective products. There are 3 common reasons for large pores:
- oily or combination skin type accompanied by excessive oil production
- lack of deep cleansing and exfoliation that leads to buildup inside your pores. The buildup will stretch out pores over time if not removed
- loss of elasticity due to aging.
Bottom line is that if you are bothered by the size of your pores, STOP! In a way, you just need to accept what you were given and do your best at taking good care of your skin.
And next time, when you hear certain skin care products make claims they will help you shrink or get rid of your pores, remember that it is a LIE!