Where do large pores come from? In order to hide them, women go to great lengths. It’s all about finding the right makeup primer, foundation, powder, matte products, looking in the mirror every hour, washing the makeup off in the evenings and repeating this all again the next day! In addition to makeup, scrubs and masks are also used. However, in order to solve the problem of large pores on your skin, you need to choose an integrated approach. In this article, we’ll tell you all about how to do this.
We have found out why pores look large and what causes the oily shine on your skin. We’ve also collected recommendations on how to make pores appear smaller without wasting money on products and procedures that don’t actually work.
What causes large pores and what to do with them
Skin pores produce an oil-like substance called sebum. It is needed to keep the skin moisturized and saturated with oxygen. It also helps to absorb healthy ingredients from cosmetics. But if the skin produces too much sebum and doesn’t get the right care, pores become dirty and enlarged which can lead to acne.
The main reasons for large pores:
- Excess production of sebum. This may be caused by bad food, stress, sunlight exposure without sunscreen, the wrong type of skincare or comedogenic cosmetics.
- A decrease in elasticity. With age, the production of collagen is slowed down, the skin becomes less elastic, and pores look bigger. Damage due to sunlight exposure also leads to the destruction of collagen.
- Genes. Scientists found out that pores of Asian women don’t change a lot with age, but the pores of Indian women become bigger. You can’t change your genes, but if you change your approach to skincare and food, you can help your skin look better.
What can be done:
- Decrease the production of sebum. Reconsider your diet, your skincare procedures, and the ingredients of your cosmetics.
- Protect your skin from collagen destruction by using sunscreen every day.
- Stop the pores from becoming bigger by clearing them regularly, moisturizing them and using non-comedogenic cosmetics.