I have oily skin, I don't want to dry it out but what can I use to minimize my pores?
Dominique from New York
Is that Da City you live in? There are more products to minimize pores than rats in the subway in your city.
However, I recall the movie "Mommie Dearest", where Joan Crawford plunged her face into ice every morning after cleaning and before going to the studio and that really thick makeup. I remember my Mom doing the same thing. If you have an icemaker, maybe this would work for you.
By the Oracle
Hi, Dominique. I'm a firm believer in taking very good care of our skin and thus recommend a good quality toner. Please check with some of the "better" skin care lines: Mary Kay, Estee Lauder, etc.
That said, Oracle's simple recommendation of ice water is good. You might also enjoy an egg-white facial masque or an oatmeal masque.
Take care of that skin! Cheers,
By Rose Anne
Most folks have a "Combination" skin, both large and tight pores, on separate parts of their face and neck. Best advice is to NOT overdo with ANY product. EASY does it, and DO NOT USE ANYTHING WITH MINERAL OIL ! It is the biggest offender for producing larger pores, as most professional Cosmetologists know. Oil of Olay is OK for mostly tight pores, but not so good for oily skin. A good multi-vit/mineral along with Vit. E supplement is conducive to good skin. Don't EVER use bar soap of ANY kind on the face or neck, only mild liquid unscented body wash.
Neutragena, although more costly, is safer than most anything else. Watch the talc content in makeup and cheek blushes because it can clog also. Do NOT use HOT water, but rather tepid luke warm washes and rinses. Ice water is for skin in the VERY BEST condition to begin with. Also, blow dry your skin after blotting with a clean face towel to MAKE CERTAIN it is dry before adding ANY SORT of creams, moisturizers, etc., to minimize fungus growth beneath the coverings.
I prefer to use a dry hand "glove" scrubber once a week to the largest pore areas only, then wet it and use lightly on the tighter pore areas. When blow dried, one can apply a tiny dab of Neosporin with a clean toothpick tip, should there ever be a blemish. It seems to treat most every sort of blemish effectively.
I like to use non-oily makeup SPARINGLY, using a new toothpick for filling any tiny lines, and only using makeup around the nose and mouth areas, fading into the rest of the face, then brushing on blush lightly on the cheeks.
I use a lipliner then chapstick for lipgloss, giving it a very natural look which I enjoy and on which I am complimented frequently. Hope this helps? God bless you. : ) (11/12/2006)
Actually, I also used to have oily skin and Vichy Normaderm is amazing, I always tell all my friends how my face got so smooth and defined yet they never go and buy the product because of the price. It's definitely worth it plus more. I started off with the face wash and now I have almost all the products under the normaderm name anyway. I highly recommend it. =) (11/12/2006)
I have extremely oily skin my face. I have found that if I use a facial brush to clean my face both morning and night with a good cleanser, my pores are so much smaller. It also breaks out far less often too. I had nothing but problems using my hands or a washcloth. (11/12/2006)
A dermatologist once told me that facial skin is very delicate and not to scrub it. She told me to always use chemical peels as they do not injure the skin. (11/12/2006)
Take 1 teaspoon of yeast and soak it into milk for 15 minutes and then apply it on your skin for 30 minutes. It will help to almost finish your pore problem, without drying your skin. Be sure that you use this remedy for at least 2 weeks daily, before going to bed. Do not use this in the morning it wont be that effective. Do not use warm water to wash your face. (01/08/2007)
Use Biore Deep cleaning pore strips. Once per week or less on a clean face. Don't talk on the phone, drink, chew gum nor eat when using the strip. You want your face to be perfectly still. Occasionally smooth down the outside of the strip when wearing it. The strips need to make good skin contact. Available at probably most drug stores, Target, Wal-Mart... Sometimes the strip leaves a little gunk behind - just wash it off. The strips come in a box.(06/21/2007)
I have huge pores on my nose and nothing worked. I used the nose sticky strips, scrubs, masks, peels; and they were all no use. The best thing I have used is toothpaste! Put it on like a face pack to the areas where the pores are most noticeable. Leave it until it has dried a little. Then, once you have rinsed it off completely, apply a thin coat of non perfumed hemorrhoid cream/jelly. Hemorrhoid cream is also good to apply all over your face and works in the same way as a firming face cream. Make sure to get non perfumed, LOL, because it has a very strong distinct aroma and you might give off the wrong messages, ha ha! (11/17/2007)
By Borasic Lint
What about a microdermabrasion for your skin, does that help? Oprah says that she loves it. Do any of you guys know which microdermabrasion she uses because she says that it makes her pores very tight. (02/01/2008)
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