Everyone dreams of a flawless complexion, and large pores can prevent you from achieving a perfect canvas for your best looks. But how much of our concern over large pores is warranted? Is it really a bad thing to have large pores on your face? Let’s take a closer look at the causes of large pores and how you can help reduce their appearance.
How can you reduce the appearance of large pores? The size of your pores is a mixture of nature and nurture. Knowing the cause can help you create the perfect skincare routine for reducing the appearance of large pores on your cheeks or anywhere else.
Large pores on the face are not a big deal
The first thing to be said on the topic of large pores is that they are absolutely not a bad thing. Everyone has pores, and more importantly, everyone has visible pores. Social media and other images may try to convince you otherwise, but remember that filters are every celeb’s secret weapon to remove all evidence of large pores on the cheeks and face.
Whether you like them or not, large pores on your face play a vital role when it comes to keeping your skin healthy, and they are adapted to your skin type to ensure sweat and oil is effectively drained. So, you certainly don’t want to be getting rid of them!
Genetics may play a role in the size of your pores. However, anyone can have oily skin or large pores, and if your parents had this characteristic, then there is a good chance you will too.
Using suitable products is key to keeping oily skin healthy and clear, and heavy products that sit on the skin should be avoided. We recommend the fast-absorbing Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream to keep skin shine-free, moisturised and fresh-feeling, for a perfect large pores treatment.
Like we said, skin type can dictate the occurrence of large pores on your face. Oily skin, for example, can lead to especially noticeable large pores on your nose or chin. The plus side of this skin type is the natural anti-aging properties associated with excess oil, known as sebum. Essentially, it acts as a natural moisturiser for your face.
Attacking the skin with a brisk scrub may seem like the most effective large pores treatment, but actually, that’s very far from the truth. Harsh exfoliation can lead to micro-tears, and damaged skin isn’t healthy skin. Instead, use a cleanser like Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. It’s gentle enough to be used every day and exfoliates and detoxifies your face, helping to remove impurities without stripping the skin. The result is clean, fresh skin and pores that appear minimised.
Several lifestyle factors can take their toll on skin and large pores, causing collagen breakdown and stripping the skin of the nutrients it needs. This can include spending significant amounts of time in the sun or just not using the correct SPF when you’re out and about – UV rays can harm skin even on the most overcast of days, and just like sunburn, large pores on the nose are likely to be caught first. Add an SPF moisturiser to your morning routine to make sure your skin is always well protected, like the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++. Light on the skin, fragrance-free, and boasting powerful SPF 50 protection, it can even stand up to humid environments.
As we get older, our skin loses the natural elasticity that keeps wrinkles at bay and holds pores tight. The result is large pores on the cheeks or nose that seem much more noticeable than they did in years prior. This makes it more important than ever to keep the skin and pores on the face as clean as possible. A suitable facial cleanser is a must, and cleansing once a day or even every other day will no longer cut it on more mature skin – facial cleansing should be a twice-daily routine. A pore cleansing mask like Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask makes this an extra-luxurious affair, enriched with Amazonian White Clay to draw out impurities and help pores appear reduced.
In pursuit of pore-fection
No one’s skin is perfect, but their skincare routine can be. Minimising the appearance of pores can be achieved by caring for your skin with the correct habits and skincare, keeping your pores clear so they can do their job of keeping skin healthy. Check out some of the awesome products Kiehl’s has to help deal with enlarged pores, right here