Is it possible to shrink pores?

The unfortunate reality is that pores become enlarged due to oils clogging and widening the opening and once pores have been stretched for long enough they don’t tend to shrink to their original size. However, the appearance of enlarged pores can be diminished.

Think of a pore as the letter V with the widest part of the V being on your skin’s surface. Skin peels, microdermabrasion and GentleWaves photomodulation will smooth out the surface of the skin (the top of the V) to effectively minimize the appearance of pores.

Skin peels or microdermabrasion remove excess build up on our skin so that products can perform at their best. After receiving these skin treatments, you can maintain your pore size by using products at least once a week that decrease your skin’s oil production and exfoliate the skin. Product options include Rhonda Allison Skin Smoothing Gel, Rhonda Allison Skin Refine Gel, Rhonda Allison Beta A Conditioner and Skin Ceuticals Retexturing Activator.

You should also protect your skin from UV damage by applying antioxidants and sunscreen daily. Makeup primers can also assist in minimizing the appearance of pores.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Simonson’s Salon & Spa aesthetician to discuss the treatments that will work best for you.

Expertise Contributors:
-Jenna C., Anoka Aesthetician
-Cindy, Plymouth Aesthetician
-Christine T., Advanced Aesthetics Educator & Aesthetician at Elk River & Maple Grove