How to Get Rid of Open Pores on Cheeks

by Hillary Marshall

You could have the most blemish-free skin, but if you have open pores, chances are it means nothing to you. Enlarged and open pores can be embarrassing and problematic. Open pores often lead to excessively oily skin and sometimes scarring. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to get rid of open pores on cheeks.

Items you will need

  • Toner
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid

How to Get Rid of Open Pores on Cheeks

Step 1

Cleanse your skin regularly with a gentle cleanser. To minimize pores, it is essential that they are kept clean and free of debris. Try a pore refining cleanser such as Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser or L'Oreal Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Gel Cleanser.

Step 2

Exfoliate your skin non-abrasively using a product with Alpha-hydroxy acid. Products with AHA help remove the dead surface skin cells and keep the pores free of oil and debris. They also promote cell regeneration. Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash is an excellent product for those with enlarged pores. It has no soap or alcohol that will dry your skin, but it also free of moisturizer that clogs the pores.

Step 3

Refresh your skin every few weeks with a microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin and tightens the pores. It can be done professionally at a salon or spa or at home using a kit. Many companies sell home microdermabrasion kits. Pretika Microdermabrasion Facial Regimen is one that is well reviewed.

Step 4

Apply cold compresses to get rid of open pores on cheeks. Coldness tightens the pores, so you can lay a cold wash rag over your face or apply ice to problem areas. Additionally, use cold water when you cleanse your face.

Step 5

Apply a toner to your skin at least twice daily. Use a gentle or natural toner such as witch hazel, or look for products that are alcohol free. If the toner dries your skin too much, reduce applications to once daily.

About the Author

Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.