3 reasons why you may have larger pores:
The size of your pores may be genetic. Hence, if your parents have large pores, you are most likely to have large pores as well.
2. Not Protecting Your Skin From UV Exposure
When you do not apply sunscreen regularly, you are exposing your skin to the Sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV breaks down collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of your skin. This causes your skin to lose its firmness and sag, resulting in the appearance of larger pores.
3. Hormones, Oily Skin and Clogged Pores
During and sometimes after puberty, hormones may cause sebaceous glands to produce more oil. An overproduction of oil can result in clogged pores and acne, which makes pores appear larger.
How to reduce the appearance of large pores?
1. Build a Good Skin Care Regimen
Not all skincare products will work for everyone. However, it is highly recommended that the skincare products you use are oil-free and noncomedogenic. Please consult your local dermatologist to find out what type of skincare products are suitable for your skin.
2. Apply Sunscreen Regularly
Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or SPF 50 (most recommended) in the last step of your daytime skincare routine.
3. Chemical Peels
To prevent your pores from clogging, it is critical to remove dead skin cells and excess oil from the top layer of your skin. A way to remove dead skin cells is through chemical peels. You may purchase over-the-counter chemical peels and/or chemical peel treatments from an aesthetic clinic.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure done by a dermatologist or aesthetician by creating micro-punctures in the skin using miniature, sterilized needles. The results of long term treatments that patients have experienced are: Reduced appearance of acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles and large pores.