Pores in the skin are essential for allowing the skin to breathe. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet many people forget that it is a breathing organ that needs proper care. While pores allow the skin to breathe, they also produce oil to keep the skin from drying out. Those with oily skin find that their pores over-produce oil, while those with dry skin have pores that under-produce oil.
Large pores often accompany oily skin on the nose and face. Large pores are often a major sense of embarrassment because they make it difficult to achieve flawless skin. Small pores foster a smoother, clearer, and more attractive complexion.
Often genetic, large pores can prove to be a source of irritation to those who are self-conscious about their appearance. Some factors cannot be controlled, but there are ways to address your pore size, including advanced aesthetic treatments from your dermatologist to reduce the appearance of large pores. Before finding an effective treatment, it is important to understand the cause of your large pores. Here are the top reasons why your pores appear larger than average:
Poor hygiene. Pores that are clogged with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria will expand. Proper skincare that includes exfoliation can prevent large pores in many cases.
Age. As with many areas in life, the skin changes as you age. As the face loses collagen and elasticity, the area surrounding the pores becomes less firm. This causes the pores to appear larger. Sun damage and other environmental factors can accelerate the process.
Gender. Men tend to have oilier skin than women and are thus more likely to experience large pores. However, during menstruation and pregnancy, women can also experience changes in their pores.
Genetics. If your parents have large pores, the chance is high that you will too. The size of your pores can be a genetic trait that you are unable to control.
If large pores on your face are causing you to feel self-conscious, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists. Our comprehensive dermatology practice provides a new level of care. Combining years of clinical research experience in dermatology and active patient care, Dr. Jamie Weisman and her staff offer the latest and most progressive treatment options available. Contact us for the personalized, quality care you deserve through every stage of life.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
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