Waking up to a big day only to notice that the pores on your nose look bigger than ever in the mirror is no fun. Unfortunately, your pore size is genetic, so you can’t actually reduce their natural size. You can, however, make them look smaller and stop them from stretching out with a variety of techniques.
WHY DO THE PORES ON YOUR NOSE LOOK SO BIG?
To understand what’s going on with your pore size on your nose, it’s important to first identify what the tiny dots actually are. Pores are the openings of hair follicles at the surface of your skin. Typically, the pores on your nose are more noticeable than those on other parts of your body because the sebaceous glands, which produce oils, are bigger. Unfortunately, the nose also happens to be one of the most visible parts of your body, since it sticks out from the center of your face. Not the best coincidence in the world.
Like we said earlier, genetics are the biggest influencer when it comes to pore size. People with paler and drier skin tend to have nose pores that are very hard to see. Pores on your nose will be more noticeable if you have darker skin or an oily skin type.
Environmental and lifestyle factors can also affect nose pore size. If your pores are clogged, or there is a buildup of oils and dead skin, they will appear enlarged and blackheads can develop. The sun is also a primary culprit in making your nose pores look bigger. According to CNN, the nose is the number-one sunburn spot, so don’t forget to put on sunscreen when you go out! Other causes include an unhealthy diet or lifestyle, hormones, clogged makeup and tobacco and alcohol consumption.
EVERYDAY WAYS TO SHRINK NOSE PORE SIZE
Since it’s not all about genetics, there are ways you can make your pores appear smaller. Here are the most effective simple steps we’ve found to keep your nose looking pore-less everyday:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before bed to get rid of dirt, makeup, skin, debris, and anything else that may block your pores. Add the Clarisonic cleanser to your skincare routine to get rid of six times the makeup and two times the dirt and oil than manual cleansing.
- Use makeup and moisturizers that are designed to not cause blocked pores (i.e. noncomedogenic).
- Properly apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your nose and other exposed areas of skin 15-30 minutes before you leave your house every day.
- Gently exfoliate your face one to three times a week to get rid of the dead skin cells that can block your pores.
- Try cutting back on alcohol and tobacco
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT REDUCING THE SIZES OF PORES ON YOUR NOSE
If the simple steps above don’t help you to reduce the large pores on your nose, all hope is not lost. You can visit us to receive more powerful treatments that are designed to shrink stubborn pores. Here are the ones we suggest, depending on your skin.
- Applying topical retinol to your nose can shrink your pores by whipping them into shape and getting them to function faster and more effectively. Ask your esthetician which topical retinol product is best for your skin.
- Light chemical peels powerfully exfoliate the skin, removing dead and clogged skin cells and reducing the appearance of your nose pores.
- Microdermabrasion involves exfoliating the nose with fine crystals or a diamond tip to break up dull, dead skin and suction away debris that are clogging your pores.
- Laser treatments, such as IPL and Pixel, can provide drastic results by increasing collagen production and tightening pores.
Though these cosmetic treatments work for many people every day, it’s important to note that some pores are naturally large, and may not be able to be reduced. Speak with an esthetician to learn if they can help with your particular skin.
By changing your everyday skincare habits and receiving rejuvenating treatments, you may be able to reduce the size of the pores on your nose forever. Have you had success shrinking the size of your nose pores? Reach out to us on our Facebook page to tell us you pore story, and feel free to ask us any specific questions you have about nose pores!