You probably know by now that 'shrinking' your pores is not possible. However, there are ways to minimize their appearance. Follow these tips: (1) Choose the right cleanser. Avoid oil-based or alcohol-based cleansers, and instead, opt for a gel-based cleanser. They aren’t irritating, and they’re great at clearing oil from pores and reducing their appearance. (2) Exfoliate 1-2 times a week. (3) Moisturize daily. (4) Wear sunscreen. (5) Remove makeup before bed.