Use ice water to minimize pores.


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Redness Relief: Ice Device
If you ever get out of the shower and are pretty red or notice your pores appear large, try this: Soak a washcloth in an ice bath for a few minutes. Take the washcloth out, wring out the excess water and lay the cloth across your face for about 5 minutes. You’ll notice your skin instantly looks much healthier and more refreshed. The cool temperature will also help close down pores and tighten the capillaries that cause redness. 

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As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.