Enlarged Pores, What Are The Causes & What Can I Do To Help Them?
3 Dec 2015
Enlarged pores are a thorn in the side of a world aiming for perfection or in this instance ‘porefection’. We are all looking for solutions to get the smoothest, clearest and most radiant complexion possible.
Whilst many a product will claim to reduce pore size ‘shrinking the pores’ the fact remains that no cream or product alone can actually reduce large pores alone. Our pores are controlled by minute little muscles know as the arrector pili muscles, these little muscles open and close the pores, helping our bodies by using the hairs on our bodies for temperature control.
Enlarged pores can, however, be made to look smaller through proper cleansing, and refining treatments.
Enlarged pores, what are the contributing factors?
Pore size is affected by age:
As people get older, sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate. While the skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores. When the pore becomes clogged by:
– oil from the skin
these result in causing the pore’s diameter to expand.
Pore size is affected by genetics:
As a result, people who have skin that is naturally thick and oily tend to have larger pores.
What can however be worked at a cellular level is refining the texture of the skin. Therefore by simply cleaning out the pores you can already improve the appearance if the skin. Becuase skin can easily become blocked by:
– oil from the skin
How can one improve enlarged pores?
– Cleansing the pores of debris, excess oil, and bacteria will significantly reduce their prominence. This can be achieved by using a low-strength topical medication or face wash with Alpha HA s, Beta HAs or Poly HAs.
– Exfoliation is also a key to minimising the appearance of large pores.
– Microdermabrasion and Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Peels. Any treatment or products that increase the collagen content of the dermis will improve the size of the pores.
Here a a few professional treatments that we highly recommend to help your refine your skins texture and minimise the appearance of pores:
Laser genesis™ – this treatment is most noteworthy when it comes to pore improvement, it is one of the most effective non ablative skin rejuvenation solutions available.
Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in demand, fastest growing procedure with no downtime. There simply is no excuse to work on pore size both at home and at a professional skin care centre.