Reducing Large Pores
Our pores are essential to our skin’s health, providing the oils that keep our skin soft and supple. Many women, however, look at their face in the mirror and feel plagued by enlarged pores. Large pores occur for many reasons. Some individuals are genetically predisposed, while others simply aren’t cleansing properly. There are a variety of measures ranging from over-the-counter exfoliating scrubs to microdermabrasion that can help reduce the appearance of your pores.
Many instances of large pores are caused by improper cleansing. It is important to cleanse the face in the morning and at night with an oil-free cleanser. Using an exfoliating scrub is also a good addition to your skin care regimen, as it will slough off dead skin cells from your face. Be careful not to over-wash, or over-exfoliate. When skin becomes too dry, the body will create more oil, which will clog your pores again. You may need to experiment to find the best regimen for your particular skin.
Enlarged pores can also be caused by sun damage. Sun causes elastin and collagen to break down, reducing the tightness of the skin, and its ability to tighten up around your pores. It is always important to protect the face from sun exposure.
Some of us are simply genetically predisposed, and no amount of washing or UV protection will really help reduce the look of large pores. However, there are plenty of options available when at-home methods aren’t effective. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical exfoliating procedure that rejuvenates skin. A spray of microcrystal particles stimulates collagen production, creating firmer, smoother skin and significantly reducing the appearance of pores. Laser resurfacing uses a laser to stimulate collagen production to tone and tighten facial skin. Other available options include chemical peels and deep pore cleansing treatments. These procedures are performed by dermatologists and other licensed professionals.
If you are looking for a solution to large pores, you can learn more by scheduling a consultation with a licensed skin care professional. An experienced skin care specialist will discuss the best choices for your skin and medical history, as well as potential risks or side effects associated with pore-reducing procedures.
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