Do your pores seem awfully large when you get a good closeup look at your skin? At least no one else will notice, right? Unfortunately, large pores aren’t just an issue when you look at skin closeup – they can make your skin look dull and lifeless. So what can you do about them?
Why Are My Pores Large?
Having large pores is a very common problem. It can be caused by a few different things, such as genetics and/or aging. You may have inherited your parents’ skin issues, or your skin may be saggy and stretched because we lose collagen as we age. These are two reasons for large pores you can’t do much about, but there are some other common reasons you may have large pores and some things you can do to make your pores smaller:
- Not taking proper care of your skin. You should use quality skincare products (not just soap that you use to wash your hands) and wash your face at least twice a day. Poor skincare allows dead skin cells to buildup in pores and stretch them out. When oil is allowed to buildup in the pores this also enlarges them.
- Not moisturizing your skin. You may not realize how important it is to keep skin moisturized, and if your skin is naturally oily, moisturizing it may seem counterintuitive. However, using a good moisturizer actually makes oil get down deeper into the skin instead of remaining on the surface and clogging up the pores.
- Not wearing sunscreen. The sun can damage the skin in so many ways, and, yes, making pores large is one of them. It dries the skin to make pores look larger. Make sure to wear sunscreen every time you go outside, and protect yourself with a wide-brimmed hat as well.
If you have large pores, a professional skincare treatment can also help. A chemical peel or a micropeel, for example, can help by removing the upper layers of the skin to make it look refreshed and new again. If you are interested in a chemical peel, contact Revitalize! CNY in Fayetteville, New York. Call (315) 251-1234 for an appointment today!