Jun 15 2018

Enlarged pores: where to begin? The pressures of social media “models” who somehow look flawless as they shop their local farmers’ market, pose with ice cream cones, and travel to the most exotic locales can drive even the most confident person to question their skin. But, let’s just ignore Facetune and other pore-perfecting apps for a minute and consider enlarged pores. What causes them? What can you do to shrink them? Keep reading learn all about this amazing skin feature.

Pores: What Exactly Are They?

The tiny little dots you see on the surface of your skin are not dots at all. They’re small openings of hair follicles that cover our skin (yes, even on female faces). Each pore contains one sebaceous gland, which helps produce your skin’s moisturizing oils.

What Causes Large Pores?

Pore size generally is determined by genetics. For example, those with more fair skin are more likely to have smaller pores. People with olive or darker skin will likely have slightly larger pores. But, that’s not the only factor in pore size. Your skin type can also lead to larger pores. If your skin is on the drier side, your pores will likely be less noticeable. Do you have oilier skin? Then you probably have more visible pores. Don’t worry if you have oilier skin, though. Oilier skin can sometimes help you age more gracefully!

What Can I Do To Shrink My Pores?

A chemical peel might also help jumpstart a fresher complexion by unclogging stubborn pores and active acne. You may think that chemical peels are too harsh for an issue like clogged pores, but we have different strengths and types to fit all skin needs.

Did you know that Dr. Potozkin used an advanced tool called the VISIA Complexion Analysis system to help accurately measure wrinkles, evenness, pores, and pigmentation? This system helps us determine the best treatment for your skin.

If you’re interested in learning more about enlarged pores and how you might be able to shrink them, give us a call at (925) 838-4900 to schedule a consultation with one of our amazing physicians.

*Results may vary from person to person

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