Our skin is abundant with pores, through which hair follicles come out from. You can’t make pores disappear or be invisible, but you can significantly reduce their size.
Our skin is abundant with pores, through which hair follicles come out from. You can’t make your pores disappear or become invisible, but you can significantly reduce the size of them.
What is Enlarged Pores?
The primary purpose of our pores is not only to provide an opening for hair but to also act as a point of exit for perspiration and other toxins that have been produced in the body. Large pores are generally a result of clogs from debris and oils that should escape through the pores under normal circumstances. The condition mainly affects people with oilier or ageing skin.
What causes Enlarged Pores?
Enlarged pores are heavily determined based on an individual’s genetics, the excess of oil in the skin or the result of ageing skin. The most common cause revolves around the stretching of skin and pores because of the production of oils and debris on the skin’s surface, generating enlarged pores as a result. Additionally, as the skin gets older, various skin defence systems weaken such as collagen and elastin systems which consequently makes pores even more visible.
How can it be prevented?
First and foremost is to keep the skin clean. While genetics plays a huge part in determining if you have large pores, you can still take measures to minimise their appearance. Laser treatment is available to those with enlarged pores at Cosmetic Medical Clinic, where our specialist will determine the treatment that is best for your skin type.