January 17, 2016

Skin Concern – Enlarged Pores

Pores, we all have them and they are pretty much all over our bodies. To be frank you kinda need them. They allow your body to sweat, helping to keep your body to cool down. No matter what anyone tells you, don’t be fooled you can not get rid of them.

Enlarged Pores

They are ordinary pores that sadly got a little stretched and well just look larger than normal. Instead of being a tunnel shape they have stretched to a funnel shape. Your support structure in the pore wall has broken down which means it can no longer support its tunnel shape. Pores can become clogged up resulting in black heads or break out and unfortunately can become more noticeable when makeup is applied.


Enlarged pores can be caused due to excess oil and dead skin cells clogging your pores. When pores become clogged it can cause your pore wall to stretch. Uv rays and free radicals break down your support structure. Enlarged Pores can also come with age due to a break down in collagen and elastin, altering your support structure in your skin.

How to help

Exfoliating your skin will promote a healthy cell turn over as well as preventing your pores from getting clogged.

Try to control excess oil which can get trapped in your pores causing them to stretch. So try to use oil balancing products which will enable you to combat this. Try not to strip the skin this can actually encourage more oil secretion, which ultimately is going to make you feel oilier.

Use products that will help to strengthen and rebuild your support structure. This will give that pore the structure it need to bring itself back into alignment and therefore reduce its enlarged appearance.

Protect your skin from UV rays and the environmental aggressors. Use SPF to fight sun damage and antioxidants to fight free radicals from the environment.

Have and in salon Chemical Peel. Treatment resurface the skin, and encourages your cell turn over.

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If I’ve missed anything or you have any product recommendations leave them in the comments.

For other skin concerns you can read here, eyesoily skindry skinAnti-agingdull skin .

Rach xx


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