For reducing pore size Beta Hydroxy Acid (also known al salycilic acid) is the best. You need a good product and things like proper PH all tie into it. Head over to Paula’s Choice website, do a search and it should come up. Paula’s Choice brand is great. The owner of the company has also written books on the subject. “Don’t go to the cosmetics counter without me” I think is the title. Can’t remember her name. Paula Begeon or something like that. Anyway, ditch the alcohol for sure, visit the website, and browse through the book.