Enlarged Pores


Pores are essential to the skin’s health because they contain sebaceous glands, which produce the skin’s oils . However, pores are more prominent when they are infected or clogged with oil, making them appear larger.

Causes of Enlarged Pores

Too much oil production by the skin can expand the pores over time, resulting in enlarged pores. Additionally, as the skin ages, it loses its elasticity and collagen, which makes the pores appear larger. Enlarged pores can also be caused by heredity, sun damage, and bad skincare practices like not washing your face frequently or using harsh products. Sometimes, underlying skin issues like acne can also result in enlarged pores.

  • Hormonal irregularities and overproduction of androgen. It produces excess sebum that may result in open pores.
  • Exposure to the sun and UV radiation can also cause pores to appear larger. Tanning rooms that use UV radiation will also cause the same effect.
  • Other skin disorders that exist could also affect the appearance of the pores.
  • As we grow older, the skin loses its elasticity, causing it to stretch and sag, making pores appear larger.
  • People with oily skin are more prone to enlarged pores than those with dry skin. An oily diet can cause oily skin.
  • Genetics plays a significant role in the size of the pores. A family history of enlarged pores could be the reason for the pores to open prematurely.

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