The state of your pores is primarily genetic, but there are several other factors that contribute to how they look. Here are our top tips!
WHAT ARE PORES?
Pores are small openings on our skin that release oil and sweat. Pores are typically combined with hair follicles (which can give them a dark appearance) and sebaceous glands that produce sebum.
WHAT CAUSES LARGE PORES?
Your pores can look larger due to loss of skin elasticity, increase in age, and damage to the tissue around them. Sometimes, internal factors, such as hormonal imbalances, can lead to excess oil production as well.
CLEANSING IS KEY
"It's very important to cleanse your skin. If you don't, debris, excess oil, or buildup can accumulate and stretch your pores and make them look bigger.” Dr. Timm Golueke
“AHAs dissolve the connections between your cells and the surface of your skin to essentially 'unclog' pores.” Dr. Timm Golueke
NORMALIZE OIL PRODUCTION
“To normalize oil production, I recommend to use niacinamide.” Dr. Timm Golueke
Extra Tipp: “Always wear sunscreen as the sun is a complete pore enlarger. Sun breaks down the collagen and can make pores appear larger. Additional treatments like laser can help with uneven pores as well.” Dr. Timm Golueke