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Bigger doesn’t always mean better, especially when it comes to your pores and enlarged pores have become a new target in the quest for perfect skin. Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of your pores—they are the opening to our oil glands and tend to become more noticeable as we age. Also, contrary to claims made on labels for many skin care products, you can’t actually shrink your pores.

Step1  Prescribe to a skin health system appropriate to your skin type

Contrary to claims made on labels for many skin care products, you can’t actually shrink your pores.
But maintaining optimal health of the 3 important skin cells is essential to recduce inflamation of the oil glands!


Once established on a balanced skin care program, the key to making your pores appear smaller is to keep them clean.Excess oil can clog your pores—making them more visible—and can also cause acne. And no good comes from having pimples. In fact, picking at or squeezing a pimple can cause trauma to the skin, which may permanently enlarge the pore.

STEP 2 Use the   cleanser appropriate to your skin twice a day to wash away dead skin cells and prevent oil from building up.

 The truth about toners
We’re always being asked, “Do I really need to use a toner?” The fact is, toners play an important role in your skin care regimen by getting rid of any remaining makeup residue or excess oil that sits in your pores. Most Importantly your Toner adjust your skin’s pH balance so you have just the right amount of oil to protect your skin without causing blockages.

Step 3 Use a Toner Balanced to your skin type!

Many people love the fresh feeling after using a toner, and others maintain that their pores feel tighter! Choose an alcohol-free toner, such as the Obagi-C® Rx C-Balancing Toner* or Nu-Derm Toner, to prepare your skin for the next step in your skin care routine without drying out your skin.


Less is more
If you can’t fix it, covering up large pores sounds like the next logical solution. But caking on the foundation can actually make it worse. Foundation can pool in pores, making them more noticeable. Instead, prep your skin with a primer before you apply the foundation to create a perfectly smooth canvas—much like how spackle fills in holes on a wall before you start painting!

Step 4 Always remember to wash off the foundation before going to bed.

Summary

So next time you’re poring over your pores, remember, taking the 4 simple steps in your skin care  will not only help you maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin, but it’ll also help you achieve that look of pore-fection!


For Healthy Pores Obagi Shop Recommends: 
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CLENZIderm For adolescent acne
C Rx System Skin Care System to Help Address Early Signs of Skin Damage 
Nu-Derm Transforms Your Skin From the Inside Out