WHAT ARE LARGE PORES?
These may be large pores, which are small visible depressions in the skin. Large pores are a common concern that affects the face; mainly around the nose and cheeks. They can affect people of all ages, although it has been found that more women develop this condition than men. If large pores appear earlier in life, they can reduce in size as a person gets older. In many cases this concern can often lead to other conditions such as: clogged pores, blackheads, oily skin and acne.
WHAT CAUSES LARGE PORES?
The skin is covered with pores which are vital for it to function healthily. Every hair (whether thick or thin) on the face and body is attached by the follicle to a small opening in the skin. This is where sebum and oil is released which helps to keep the skin moist and supple. Factors such as genetics, ageing, excess oil production (usually controlled by hormone fluctuations), clogged pores and sun damage can cause the pores to stretch, which is when they become visible.
HOW CAN THIS BE TREATED?
The size of pores are determined by your genes, which cannot be changed, but it is possible to reduce their size when they become enlarged. A suitable skincare regime that includes daily cleansing, toning and moisturising (as well as exfoliating twice a week) can help to keep the skin clean, clear and free of excess oil. The experts at Dr. Grace Kelly recommend the use of ZO Skin Health and Obagi Medical skin care products, and will advise on the most suitable products for your particular skin type. The right skin care can also help to reduce the rate at which ageing progresses in order to maintain firm, full skin.
The condition of the skin can also be improved through the use of in-clinic treatments such as: laser skin resurfacing, Hydrafacial, chemical peels, skin tightening and microneedling.