Large pores can happen to anyone. They’re not necessarily bad, but large pores on your face or large pores on your nose can be distressing. Everyone has visible pores – don’t let those Instagram filters and editing tools your friends and today’s influencers use fool you.
But if you’re bothered by the size of the pores on your face, it helps to understand what causes large pores and what you can do about them.
What Causes Large Pores?
There are several common causes for large pores, including:
Genetics is the biggest reason you might have large pores. If an older family member has them, you may have inherited the skin type.
If you have oily skin, you probably also have large pores. This is because when your skin produces excess oil/sebum, it can mix with dead skin and bacteria and clog your pores, enlarging them.
If you notice your facial pores getting larger as you age, it’s not your imagination. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, making your pores appear larger.
Men may naturally have larger facial pores than women, but hormones can make a woman’s pores look larger – they may look larger before and during your period, or when you’re pregnant.
Repeated sun exposure damages your skin’s collagen, elastin, and water levels, which can cause the edges of your pores to stretch.
Using comedogenic (pore-clogging) makeup can also increase pore size. This is why it’s so important to use non-comedogenic makeup and skincare products. Clogged pores can also trigger acne.
Large Pores Treatment with Aesthetics at Cima Health
If large pores are bothering you, we have several treatments that can help shrink pores and promote optimal skin health. Some of your options include:
Chemical peels for enlarged pores are very effective. A chemical peel is exfoliation taken to a new level. The peel essentially causes the top layer of skin, most of which is dead skin cells, to peel off, revealing younger-looking, healthier skin. We would probably recommend a glycolic acid peel for large pores.
Which treatments you receive will be based on your skin condition and your goals. In addition to the treatments you receive in our skincare clinic, your aesthetician may recommend a superior line of medical-grade skincare products curated for your skin concerns.