Myth 2. Pores can actually shrink.
No. You can temporarily reduce the size of pores, but pores cannot physically shrink. The reason why pores sometimes look big is because of all the SFs, blackheads, and whiteheads on the surface. If you are keeping your skin moisturized and are reducing damage from the sun, your skin will look more smooth. Conversely, when you aggravate the skin with harsh skin cleaning products and black heads strips, you are making the problem worse. The damage done to pores is irreversible.
You know you shouldn’t pop pimples because the infection can get pushed beneath the skin. The same is true for SFs. Don’t pick at them, squeeze them, or use any kind of extractor tool. That’s the highway to enlarged pores.