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Can SA make your pores appear larger?

I have been using Paula's Choice 1% BHA Gel for a few weeks now and still just get as oily as ever.

I have noticed that my pores are getting larger also and they look absolutely horrible. Well, of course my whole face looks horrible because of scarring that has been there for years.

Why is this happening, I don't need this on top of my scarring problems.

Does anyone else feel like they have the same problem??

Any explanation why this might be happening to me?

Is there any solutions for making enlarged pores smaller, whether it be temporary or permanent?


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The claim SA acid reduces oil production is a myth. I don't think it has any effect on the actual size of pores.

Is your skin in the peeling phase? When you touch it, does it feel a little rough at places, like fine sandpaper, those are flakes that will flake off in the future. During the flaking phase the skin may appear not very good looking. Make sure your skin is not getting redder, if that is the case you have to reduce frequency of application, you don't need extra inflammation on top of acne.

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