Enlarged pores can be one of the most tricky skin related problems to treat, and most people who feel they have tried everything, end up using products or treatments that end up making the problem far worse.
While the size of our pores is largely determined by hereditary factors, some pores on our faces tend to be larger than others due of the size of the hair follicle and oil gland. Barely visible on those prone to drier skin, individuals with oily, thicker skin tend to have larger looking, more noticeable pores. Sun damage is another cause. As we age, one of the ways sun damage affects the skin is through the enlargement of the pores.
There are many factors that worsen the problem, including poor exfoliation, sun damage, ageing and poor hygiene as dirt, oil and dead skin cells can build up making pores look bigger.
Using alcohol based products may make pores look temporarily smaller, however in the long term this will actually encourage oil glands to over-produce oil, leading to an increase in the size of pores. So what do you do?
Recommended treatments for Enlarged Pores:
Here at The Cooden Medical Group we offer a number of treatments that can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, all of which can be tailored to your problem and requirements: