I’ve used so many “pore shrinking products,” and I’ve never felt that my pores actually shrunk. I do feel like their appearance has been minimized in the short term (especially with Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More, which is a primer that has a little bit of a powder consistency..feels so nice!). I spoke with celeb aesthetician Joanna Czech to get her take on whether over-the-counter products can actually work and if there are any safe ways to actually get rid of pores. Spoiler alert – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Mild exfoliation: some peels and Retin A speed up cellular turnover. These treatments will make your pores more shallow, which can reduce their appearance.
- Red light LED therapy: it stimulates the production of elastin and collagen. By bringing elasticity back into collagen fibers in your skin, you can minimize the appearance of pores.
- Collagen therapy:applying anti-aging products, proper serums and even icing the skin will temporarily reduce the appearance of pores. I love using Cryo-Sticks by Biologique Recherché.