Dec 17, 2019

What Can I Do For Congested Pores and Blackheads?

We all have questions about our skin. Wouldn't it be nice to have those questions answered by an expert? Watch below as Dr. Elizabeth Roche answers a popular question that plagues many of us battling large pores. 

#1) Clean your face, every night

Start with a good cleanser that has a little bit of lactic acid and a little salicylic acid says Dr. Roche.  “You'd be surprised how many people will go to bed with their makeup on. And that's terrible for your skin. So clean your face!”

Salicylic acid and lactic acid facial cleansers will help heed off the issues that make pores appear larger over time.

#2 Add Retin A to your skincare routine

Start using a Retin-A product. “Retin-A may be harsh on some patients, s talk to your physician and let them guide you on how to use the product. It’s a good product to use, but if you overuse it you may get turned off by it,” explains Roche. 

#3) Specialized treatments 

There are specialized treatments in your dermatologist or skin care specialist’s office that can help. Roche says something as simple as a Hydrafacial may do wonders. HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin. It removes debris from your pores using suction, and then nourishes and moisturizers with antioxidants and peptides.  

And finally, Roche says lasers can also help with the appearance of large pores. Treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatments help stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation, therefore reducing the look of large pores. 

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