Large Pores

Large pores are visible openings on the skin surface, often appearing more prominent on the nose, cheeks, and forehead. They are associated with sebaceous glands, which produce oil (sebum) to lubricate and protect the skin. When these glands become overactive or clogged, the pores can appear larger.

Causes: Oily skin type, hormonal changes (like puberty or menstruation), genetics, sun damage, and using pore-clogging skincare products can all contribute to enlarged pores.

Treatments: A consistent skincare routine plays a vital role in managing enlarged pores. Using oil-free cleansers, exfoliating regularly with chemical exfoliants (like AHAs or BHAs), and clay masks can help. Topical retinoids can also minimize pore size. Dermatologists may offer in-office procedures like microneedling or laser treatment for more stubborn cases.

Disclaimer: Completely eliminating enlarged pores might not be possible. However, a consistent skincare routine with appropriate ingredients and sun protection can significantly improve their appearance.