How to Take Care of Large Pores on Your Face
Pores are small openings on your skin. These openings act as outlets for the oil produced by the oil glands below the skin and the dead skin cells.
The dead skin cells are constantly replaced by new cells. The dead skin cells rise to the surface of the skin along with the oil and are shed through the pores present on the skin.
What Causes Large Pores
Large pores can be due to the following -
- excess oil production of the oil glands
- lodging of dirt and germs in the pores
- dirt settling on oil forming a hardened cap
Taking care of large pores on your skin is easy when you know-how.
How to Take Care of Large Pores
The best way to take care of your skin is to follow a skin regime that suits your skin type.
Use a deep cleansing face wash that cleanses the pores from within and removes all dirt and germs that can be lodged in the pores.
After using the face wash, use a toner. The toner tightens the skin and helps reduce the pore size.
Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. This helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and excess oil on your skin. There are many facial scrubs available in the market that can be used at home. Choose a gentle exfoliating scrub.
Look for products having Alpha Hydroxy Acid/Beta Hydroxy Acid, as these acids exfoliate the skin and prevent the dead skin cells from blocking the pores.
Apply a face mask once in a week. This will help to remove excess oil, dirt and reduce the size of the pores. Use face masks that absorb oil and tighten the skin.
Before going to bed, remove makeup with a gentle makeup remover. Makeup tends to clog the skin pores and enlarge them. Remove makeup by gently wiping off; do not rub hard to remove makeup because this can result in the breakage of skin cells.
Keep all your makeup tools (brushes, sponges) clean and hygienic. Bacteria tend to build up if you do not keep them clean. Using makeup tools that are not clean can cause infection and inflammations. This can lead to pores being enlarged.
Before applying any makeup, clean your skin first. This helps to get rid of dirt and germs on your skin that can clog pores when you apply makeup.
Use makeup products that are not oil-based.
Buy products labeled noncomedogenic. The term noncomedogenic means does not block the pores.
When you are traveling, use cosmetic blotting paper to blot away excess oil. This will prevent dirt from settling on the oil and clogging the pores.
Check for the expiry dates on the makeup products that you use. Throw the makeup if the expiry date is over.
There are many makeup products to conceal large pores on your skin, making your skin smooth and blemish-free. Use one that suits your skin the most.
The presence of excess oil, dead skin cells, and sebum inside the pores enlarges the appearance of the pores. Using a pore minimizer will help to get rid of the excess, oil, dead skin cells, and sebum inside the pore, thereby reducing the appearance of the pores on your skin.
What Happens to Pores with Age
As we grow old, the pores on the face appear to become larger. This is because the skin loses elasticity and starts to sag, thereby stretching out the pores.
There are cosmetic products that give your skin a boost and improve the elasticity of your skin. This will help to prevent your pores from stretching out and increasing in size.
Knowing how to take care of large pores is essential to prevent them from being enlarged further.
Large pores cannot be erased from your skin, but the pores will not increase in size if you take proper care.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2012 Nithya Venkat