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Pores are an interesting phenomenon; some lucky people appear to be pore-less -- their pores are so small, you can't see them. Others have larger, poor-looking pores, those that appear like little polka dots across your nose and face. Fact is, you can't make them smaller, no matter what. But with a few tricks from dermatologist Zein Obagi's skincare line, you can reduce the appearance of large pores and have healthy, glowing skin. Dr. Z developed his product line in 2008 after practicing dermatology for many years in Beverly Hills. His no-prescription-needed products can be pricey, ranging from $32 to $75, but go ahead and splurge; you're worth it. No more poor-pore you!
Shake off the flakiness with Obagi exfoliating products to begin your pore-reduction project. Exfoliation removes dry skin, dirt, oil and impurities that clog your pores and make them look bigger. Wash your face with a small amount of Obagi Exfoliating Cleanser and cool water. Rinse and repeat, but this time with the Exfoliating Polish. You can use both of these products in the morning and at bedtime.
De-grease your face with Te-Pads, an Obagi product recommended by "Teen Vogue" beauty blogger Eva Chen. Wipe down your face with the pad, which is soaked in goodness. The salicylic acid dries up excess oils to keep your pores clear and pimples far, far away. Clear pores look smaller. Keep the pads on your bedside table or in your purse to use twice daily.
Moisturize to keep your beautiful countenance looking radiant and smooth, not to mention pore-less. Obagi's Nu-Derm exfoderm is a moisturizer that encourages new skin cells to generate while offering hydration. Dr. Obagi suggests using up to 1 g of the lotion every morning; that means a 2-oz. bottle can last you approximately two months.