The skin on the human face has thousands of pores, and sometimes they appear to be more prominent.
A large pores are caused by a variety of other factors, like age and genetic predisposition.
As you get older your skin loses its collagen and elasticity, which can cause your pores to look bigger.
Sun damage, which typically accumulates with age — the older you are, the more you’ve been exposed to the sun — also affects the appearance of pores.
Genetic predisposition may also be a contributing factor when it comes to pore size. If one or both of your parents have large pores, you might also have or eventually experience a similar condition.
Our bodies produce sebum, an oily substance we secrete to make the skin waterproof and to keep it from drying out. People who have naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. This happens because when oil and dirt collect in your skin, your skin swells and your pores look larger than they normally would.
What can you do to make pores appear smaller?
- Wash Your Face – Use a gentle cleanser twice a day.
- Have facials at least every 2-3 months to remove dead skin cells and pore-clogging dirt.
- Exfoliate – Try pore-minimizing scrubs or cleansers: Phytomer Purifying Gommage Exfoliant, Yonka Gommage 303, Darphin Age Defying Dermabrasion
- Use masks – clay masks are great for those with large, clogged pores. You only need to use them once or twice a week for noticeable benefits. Yonka Clay Mask is one of our favourites.
- Minimize Sun Exposure – Sun can exaggerate pores, so be sure to wear sunscreen all year round.
- Professional treatments to stimulate collagen production:
- Power of good makeup – cover up your large pores with mineral make up. Try Jane Iredale Absence Oil Control Primer, Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder or PureMatte Finish Powder
- Constant maintenance