Good remedies for blocked pores?

I am a 55 year old woman and I tend to get blocked pores on my chin area. I am using Obagi Nuderm for my skin care routine. Can you please advise? Thank You

The best cream for this problem is a retinoid cream like Retin A, Renova, generic tretinoin or Tazorac, for example.  I also think the newer home device the PMD (personal microderm) works well and isn’t too expensive.  It has a small rotating disc that helps unroof the plugs coupled with suction which lifts the plugs out.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

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