If you suffer from enlarged pores, you might wonder what causes the problem. Sometimes it’s genetic, and they appear on skin quite early on. Other times, they appear in our thirties, as our skin start to show the first signs of ageing.
So what causes them? Women’s Health Mag has a few theories.
Facials can clear out pores—if done by the right hands. Make sure the aesthetician is cleaning out only the clogged pores—not every pore. If you manipulate those that don’t need extraction, they may stretch out permanently. Traumatised pores can develop scar tissue that creates an indentation deeper than the pore itself.
Between facial appointments, de-gunk pores (so your skin requires fewer extractions in the first place!) by using an exfoliating cleanser or a cleansing brush.
You had acne as a teen.
The enlarged sebaceous glands that caused them way back when may have never properly shrunk, even if you’re no longer producing a lot of oil. Some experts recommend cosmetic procedures, but we prefer gentler topical treatment for this kind of pore enlargement.
You’re wearing makeup to hide them—but it’s actually enhancing them.
Powders may settle into those bitty holes over the course of the day, making them appear larger. Alexiades-Armenakas says she has also seen instances in which mica or talc has become caught inside a pore, enlarging it for good. Before applying makeup, put on a primer to seal your pores.
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