by Natalia Munoz on February 01, 2022


The beautiful, healthy, and youthful look on the skin comes from regular care, good health, and diet. Different skin conditions affect the look of the skin and the face. One situation is that many faces have enlarged pores.

Pores are small holes on the skin, and they can expand in size for various reasons. The three significant factors that contribute to skin pore enlargement are the excessive secretion of sebum, reduced skin elasticity, and increased volume of hair follicles. All of these and more can alter the size of the pores. They do not pose any threat to the skin's health, but they have a plan on the overall look. With that being said, large pores are one of the leading beauty concerns, but they can also lead to the appearance and formation of acne and blackheads.

So what can you do to shrink pores and keep your face looking fresh? Here are some valuable tips:


1. Go with water-based skincare products 

Water-based skincare products and cosmetics, are the best to treat large pores and prevent new, extra oil in the pores. These products labeled as "oil-free" or "won't clog pores" are the best option to go with. 

Basically, the formulation uses water as the star ingredient to help all the other nourishing goodies pack a punch. They absorb easily and quickly, so your skin feels rejuvenated in an instant.

Water-based products work with all skin types, thanks to their non-greasy consistency. So, whether you have dry, oily, or mixed skin it’s time to dive into this new trend. 

The benefits of water-based skincare are second to none. Not only do they quench your skin’s thirst, but they also help plump your complexion. This anti-aging element reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a youthful, hydrated glow.



2. Keep a regular washing routine

No matter your skin type, a daily skincare routine can help you maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. A daily skincare routine has four basic steps you can do once in the morning and once before you sleep.

Keeping a regular day and night face washing ritual is essential for keeping the large pores at bay. A gentle cleanser and lukewarm water are enough to clean the pores and remove dirt and excess. 

Start with a basic and simple routine to see how your skin reacts. Once you’re comfortable, you can then add extra products such as exfoliants, masks, and spot treatments to boost your skin’s health.

And don’t forget to patch test new products, especially if you suspect you have sensitive skin. This can help you identify potential allergic reactions.


3. Find a suitable cleanser

A great way to shrink pores is to use a gel-based cleanser. It is a lighter version that clears the excess sebum and minimizes their appearance. 

Choose a cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin tight after washing. Clean your face no more than twice a day, or just once, if you have dry skin and don’t wear makeup. Avoid washing for that squeaky-clean feeling because that means your skin’s natural oils are gone.



4. Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a part of the regular skincare ritual, which you shouldn't miss, especially if you are fighting enlarged pores. One to two times a week is ideal. Go with products containing salicylic acid to unclog the skin pores and prevent future blockage. 

Skin naturally renews itself every 28 days, bringing new, healthy glowing skin cells to the surface. As we age, this process slows down, and when dead skin cells start to pile up, your skin starts to look dull, rough, and dry. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells by breaking the bonds that glue them together, allowing new cells to surface, and giving your daily glow an instant boost. 


5. Wear sunscreen

When the skin is exposed to the sun rays without protection, it can dry and make the pores look more prominent. By wearing sunscreen, you will reduce the pore size and make your face look fresh and soft. 

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best — and easiest — ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. Used regularly, sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging.




At InnoNaturals, we believe that establishing a healthy skincare-ritual is best for healthy and glowing skin. In your fight against enlarged pores, be sure to keep those rituals as frequent as possible, and you will see excellent results.