While many over the counter potions and creams claim that they can decrease the size of pores, very few of them have the impact that can be created by a medical procedure.
What are Pores?
Pores are the tiny holes in the skin through which hair grows and sebum (the skin’s natural oils) runs to the surface. The human body estimated to have approximately two million and sixteen thousand pores. On the healthiest skin, pores are typically too small to be visible to the eye.
Why do they become enlarged?
Pores do not open and close on their own. However, a pore can appear larger when clogged. Pores can be large due to hereditary reasons. Some people are born with larger pores. When the skin is oily it tends to be slightly thicker than normal or dry skin, making the pores appear someone what larger. A poor skin care routine can also cause enlarged pores. Should oil or dead skin cells build up in or around the pore it can make the pore appear larger or worse, cause blackheads.
Sun damage is also a primary culprit in creating large pores. Excessive sun exposure can causes the skin to be thicker than normal. Thicker skin has a tendency to make pores appear larger. Other causes can include an unhealthy diet or lifestyle, hormones, clogged makeup.
Why are enlarged pores a problem?
Enlarged pores often lead to acne, blackhead, discoloration, and oily skin.
How do I fix enlarged pores?
A healthy diet and a lifestyle limiting alcohol and tobacco consumption can help to maintain results. Also maintaining a great skin care regimen that incorporates SPF to prevent sun damage.
We offer effective laser skin resurfacing treatments to combat enlarged pores. If you are also interested in chemical peels or microdermabraision contact us about our esthetic services.
Last Updated on September 16, 2016 by Dr Dayan