What causes enlarged and clogged pores?

Enlarged or clogged pores on your face can be caused by too much oil production. This is common in oily and combination skin types but can occur with any skin type due to lack of exfoliation. Excess oil combines with dead skin cells and dirt, which can lead to the appearance of larger pores.

Can you get rid of pores?

No/not really – There’s nothing you can do to actually get rid of pores on your skin. You can reduce excess oil and shrink the appearance of pores, however, with pore minimizers and oil-reducing formulas like cleansers, treatment lotions, serums and moisturizers.

What is the best Estée Lauder skincare for pores?

If you’re searching for the best pore minimizer and oil reducing/fighting skincare products, you’ll love Estée Lauder Nutritious. Infused with our Nutri-9 Complex, this new Peak Performance Skincare Line contains skin-loving ingredients like Sweet Kelp, which helps fight oiliness and minimize the appearance of pores.

Searching for our best cleanser for pores? Try our Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser. This formula doubles as a daily cleanser or a weekly purifying mask. Pores appear minimized 17% after just one application* and 96% said it removed excess oil**
The collection also features the Nutritious Radiant Essence Lotion and Melting Soft Creme/Mask for additional benefits that leave skin awakened, balanced and calm,while helping visibly minimize pores over time/with continued use.

*Clinical testing on 33 women
**Consumer testing on 103 women after a single product application

How can you minimize the appearance of pores?

You can minimize the appearance of pores with a routine of pore-minimizing products, like our best cleanser for pores and a serum to minimize the appearance of pores over time. Your complete pore care routine should look something like this:
Step 1: Cleanse your skin morning and night with our best cleanser for pores. Choose a formula with gentle ingredients that help visibly minimize pores.
Step 2: Exfoliate at least once a week to remove dead skin cells, excess oil and makeup residue. Pro tip: Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser can also be used as a purifying mask once per week.
Step 3: Use a treatment lotion that acts as a pore minimizer while soothing, nourishing, and hydrating the skin. With Nutritious Radiant Essence Lotion, oiliness looks reduced by 40%* and pores look minimized by 31%*.
Step 4: Apply a serum to help minimize the appearance of pores and provide extra targeted benefits. You’ll love our Advanced Night Repair Serum with the benefits of 7 serums in 1, including diminishing the look of pores over time.
Step 5: Pro tip: Those with oily skin and enlarged pores need moisturizer too. Choose an oil-free formula with ultra-light texture like Revitalizing Supreme+ Youth Power Soft Milky Lotion Moisturizer. Or, reach for the Nutritious Melting Soft Creme/Mask for quenching, soothing hydration.

*Clinical testing on 32 women, after using product for 8 weeks