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'How can I get rid of facial pores?'

'I have pores on my face'

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A reader asks: I have pores on my face, near my cheek and on my nose. How can I get rid of them; fast?

Dr Beena Jose, Specialist Dermatologist, Aster, Dubai: Pores are quite common, especially during summer. It is very important to drink lots of water and wash your face everyday, but do not over wash your face. Pores become enlarged when they are clogged with dirt and bacteria, which causes inflammation of the pores.

There is no easy way to get rid of pores very quickly. Cleanser gels will help to clear the pores, because if pores are occluded it can lead to acne. But only after seeing the patient will the doctor be able to suggest a better remedy and give the best treatment. Hence, I would recommend the patient to visit a dermatologist.

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