Enlarged facial pores are the hollows and dips on the surface of the skin which are mainly caused due to the excess build-up of sebum on the skin. Sebum is the waxy oil that is produced by the sebaceous glands on the body. When the sebum gets stuck in the small pores on the surface of the skin, the pores start getting bigger in size. These pores are the openings for the sebaceous glands, which produce the oil, and the eccrine glands which produce sweat. The hair follicles in the oil pores become blocked due to the excess build-up of sebum and continue increasing in size if the skin is not cleaned properly on a regular basis. This is why it is important to have skin pore care.
What are the causes of Enlarged Pores?
Oil production is a natural process of our body but sometimes our body produces oil which is more than necessary. This oil, which is also known as Sebum, tends to clog up the small pores on the surface of the skin. These are a few of the main reasons for the appearance of Enlarged Pores:
Excess production of Sebum:People who have extremely oily skin are at more risk to suffer from the problem of an enlarged facial pore. This is because of the overactive sebaceous glands which produce excess oil. The build-up of this oil along with the dead skin and impurities on the skin leads to the swelling of the skin and in turn, results in the formation of enlarged pores.
Aging process:The natural process of aging is also one of the major reasons for enlarged pores. With age, the facial skin starts to lose elasticity and this leads to an increase in the size of the pores.
Sun Damage:Along with excess production of sebum, sun damage is one of the main reasons for enlarged pores. Direct exposure of the skin under the sun can lead to loss of elasticity of the skin. Moreover, sun damage can also lead to thickening of the skin layers which stretches the pores and makes them look bigger. Exposure to the sun can also result in dehydrated skin and reduce the production of collagen which can make the pores larger. Skin tissue that has been damaged due to extensive exposure to the sun generally shrinks and pulls at the edges of the pores and stretches them.
Use of acne-causing products:Acne causing products, which are also known as Comedogenic products can be a reason behind clogged and enlarged pores. Acne, which is caused due to the sebum, dirt, and dead skin stuck in the pores can lead to enlarged pores which don’t shrink down to their original size. Blackheads, too, are a reason for enlarged pores on the face. It is better to avoid using products that can cause an acne outbreak.
Genetics:Enlarged pores can also be a hereditary problem. A person might inherit a certain skin type from their parents. Oily skin, which is thick and non-elastic has higher chances of having enlarged facial pores.
How to treat enlarged pores?
Enlarged pores can be made to look smaller by following a skincare routine for pore care on a regular basis. Here are some ways that can help in skin pore care:
Cleaning your face regularly:
Enlarged pores are mainly caused due to the clogging of excess sebum, oil, dirt, and dead skin in the hair follicle. For skin pore improvement, cleaning your face regularly is essential. Washing your face, at least twice a day will ensure that the impurities and any excess oil are removed from your face.
The Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Facewash with Yugdugu and White Lotus is a great face wash for daily use which can help in dealing with enlarged pores and can keep the production of sebaceous oil in control.
This unique face wash contains Volcanic Lava Ash, which is one of the best skin purifiers. It gently pulls out all the excess oil, dirt, and dead skin from the skin pores without disrupting the pH level of the skin or making the skin dry. Yugdudu helps by drying out any active acne and prevents the formation of any new acne spots. White Lotus extracts have anti-inflammatory properties that calm and soothe the skin.
Using a Toner:For anyone with large pores, including a toner in their skincare routine is a must. A toner, when used right after a face wash, helps in providing hydration to the skin, which in turn leads to smaller pore size. It tightens the pores and prevents the entry of dirt and pollution in the pores. For best results, we recommend you the Pilgrim White Lotus Natural Face Mist and Toner with Camellia and Witch Hazel. This alcohol-free toner keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized and deep cleanses the pores to avoid the formation of blackheads and acne. The White Lotus soothes the skin and the Camellia and Witch Hazel penetrates the skin and keeps it moisturized throughout the day. The toner also controls the production of sebum and helps in clearing clogged pores.
Using products rich in Retinoid:A retinoid is a form of Vitamin A, which helps in unclogging and tightening the pores. With continued use, Retinol can help in significantly decreasing the size of your pores.
Using a Face Mask:A face mask is a perfect product that can help in absorbing any excess oil produced by the skin and for skin pore improvement. Not only does it clear the skin but it also tightens the skin which leads to smaller pore sizes. Using a mask twice a week can result in firmer skin and smaller pores.
Exfoliation and Moisturization:Exfoliation and Moisturization is an important step in cleaning and hydrating the skin. Without proper cleaning, clogged and enlarged pores will continue to grow in size. The dead skin on the face has to be exfoliated for other products to work well. Moisturization provides hydration, which is essential to keep the skin supple and firm.
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