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"open Pores"

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Retin a did nothing for my large open pores.. I am thinking about going to a dr and getting a peel done.

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