Tips for Preventing Enlarged Pores

Many people struggle with enlarged pores, as some are born with them or have them due to age, genetics, or other biology-related factors. It is quite common for those with naturally oily skin, due to overactive sebaceous glands, to be more prone to having visible pores; however, the good news is that there are steps that you can incorporate into your daily routine for a good skin care regimen if you are looking to reduce their appearance. It is important to understand what causes enlarged pores and how to prevent them in order to keep your skin looking healthy and smooth. Here are some tips for preventing enlarged pores.

Cleanse Regularly 

Lady washing face in a bowl

Cleansing your face twice a day is one of the most important steps in preventing enlarged pores. Cleansing helps remove dirt, oil, and bacteria that can cause clogged pores and lead to breakouts. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip away natural oils from your skin. A good rule of thumb is to look for products labeled “non-comedogenic,” which means they won’t clog pores. If you’re looking for some cleansing options to start with here are a few:

Clay Masks

Clay mask textures

When it comes to facial cleansing, clay masks are a great way to draw out impurities and deeply cleanse the skin. Not only do clay masks absorb excess oil, helping to control skin’s natural sebum production, but they also help combat acne and can improve skin’s clarity and texture. Different types of clay masks offer varying benefits based on their ingredients so be sure you select the one best suited for your skin type. However, no matter what type of clay mask you choose, remember that it should be administered in moderation since overuse can result in dryness or irritation. For best results from a clay mask, apply it a few times a week and make sure to follow up with a moisturizer afterwards so your skin doesn’t become dry or irritated.

Gel Based Cleanser

Clear skin cleanser

We all want clean, refreshed skin that really glows. A facial cleansing gel based cleanser is the perfect choice for achieving this desired result. Not only is it effective in removing dirt and impurities from the face, but it also works to balance your body’s natural oil in your skin resulting in a healthier complexion. The gentle ingredients won’t strip away the essential oils your skin needs and provides an invigorating feeling that lasts all day long. 

Cleansers With Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid helps exfoliate the skin in a gentle yet effective way without causing irritation or redness. It also stimulates collagen production and helps promote a more even skin tone. For those with acne-prone skin, glycolic acid can help decrease breakouts and prevent clogged pores because it helps to get rid of dirt and bacteria as well as dead skin cells that would otherwise build up on your facial skin surface. When used regularly, glycolic acid can bring balance and brightness back to the complexion, resulting in glowing skin.

Exfoliate Regularly 

Golden hands using cleanser

Exfoliating regularly is another important step in preventing enlarged pores and for skin smoothing. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and other debris that can clog your pores, leading to enlarged pore size. You should exfoliate 1-2 times per week using an exfoliator with small beads or granules so as not to damage your skin. Avoid using harsh scrubs, as they can cause further damage to the sensitive skin around your nose, cheeks, and chin where enlarged pores tend to appear the most.  

Beta Hydroxy Acids

Cleansers and branches on a table

Incorporating beta hydroxy acids into your exfoliating routine can be a great way to give your skin an extra boost of smoothness and help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Beta hydroxy acids, such as salicylic acid, work to dissolve dirt, oil, and other impurities that build up on the skin’s surface and contribute to blocked pores. These acids are milder than traditional scrubs, which makes them safe for use around the nose, cheeks, and chin where enlarged pores often appear. For best results, use a cleanser containing beta hydroxy acids once or twice a week in place of harsher scrub options.

Moisturize Daily 

Moisturizing cream

Using a moisturizer every day can help keep the skin hydrated, which makes it less likely for dirt and bacteria to become trapped in the pores and cause acne breakouts or blackheads that can lead to larger pore size over time. Look for non-comedogenic moisturizers designed specifically for oily or combination skin types as these will help reduce shine while still keeping skin hydrated throughout the day. 

Keeping your skin clean, exfoliated, and hydrated on a regular basis will help prevent enlarged pores from forming on your face or body. Additionally, it is important to avoid picking at blemishes or blackheads since this can spread bacteria and cause inflammation that could lead to larger pore size over time. Following these simple tips will help you maintain healthy looking skin without worrying about enlarged pores!

Looking For More Solutions?

If you have tried all of the above tips and still find that your enlarged pores are not responding to treatment, it may be time to consider professional treatments from a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. These professionals can provide highly-effective solutions such as Nordlys Frax laser or Morpheus8 treatments, chemical peels, Juvéderm and microdermabrasion.


If you’re interested in how our professionals at La Belle Vie can help, we offer treatments with the Nordlys Frax laser. The Nordlys Frax laser is a revolutionary technology used to help reduce the size of enlarged pores. This state-of-the-art system combines both fractional laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, allowing for localized treatments that effectively reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. The Frax laser targets overactive oil glands that can cause enlarged pores, causing heat which shrinks these glands and diminishes their oil production. This helps reduce pore size, as well as improve complexion, evening out skin tone and reducing scarring. It’s easy to see why this advanced laser treatment has become a top choice among both those looking to treat enlarged pores and medical professionals alike!

Morpheus8 Treatments 

Morpheus8 is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin laxity, enlarged pores and improve skin elasticity. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to boost collagen production and resurface the skin. The result is smoother, tighter skin with reduced pore size and less visible wrinkles. This treatment can be used on both the face and body, making it an ideal option for those seeking a comprehensive solution for their enlarged pores. This is also another treatment option that we offer at La Belle Vie!

Chemical Peels 

Cleanser being brushed on a face

Chemical peels can do wonders for reducing enlarged pores while also improving overall texture and tone. Chemical peels use different acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath with significantly reduced pore size. This treatment is best done by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon in order to ensure optimal results with minimal downtime. 

Juvéderm Fillers  

Face injection

Juvéderm fillers are another great option for reducing enlarged pores without undergoing surgery or other invasive procedures. Juvéderm fillers are injected into specific areas of the face in order to plump up hollow areas and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and large pores. In addition to minimizing pore size, this treatment can also provide a natural-looking lift around eyes, cheeks, lips and other facial features that become sagging over time due to aging or weight loss. Juvéderm is also another solution that we have available for our clients!


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliating technique that uses tiny crystals or diamond tips to slough off dead surface cells from the top layer of your skin while stimulating collagen production below—all while minimizing enlarged pores in one fell swoop! This treatment is great for all levels of skin sensitivity since it does not require any incisions or injections; however it will require multiple sessions in order for you to achieve optimal results in terms of reduced pore size as well as improved overall texture and tone.   

Enlarged pores don’t have to be something you have to live with forever—there are plenty of treatments out there that can help you get back smooth, even-toned skin without having to undergo surgery! From Morpheus8 treatments and chemical peels to Juvéderm fillers and microdermabrasion treatments, there’s sure to be something out there perfect for your specific needs when it comes treating your enlarged pores once and for all! If you want more information on the Morpheus8, Nordlys or Juvéderm treatment available at our clinic please don’t hesitate to contact us today – we would love nothing more than seeing you reach your skincare goals!

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