Why pores enlarge and what to do about it Why pores enlarge and what to do about it

Why pores enlarge and what to do about it

Enlarged pores are a topic of concern, if you want to know the reason why they become larger and if there is something you can do about it, keep on reading. 

Pores are the normal openings in the skin, they contain either sweat glands or hair follicles. These openings are crucial to regulating our body temperature. So, you can't actually remove your pores out of your skin. 

Healthy pores are lined with a type of protein called keratin and sebum – this is necessary to protect our skin from external aggressors. All that being said, let's see why your pores might be more noticeable. 

Why pores enlarge and what to do about it

Why pores enlarge and what to do about it 

Genes

If you have thick hair, the chances are that you have larger pores. If your skin is naturally oily, your pores will be larger too. 

Clogging

If your pores become clogged, due to dead skin cells buildup, and your pore becomes oilier, the pore will become a blackhead or whitehead. When your pore is full of debris, it appears bigger. 

Dry skin

Dehydrated skin can make your pores look larger because the surrounding skin has lost elasticity. Plump skin will make your pores look smaller. 

The bottom line

 To avoid enlarged pores it is necessary to cleanse your complexion every day and apply moisturizer and SPF. 

To avoid enlarged pores it is necessary to cleanse your complexion every day and apply moisturizer and SPF. If you have comedonal acne, it is a good idea to visit an esthetician or dermatologist for them to conduct an extraction – don't try to do it at home, it can damage your skin. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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