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If you fixate on the size and color of your nose pores or regularly use pore cleansing strips, you aren't alone. Oversized nose pores are a common complaint, and for a good reason. The oil glands in your nose are more active then any other facial oil gland. Excess oil, plus other conditions, could amp up your pores. Luckily, you can take them down a size for a smoother complexion!
Ladies with oily skin have more natural oil on their face, and if the oil isn't cleaned out of your pores properly, it gets trapped down in there. The more oil that gets trapped, the larger your pores appear. The oil glands in our nose area are hyperactive compared to other oil glands on your face, which means that they're making more oil. The extra oil combined with lack of proper deep cleaning equals mega-pores.
Going green could help shrink pores. Environmental pollution leads to more dirt and debris on your face, which could lead to big nose pores. UV damage builds up, causing sagging, oversized pores. Coat up on sunscreen to prevent UV damage that can lead to big pores. If you think your environment could use a little greening, get a home air purifier or wash up extra well after you've been out in the grime.
Sometimes, it's you and not your nose. If you're using the wrong skincare products, you could actually be causing large pores, zits or other problem spots on your skin. If other areas of your face have oil or zits, talk to a dermatologist to find out what skincare products you should be using to clean up the excess oil and reduce skin problems, including nose pores. If you cover your face with foundation, make sure to clean it off each day. Otherwise, you're only clogging pores.
Deep Cleaning Tips
If the rest of your face looks clean and clear but your nose pores are big, you're not using a cleanser that can really get in there. Look for an exfoliating cleanser that contains synthetic beads, which can scrub out pores, and salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acid. Use the cleanser every morning for a week to notice cleaner, smaller pores on your nose.