Skincare products – To minimize enlarged pores

For normal to oily or blemish-prone skin

  • Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream SPF 15*
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment
  • Clearasil Daily Blackhead Control Pads with Natural Sea Salt
  • Paula’s Choice 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel
  • Murad Night Reform Treatment

For normal to dry skin

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion
  • Neostrata Exuviance Professional Rejuvenating Complex
  • Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream SPF 15*
  • Paula’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Gel
  • M.D. Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Lotion

Before you start

  • Always cleanse before applying product. Use toner if you have oily skin, as well as an eye cream.
  • Morning regimens must include use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen of your choice.
  • Don’t starve your skin of hydration if you have combination skin, you still need to use a lightweight moisturizer.
  • You may not need to scrub your skin when using any of these products.

Things to note

  • * With SPF 15, use it only in the day.
  • If you use one of these products, you should begin to see some results right away. Pores will continue to be minimized the longer you use them.
  • Go gentle at the start, use the product every other days for the first 2 weeks. If no irritation occurs, you can start using it everyday. Do not over-use any of these products, twice a day will be sufficient.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.

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9 Comments on "Skincare products – To minimize enlarged pores"

  1. Teuta says:

    Hi Shirleen!
    I have a big problem :( I have been living in the Philippines for two years now and I have big problems with finding MD formulations products. I have been searching for this on the internet with no results. I am also flying to Singapore in November but havent find product over there either. They only sell online and since I dont live there I can’t order. Do you know where I can buy MD formulations products??

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Teuta,

    It doesn’t available in Singapore too. I guess you have to order online.

  3. Apple says:

    Hi, (: which brand of cleanser would you recommend if I’ve pores problem. And do I’ve to use all the products that you have list to minimize pores for dry to oily and blemish skin? Thanks. (:

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Apple,

    You may wanna check out the cleanser from Proactiv. No you don’t need to use all the products listed.

  5. Apple says:

    Oh okay. Thanks. (: I’m using the galderma benzoyl peroxide cream now, so is that other mild cleanser that I can use instead of proactive? Btw, which product would u recommend me to buy for your reviews of minimizing enlarge pores?

  6. Shirleen says:

    Hi Apple,

    Go for Simple Cleansing Gel.

    For minimizing enlarged pores, you can try Paula’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Gel.

  7. jojo says:

    Hey shirleen,
    Is the neutrogena pore refining cream and oil free acne stress control 3 in 1 hydrating acne treatment available in singapore? :) )

  8. ali says:

    Is Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream available in the Philippines? Where could I buy such?

  9. Shirleen says:

    Hi Ali,

    Sorry, I’m not residing in Philippines hence I’m not able to advise you on this.

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