Do You Have Enlarged Pores?

Portrait of middle aged model smiling wide and looking asideIn the grand scheme of things, having enlarged pores probably isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you – and you may not even really think about how large your pores are unless you are taking a really close look at your skin. But every bit of damage to skin affects how healthy and beautiful it looks overall. Read on for more information about large pores and what can be done about them!

What Causes Large Pores?

Large pores are a common skin problem, one that can be caused by many different things. You may have inherited large pores from your parents, or they may be yet one more side effect of aging, as skin loses elasticity and begins to stretch out as we age, making pores larger. Larger pores may be the result of years of not using quality skincare products or not having an effective daily skincare routine – over time, dead skin cells can build up in pores and stretch them out. Not cleaning skin properly every day can allow oil to build up in pores and enlarge them, or you may have sebaceous glands that make an excessive amount of oil that builds up in pores.

How Can You Treat Large Pores?

There are a few things you can try at home to shrink those pores: make sure you wear sunscreen every day; wash your face twice a day with a gentle product that doesn’t clog pores; use a product with retinol before bed to really clean skin (although you shouldn’t use products with retinol or retinyl palmitate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding); and make sure to wear sun screen every time you go outside.

If at-home skin care doesn’t seem to be working, your favorite dermatologist will have some options for you. Intense pulse light (IPL) can be used for a variety of skin issues, including large pores! IPL is quick, it doesn’t hurt, and you’ll see results within a few days.

The staff at American Dermatology Associates can recommend the best treatment for large pores or any other skin problems you may have. Contact the office in Sarasota, Florida, for a consultation. Call 941-379-6647 for an appointment today!

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