Edited by 325world, 24 December 2013 - 04:20 PM.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:38 PM
So I recently was told by a makeup consultant at a drugstore (was looking for concealer for my scars), that I have something called "open pores".
I did a bit of research, and it looks like open pores are like tiny ice pick scars. It is obvious that tight pores are more desirable, and I am assuming the size of the pores is another genetically determined trait.
Is there anything realistic I can attempt to reduce my pore size? My skin overall other than the scarred areas isn't that bad, but I want to try to close any open pores I do have. Are they basically equivalent to scars or can they be tightened?
Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:47 AM
your options include a facelift and thats about it - theyre not scarring so they cant be treated in the same way as scarring because its your skins natural state - scars arent. Tiny bit of foundation blended in circular motions with a brush makes a HUGE difference though.
Any product that shrinks your pores phyiscally tightens your skin by drying it out - make what you will from that, but to me thats not an improvement.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:52 AM
Just use smashbox photofish primer...That is all you need.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:42 AM
Salicylic acid can help "clean" them out and shrink them a bit. Retin - A is also a possible option if you wanna go a bit more aggressive.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:17 AM
Botox. I'm thinking about getting botox done and then getting laser to help correct it. I do believe it's a form of scarring and can be corrected, but not in a traditional way. I've seen improvement over the years but I still have "open pores" too.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:19 PM
Retin a did nothing for my large open pores.. I am thinking about going to a dr and getting a peel done.