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Shrink Pores?

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Nothing will make your pores smaller except Accutane, which actually shrinks your sebaceous glands. Even on Accutane, the effect is only temporary, as sebaceous glands slowly grow back.

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I disagree with the post above. Nothing will probably ever permanently shrink pores, but if you stick with products that promote collagen, such as vitamin a (retinoids) and vitamin c, you may see improvement. When I started using topical vitamin c I saw a huge improvement. I use the one by Philosophy called Turbo Booster C Powder, but you can probably go to a health food store and purchase ascorbic acid (vitamin c) for less money.

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The Regimen itself will not have any effect on your pore size.

Pore size can be genetic, and those of us with oily skin tend to have larger pores. I don't know of anything otc that really makes a big difference. There are some prescriptions though that can help their appearance by slowing down the oil glands. You will need to see a dermatologist for those options.

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