What are large or clogged pores?
Large pores are one of the most common skincare concerns, and for most, diminishing the size of our pores is top priority in the pursuit of a flawless, blemish-free complexion. Often synonymous with oily skin and blackheads, large pores are also more easily clogged, compromising the overall clarity of our skin. The good news is, when skin is healthy and functioning at its best, pores appear refined and less noticeable – leaving us feeling confident and glowing in our skin.
What causes clogged or large pores?
Our skin type, and therefore pore size, are often genetically pre-determined. In general, those with oily skin have larger pores, and those with dry skin have smaller pores, though size can vary over the face according to oil production, which explains why pores are often larger and more noticeable towards the centre t-zone section of the face. As oil and dead skin cells build up, the follicles stretch and pores become clogged. There are other elements that can contribute to pore size, including age and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure and smoking. As we age, the rate of skin cell renewal and natural exfoliation slows, making it easier for pores to grow larger and become congested. Loss of collagen also results in a loss of firmness and tone, which may also make pores appear larger.
About treatments for large pores and clogged pores.
While skin that is completely free of flaws and blemishes is impossible to achieve (without the help of photoshop), we can get you pretty close. Cosmedica offers a comprehensive lineup of treatments and technologies to improve enlarged and clogged pores. We offer a range of solutions including professional skin treatments, laser therapies, and medical grade skincare. A combination of treatments including at-home skincare strategies may be recommended to optimize the longevity of your skin’s health. A thorough consultation with our skincare advisors will allow us to assess your skin condition and design a treatment plan for your unique needs and lifestyle. Let us help you refine your pores and achieve your most radiant skin.