Why does the skin have pores?
Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. The pores are also connected to the follicles. Pores may appear larger due to oily skin, increased sebum production, and acne.
Why do some people have bigger pores than others?
The size of the pore is determined by the amount of oil your skin produces. The more oil the skin produces the more the follicle and the pores stretch to accommodate the amount of oil being secreted. Follicles that are clogged with keratinized cells and fatty materials will have larger pores due to the stretching of the follicle walls from the amount of debris in the canal.
How to reduce pore size?
Microneedling is a safe and effective method to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. The micro injuries to the skin caused by microneedling trigger the skin’s own wound healing response. The skin then naturally produces new collagen and elastin. Collagen creates the appearance of smaller pores and tighter skin.
Other ways to help minimize pore size include using sunscreen, exfoliating, and being gentle with your skin. It is important to use sunscreen because the more damaged your skin is, the less firmness it has. When the skin starts to lose its firmness, pores look more noticeable. Exfoliating your skin may also make pore size look smaller. Most importantly, you need to be gentle with your skin. Scrubbing, picking , and squeezing can irritate the skin causing the pores to look larger and become more visible. With the right skincare you can minimize the appearance of your pore size.