(Closed) How to help big pores…

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ever since I started using this Bliss steep clean face mask my pores seem less visible…seems to get all the dirt/oil out…my pores don’t look clogged.  I got it at Nordstrom, but not every location carries the Bliss products.



Post # 4
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I saw results with facials, but then the pores get clogged again. So I am going to try what indecisive bride said, I love bliss products, they carry bliss at sephora too, It sounds better then my neutrogena facial scrub that doesn’t do a damn thing to help my pores. I hate my nose pores!

Post # 5
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Baking soda.

Try this for a week or 10 days:

Make a paste of baking soda and water (not too runny but not too crumbly). Gently massage it on to your [freshly washed] nose (don’t scrub like crazy, but let it exfoliate a LITTLE) . Then, let it dry and sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse it off. Do this every day and you should see a big difference after a week or so.

It has worked GREAT for me and I had huge, nasty pores on my nose.The baking soda absorbs the dirty oil I guess.

Best thing is, baking soda’s so cheap!

Post # 6
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Clinique makes a good pore tightener also!

I would also rinse your face (after using cleanser) with cold water.  That seems to also help tighten pores.

Getting a facial (splurge with maybe some tax refund money?) and also getting the aesthetician’s advice might be good too! 

Post # 8
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Great suggestions! I love the baking soda idea — au natural!

Post # 9
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m trying the baking soda thing….right…now…

Post # 10
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I tried that baking soda thing, it really works!!  Yay nose pores!

Post # 11
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Yayy! Get this – I think I read that tip in a Seventeen Magazine about 15 years ago. It worked then too! LOL.

Post # 12
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I cant say more about dermalogica microfoliant. Great for the whole face and you can really se a differnce after a week. The stuff lasts ages too, so a good investment!

Post # 14
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m a huge fan of an occasional baking soda exfolliation.  Cheapest facial product ever!

Post # 15
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2006

Scrub all you want but it won’t stop pores from being ‘clogged’ in the future.  

You may have heard of AHA’s of Alpha Hydroxy Acids?  They’re acids from fruit and milk that exfoliate the surface of your skin chemically, ie, without scrubbing, not mechanically.  They’re great if you have dry or normal skin but for oily skin and pores that are clogged or badly formed, you need BHA – Beta Hydroxy Acid, which is SALICYLIC ACID.  

Trust me, I’m not just trying to sound smart here, LOL!  Salicylic acid is perfect for us with oily, acne-prone, congested skin.  The black you see isn’t dirt as such: it’s oil and dead skin cells trapped at the top of that pore that has turned black when exposed to air = oxidisation. You can’t just wash it off. ๐Ÿ˜‰  BHA will help exfliate not only the surface of the skin, but into the pore also, helping reform it and make it healthier and hopefully, less likely to ‘clog’ again. 

 BHA also has mild oil-controlling properties – yay!

Go for a lotion or gel that has 1% and use that daily, maybe at night.  Or opt for a 2% concentration and use it every second day, as I do.  If you get dry patches, use it less often.

Ditch the pore strips and whatever other gimmicks or products you’ve tried and use somethign that will ‘get to the bottom’ so to speak, of the those little black dots.

More info here (not my website):http://www.cosmeticscop.com/skin-care-facts-understanding-bha-aha-exfoliants.aspx

Woah that’s a long page – just watch the videos! 

Post # 16
24 posts

I’ve had the best luck with Burt’s Bees Pore-Refining Mask.

Just put it on for a few minutes- natural ingredients, feels great and really makes a difference.

The nice thing is that the little jar is actually in powder form [so just mix a little water to create the mask]. It lasts forever! You can just use a tiny pinch to target one problem area or more for your whole face. 

I swear I don’t work for Burt’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ but if I did, I’d send you a free sample, haha.



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