Help! How do you get rid of HUGE pores and blackheads?

I’ve always had huge blackheads packed on my nose. Recently in the last 3-4 months I have notice my huge pores are spreading. What I mean is they are no longer only on my nose but have spread off the sides of my nose about an inch. They have also spread along the side of my nose and down underneath. And the ones that have been on my nose have increased in size. What can I do to shrink my pores and get rid of these blackheads?

Are here any topical products that would do this?

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8 thoughts on “Help! How do you get rid of HUGE pores and blackheads?

  1. I have the same problem as you. I have been able to make it better, but I still have a problem. I think that Retin A (the regular kind) is the best prescription topical. I think that taking a little extra Zinc and Vitamin A has helped me too. I also try to avoid sugary foods, those seem to make everything worse also. I’ve recently tried Pepto Bismal with some success. You just put the pink Pepto Bismal on and it will dry fairly quickly, then wash it off after. I tried this on my nose and at first was shocked. My nose was filled with all of these fresh, black little dots. Then I realized that they were blackheads from under the skin so I realized that it was actually helping get everything out from under, but it looked really bad. The Pepto Bismal helped to shrink some of the pores/blackheads, but it also helped unearth some more. When I accidently got some on the side of my nose/inner cheek, it did the same thing, it showed where all the buried blackheads were and now that area has a lot of little black dots, which is not what I wanted. 😡

  2. From my experience, Retin A works best for large pores and blackheads.

    I have Retin A 0.025%& Retin A Micro 0.1%. Which should I use?

    I would use the Retin A 0.025%. Have you used both of them before? Which one worked better for you?

  3. Retin A micro is better. It doesn’t have the pore clogging ingredient isopropyl myristrate and you don’t have to wait after washing your face to apply it. Isopropyl myristrate is rated a “5” on a 0-5 scale for pore clogging. Micro absorbs more slowly and doesn’t make your skin so red and sensitive. Micro is much better for people with acne. Regular Retin A works for some people with acne, but is much better for people with wrinkles and whatnot. It is awesome for shallow scars and pore size.

    Please read more about it at their websites if you have any questions about it. Do a word search if you don’t know the address. Please people….let’s do our own reserach, k? 😀

  4. Retin A micro is better. It doesn’t have the pore clogging ingredient isopropyl myristrate and you don’t have to wait after washing your face to apply it. Isopropyl myristrate is rated a “5” on a 0-5 scale for pore clogging. Micro absorbs more slowly and doesn’t make your skin so red and sensitive. Micro is much better for people with acne. Regular Retin A works for some people with acne, but is much better for people with wrinkles and whatnot. It is awesome for shallow scars and pore size.

    Please read more about it at their websites if you have any questions about it. Do a word search if you don’t know the address. Please people….let’s do our own reserach, k?

    I have used both. I think that Retin A Micro is much better for milder cases of acne. When I used Micro, my face hardly did anything. After using Retin A, I began to see a lot more POSITIVE changes slowly. Retin A is better for blackheads and pores and more severe cases in my opinion.

  5. Perhaps it depends on what strength you used. I use the strongest, or the .10% micro. The .04% didn’t do much for me. But the .10% is even stronger than the regular Retin A .025%, so it’s the strongest of the bunch, and less irritating. Many people cannot tolerate the regular Retin A because it is so irritating, so again, I’m trying to speak generally here. People can try both and see what works for them, but I had moderate to at-times severe acne myself and have found the opposite for me. Most derms and people familiar with skin care start people out at lower strengths and work their way up. The micro at .10% is the strongest and works best for me. It doesn’t just work for mild acne. Different people are different.

    Good for you that regular Retin A doesn’t break you out, but it’s recommended by most derms and Sage Skin Care that people with acne use the micro. Ofcourse everyone is different, I’m just trying to give advice that fits most people. Most people that start Retin A and have the “initial breakout” have it because they are clogging their pores with isopropyl myristrate. Therefore, since everyone’s skin is different, then they have to decide what works for them and try different things.

  6. Nothing worked for my large pores until I started taking B5. The effect is pretty noticeable and far better than anything I’ve tried- including retin. I’ve recently been using Tazorac to help in smoothing my sun damaged skin, it is also a product for acne. I’ve noticed my pores are even less obvious using Taz.

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