Overactive PoresPores are little tiny openings in our skin that allow the glands below to secrete fluids like oil and sweat. We tend to have more active sebaceous (aka oil) glands along our nose, so our pores get clogged faster and deeper there. So if you’re someone with combination or oily skin, then you’re naturally going to deal with excess oil production and larger looking pores along your nose even when you don’t deal with them anywhere else on your face.
It’s an IllusionSo can you make them smaller? The sad truth is that no matter what you do, you can’t actually shrink your pores. But, you can make them appear smaller. The trick is to develop a routine that cleans out your pores and reduces future buildup.
Pore Minimizing Dream Routine
If you’ve got enlarged pores on your nose, your skincare routine should focus on exfoliation and oil reduction. You want to start by using a good cleanser that uses AHAs or BHAs to gently remove dead skin, oil, and dirt from your pores, daily.
Next, use a once a week treatment to go deep into your pores to eliminate any buildup. For nose specific treatments, try using a nose strip or applying a deep cleaning face mask along your nose to target blackheads there.
Lastly, make sure you’re using products that work for you. Use a daily serum that uses salicylic acid to slow your oil production- Alder New York’s Everyday Face Serum uses willow bark and rosemary extract for this purpose. Reducing excess oil production will prevent future clogged pores from being an issue.
If you follow these steps, you may not be able to make your pores disappear, but you will definitely make them less noticeable. It's a different path to the same good skin result.