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Pore Minimizers

The approximately 22 square feet of skin that covers your entire body serves many vital roles, forming a protective barrier to keep all of your tissues and organs safe. The perfect insulator against the elements, your skin helps you to maintain the internal temperature necessary for all of your bodily systems to function properly, and when you become overheated, the skin helps maintain that crucial temperature, too.

The Importance of Pores

The secret to your skin's ability to regulate your internal temperature is your pores, those tiny openings that are found all over the surface of your skin. The pores are responsible for allowing perspiration to exit your body, producing a cooling effect to lower your body temperature. Shaped like tiny tubes, your pores also connect your sebaceous glands to the rest of your skin. These vital glands release natural oil called sebum, which helps keep your skin soft and supple.

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Pore Enlargement

Although they are necessary for your entire body to function properly, your pores can also lead to a number of problems if they become enlarged. A number of factors can cause large pores, but often, they occur due to dead skin combining with sebum to form clogs inside their tiny openings. The clogs cause pressure in the narrow pore tubes, which in turn puts stress on the attached glands. In response, the glands swell and cause the pores to dilate or swell as well. If your skin is naturally prone to being oily, you are at a greater risk for enlarged pores due to the already, naturally increased activity of your sebaceous glands.

The natural aging process also contributes to pore enlargement. As you age, your skin naturally produces less of the structural protein collagen. The decrease in this important building block of your skin tissue makes your skin less firm, resulting in lost elasticity and sagging. If the surface of your skin begins to sag, the pores will gape as well, forming a wider, more noticeable opening.

The Woes of Enlarged Pores

Aesthetically, the appearance of round, enlarged pores can be embarrassing, but excessively dilated or stretched pores can lead to other problems as well. The larger openings in the surface of your skin have the potential to harbor hardened deposits of dirt, which are commonly referred to as blackheads. If bacteria enter the pores, an infection can form, causing inflammation and what are commonly known as whiteheads or acne.

Pore Minimizing

While there is no way to completely prevent your pores from becoming enlarged, you can help reduce their size with over-the-counter skin treatments known as pore minimizers. A large number of products fall under this broad category of cosmetics. Because no two people have the same skin textures and tones, pore minimizers make use of a variety of ingredients, so that an effective product is available on the market for everyone.

Dermatologists recommend regular exfoliation as a key treatment for clogged pores...

Azelaic Acid

Found in grains like rye, wheat and barley, azelaic acid eliminates bacteria to treat whiteheads and removes debris trapped in the pores, allowing them to shrink.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Dermatologists recommend regular exfoliation as a key treatment for clogged pores, as it helps dislodge debris. Regular exfoliation also reduces the amount of dead skin on the surface of your face that can lead to clogs in the future. Alpha hydroxy acids are powerful exfoliating agents that dissolve the bonds between old and new skin cells, allowing dead skin to be whisked away.

Salicylic Acid

Long used as a treatment for acne, salicylic acid's actions are similar to those of alpha hydroxy acids, stimulating skin cell turn over to reduce the amount of debris on your face that can clog your pores.


A form of natural vitamin A, retinol plays numerous roles in skin health. One of the major benefits of retinol is its boost to the skin cell turn over process, assisting in the natural exfoliation that helps treat enlarged pores. Retinol is also effective at removing blackheads and slows down the aging process by interacting with free radicals in the environment.

Anti-Aging Formulations

For mature skin, products that stimulate collagen production have the added benefit of shrinking the pores. By tightening and toning the skin, anti-aging products reduce the sagging that makes your pores gape and become vulnerable to invasion by bacteria and dirt.


Pore Minimizers Products

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Microdermabrasion tool for superior exfoliation at home.
1.00 ct | PW001
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This ultra-soft mud mask deeply cleans, removes impurities and minimizes the appearance of pores.
0.3oz x 8 | WE002
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Minimizes pores and shine instantly.
1oz | BT081
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This exfoliating cleanser sloughs off the top layer of skin using eco-friendly micro-beads and a glycolic compound.
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6oz | SM102
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Achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup.
1oz. | TF119
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Instantly hydrates and minimizes the look of pores and wrinkles.
1.7oz | DD135
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The PMD Personal Microderm Device and skin care Starter Kit.
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Instantly blurs and fills the look of pores, fine lines and deep wrinkles.
1oz | PT263
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Reduce the appearance of large pores, mattify and refine skin.
4 oz | NV193
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This gel gently clears pores, reduces excess oil, and restores and strengthens enlarged pore walls.
1oz | BT143
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This product helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores while unclogging them.
1oz | OF036
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A detoxifying and brightening mask that is suitable for dry skin.
3.5oz | YK009
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A clarifying, brightening, smoothing and pore-tightening alcohol free essence.
1.8oz | TM006
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Visibly reduce pore size and control oil and shine.
2oz | NV218
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A balancing toner that leaves combination skin soft, soothed and refreshed.
6.8oz | EA166
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This cleanser uses micro beads and gentle exfoliators to help remove dead skin cells and congestion.
6oz | YD016
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A dual-action foam that deep cleans to remove dirt and oil as it tightens pores.
5.1oz | MR200
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Helps relieve skin congestion and imperfections without stripping natural moisture.
3.5oz | MR211
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A targeted treatment that helps to reduce oil and congestion such as blackheads.
2oz | MR199
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Makes pores tighter and less apparent, helps absorb excess oil and shine.
1oz | PY1128
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Instantly reduces the appearance of pores and shrinks them over time. Winner of Fitness Magazine Beauty Award "Best Pore Minimizer."
1oz | SI037
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A multi-tasking solution for daily and weekly oil and shine control.
5oz | PY1129
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A hard working foaming cleanser that helps to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
4.2oz | EA161
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Moisturizer with sunscreen keeps excess oil in check while minimizing enlarged pores.
2oz | PN051
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