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Saturday, June 20, 2009

'Shrink' My Pores, Please

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Products that claim they can shrink or get rid of pores are the ones that entice me. Being a victim of large pores and black heads, I am was willing to drop money after money to find a product that lived up to its promises. Well...

Pores are simply openings; they don't have tiny muscles that dilate and contract... There are no products that will get rid of them, either. You're born with a certain number of pores and that number remains constant throughout life.

The best thing to do is to keep pores clean because trapped oil and dirt will develop into black heads. This can be done by cleansing and exfoliating. Please note that washing your face more than twice a day (even if you have oily skin) is not recommended.


About Paparazzi Skin

A blog that explores skincare and the truth behind product claims.

I am not a dermatologist nor do I claim to be. I extract information from books and the internet that I believe will help educate readers and myself about skincare.

From time to time I will do makeup-related posts.

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Toronto, Ont., Canada

Skincare Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beautiful Skin
by Marsha Gorden and Alice E. Fugate

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