Everyone has pores all over their body, but enlarged facial pores are something many people want to diminish. Pores are hair follicle openings that allow sweat, oil, and other body toxins to escape. They’re not usually visible, but large ones can be which is the main reason people aim to treat them.
There are a few things that can cause pores to become enlarged. Genetics can play a role, as some people are just genetically predisposed to having larger pores. Oily skin can also cause pores to look larger as they excess oil sits around the pores making them appear enlarged. Unclean skin can also cause pores to be larger. Dirt and oil collect in the pores if the face isn’t regularly cleaned, where skin thickens around it building up around the pore openings.
Many people believe blackheads are a cause of large pores. They’re not a cause, but they are a result of them. Blackheads are developed by dirt settling in enlarged pores, giving them their dark color making them easier to spot on the skin.
Luckily, enlarged pores can be treated. At Afya, we recommend chemical peels and MicroPen treatments to diminish the appearance of large pores. A peel will help reduce the dead skin from the facial surface, which will create the appearance of small pores. Chemical peels will also remove any debris and oil-build up trapped inside pores. The MicroPen is used to increase collagen production and increase skin’s elasticity, which reduces pores that have been stretched open over time.
If you have any questions, want to learn more, or want to book an appointment to treat your enlarged pores feel free to contact us!