How do I make my pores look smaller? – Jessica Lee, 32, marketing manager 

Makeup artist Larry Yeo has these tips: 

MAKEUP CAN HELP. Light-diffusing primers or foundations can give the illusion of smaller pores.

GO MATTE. Oily skin reflects light, making enlarged pores look prominent, so aim for a matte look. 

EVEN OUT SKIN TONE. It has the overall effect of making your pores look smaller.

USE SALICYLIC ACID AND RETINOL. Apply these every two nights to improve skin texture and firm up skin for smaller-looking pores, says Larry. 

This article was originally published in Simply Her February 2015.