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    Right, once you've used the products to clear out your pores and they've worked, how do you make them shut and get smaller so the problems don't happen again? thanks
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    cold water
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    Cleanse, exfoliate, TONE and moisturise using an oil free moisturiser.

    If this is your daily routine, you should be ok.







    *Disclaimer: This only applies if you have fairly oily skin, which most people with pore troubles do.
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    (Original post by susiemakemeblue)
    Cleanse, exfoliate, TONE and moisturise using an oil free moisturiser.

    If this is your daily routine, you should be ok.







    *Disclaimer: This only applies if you have fairly oily skin, which most people with pore troubles do.
    lol

    thanks problem is though, I'm allergic to basically all exfoliants Also, how do you minimise pores? Permanently i mean, as oppose to momentarily with cold water
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    (Original post by *Bethany*)
    lol

    thanks problem is though, I'm allergic to basically all exfoliants Also, how do you minimise pores? Permanently i mean, as oppose to momentarily with cold water
    With astringents, i.e. toner.

    You could try using an exfoliating pad with your cleanser to *gently* rub at your skin. This has the same effect. Most skincare brands do hypo-allergenic stuff.

    You might find that going for the really cheap stuff is actually best. I find the Boots own stuff brilliant. Comes in blue packaging, really cheap, and is all fragrance free. The eye makeup removing pads and the facial wipes are great. Anyway, their skin refresher is basically a very gentle toner, and they do facial exfoliating pads for I think about 80p which are good to use sometimes with your cleanser, but you have to be very gentle! Don't be put off by the fact that they seem so coarse to start with. They do soften in water.
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    my mom always says to me: "remember to put on the toner after washing your face!!"

    but then again...i forget and jump straight to the daycream / moisturiser. :rolleyes:
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    omg does everyone actually do all that??
    after pore clearing, splash with astringent or cold water. witchazel is a good one, bu you can buy other cheaper ones.if you want to permenantly minimise pores, you can actually buy stuff that can do this. i think neautrogena do some moisturiser or/and astringent which sys it will minimise pores. just go in boots or superdrug and read the packaging of all the stuff u'd normally get eg clensers/toners/moiturisers, and im pretty sure you'll come across one of each that minimise pores.

    i think oxy does something too.

    but htis wont stop the problem from returning. clogged pores tend to occur in oily skin with large pores, not due to the pore size, but due to the higher production of sebum. this 'glues' together the keratin (dead skin cells) and it is this that clogs pores. dry skin may have maller pores but it is the lower production of oil that means pores are less clogged, rather than the actual size

    i dono if this works for everyone, but after coming off the pill my skin went really oily and i soaped and exfoliated 3 x everyday. however i think lessthan3 said it might be doing all of this so often that dryed my skin forcing it to make more oil and thus be greasy.
    so now i only wash my face once - twice a day and it is normal non spotty non greasy skin. i just use soap and sunblock, nothing else and perhaps using so few skin products has made my skin go back nice and normal
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    thanks for all the advice guys

    ooh I see. So does anyone out there know of any toners/moisturisers good at doing this? I'll go look myself but I prefer to be in&out as quickly as possible as I get embarrassed
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    definately freezing cold water!!
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    What?

    Get roaccutane, take 3 pills a day. it's the only drug that actually permanently makes your pores smaller and stops acne.

    Side effects do exist but are bearable.
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    (Original post by looby3)
    definately freezing cold water!!

    Freezing cold water is really good for helping to close pores up, use cold water to rinse cleanser off at night.

    Great ranges of cleansers, toners, mositurisers, exfolaitors and more for all skin types including those who have very sensitive skins is Lush. http://www.lush.co.uk/system/index.html
 
 
 
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