Large pores are a very common skin complaint that affects both men and women. Having oversized pores can make your skin appear dull and lackluster. Your skin may lack a smooth, flawless look and texture and it may be highly susceptible to acne and oil buildup. While you know what large pores can do to your complexion, do you know what causes them in the first place? Sometimes it is genetics, meaning large pores are simply a characteristic passed down in your family. Other times, there is another reason to blame for large pores.


Causes of Large Pores

Various lifestyle habits and environmental factors can contribute to the development of large pores. To find a solution to your problem, you must first determine the cause. One of the most common causes of large pores is naturally oily skin. The causes of oily skin can be genetic or can be associated with certain lifestyle or environmental factors. People with naturally oily skin due to excessive sebum protection typically have excess oil on the skin. When this oil combines with dirt and dead skin cells, this debris can collect in your pores making them appear larger than normal. 

Large skin can also occur due to the natural aging process. As your skin ages, it starts to lose its elasticity. In turn, this can make your pores appear larger. This change is usually very gradual as your skin’s elasticity and collagen begins to break down over many years. Certain environmental factors can contribute to the breakdown of skin, such as unprotected exposure to UV rays. If you regularly lay out in the sun or in tanning beds and do not apply sunscreen you may find that your skin has suffered damage that affects the size of your pores.

Your gender also plays a role in the size of your pores. Men generally have larger pores than women due to biological reasons. However, there are certain times in a woman’s life that their pores may become more prominent. This may occur when a woman experiences certain hormonal changes, such as during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy. Sometimes when hormones are to blame, the skin will return to normal once the hormones become balanced again. Other times, skin problems will continue to occur and a more stringent skin care treatment may be needed to manage skin issues.

Treating Large Pores

The right skin care regimen can help control common issues that contribute to large pores. One of the most important components of any good skin care routine is the cleanser. Maintaining clean skin can help prevent your pores from filling with debris. A quality facial cleanser like the Perfecting Cleanser with Rose Hip Seed contains ingredients like vitamins A and C which help keep skin looking healthy and refreshed. The cleanser helps wash away excess oils and dirt without stripping the skin of the natural oils it needs to stay hydrated. 

For more information about the Perfecting Cleanser with Rose Hip Seed or for assistance dealing with large pores, contact Dr. Sylvia Ramirez at the Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore.

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