If you’re frustrated with large pores, you might be wondering not only how to minimize them, but what causes them in the first place.

To give you answers to these questions and more, we’ve put this post together all about pores.

Let’s start with the basics.

What are pores?

Pores are tiny openings all over the surface of the skin (except the soles of the feet and palms of the hands) that expel sweat, sebum, and toxins.

What causes large pores?

Large pores aren’t your fault! There are three leading causes of large pores, and none of them have anything to do with something you’ve done wrong with your skin.

Genetics: Large pores might simply run in your family, so you’ve ended up with them along with a long line of relatives.
Excessive oil: When your sebaceous glands produce more oil, your pores will get bigger in order to expel the oil.
Aging: When you’re young, your skin has an easier time springing back to its original form when the pores are filled with dirt or other debris. But as you age, you lose elasticity in the skin which can ultimately lead to your pores being stretched and left bigger than they were before.

What can I do about large pores?

Although some facts, including genetics, are out of our control, there are some things we can do to manage large pores.

To prevent pores from getting bigger than they are to begin with, it’s important to take good care of your skin and not let dirt and oil build up. Speak to a professional about medical-grade skincare options to keep your skin in the best shape possible.

The next step beyond medical-grade skincare for large pores is to visibly reduce their size using medical aesthetics treatments. Some of the options that can help achieve this goal include chemical peels, laser resurfacing and tightening, and IPL therapy.

Would you like to learn more about the options available to you for dealing with large pores?

Get in touch with Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics today so we can help!