Do you want a smooth, flawless complexion? Are large pores ruining your chances of achieving that goal?
Pores are the small openings at the top of our hair follicles that cover the entire body. Our pores release sebum, our body’s natural oil, to naturally moisturize our skin to help keep it supple. Although large pores can be frustrating, pores are necessary for maintaining healthy skin.
Usually, genetics determine larger pores. But, oily skin, sun damage and aging can be other factors that make your pores look bigger.
While you can’t change the size of your pores, you can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Read on to learn the proper steps to take to minimize pores.
CAUSES FOR LARGE PORES
Your genes are the greatest determining factor in your pore size. People with large pores often have family members with large pores.
As you grow older, your skin loses it elasticity, which causes your skin to stretch and sag, making pores appear larger. Your skin also thickens as you age, which causes miniscule skin cells to gather around your pores, making pores look bigger.
Years of sun exposure can make pores appear larger. Sun damage can thicken the skin, which leads to bigger pores. Prolonged sun exposure can also remove collagen, elastin and water from your skin, which causes the tissue beneath your skin to shrink and pull at the edges of your pores, making them sag and look bigger.
Blackheads are the result from pores clogged with sebum. Blackheads can lead to large pores. This trapped oil oxidizes and causes black spots on your skin’s surface, typically on the nose, and can make your pores look larger by drawing attention to them. Also, they can actually increase pore size by expanding the area of your pores.
An excess amount of oil and dead skin cells gathering in your pores can cause pores to appear larger than usual. Exfoliation and good hygiene that removes oil and dead skin from your face will keep your pores from appearing larger than they really are. By preventing clogged pores, you also will prevent blackheads.
Laser Treatments, Chemical Peels, Microneedling |
By heating up collagen with co2 laser treatment to promote collagen regeneration, enlarged pores and shallow acne scars can improve.
A chemical peel can remove the outer, damaged layer of the skin with an acidic solution to improve your skin’s appearance and texture. We offer a variety of chemical peels in our clinic to reduce the size of pores.
Microneedling is also a great way to reduce the size of pores. Creates a fresher appearance and glow to the skin. We use most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device.. Tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries to the skin to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles.