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What Are Large Pores About?
Large pores on the skin may be alarming for some people. However, they are common, and this condition can happen to any skin type – whether you have oily or dry skin.
The size of pores usually depends on skin type, and care routines combine. Large pores can be treated using home remedies and tips.
Washing your face regularly, removing the makeup when not required, wearing sunscreen when outside – are a few easy solutions.
Why Do Large Pores Happen?
Are large pores normal, or is it something to worry about?
Large pores happen due to oil rising to the skin’s surface, particularly within the hair follicles.
The main reason for large pores is that the hair follicle pores become clogged by debris of all kinds. In most cases, you can treat large pores without clinical help or medication.
Therefore, a daily skincare routine is recommended to avoid large pores.
What Are The Treatments For Large Pores?
You can treat large pores easily using simple tips and tricks at home!
While large pores don’t have any drastic side effects at once, they may ruin your skin in the long run.
1. Wash Your Face Regularly
Do you wash your face twice daily?
Gently wash your face twice a day with a natural-ingredient face wash. Always use your fingers rather than a sponge or other materials that may pressurize and stretch your face.
Although washing your face in the morning sounds enough, it would be better if you do it before going to bed too.
So first, select an alcohol-free face wash.
Then follow some of these tips to wash your face correctly:
- Wash your face with lukewarm water and let the skin stay wet.
- Next, take a bit of cleanser onto your fingertips and apply it to your face
- Don’t scrub too harsh on your face; rather, just gently move your fingers across your skin
- Again, use lukewarm water to rinse thoroughly
- Use a soft towel to pat your face until it is dry.
Just apply moisturizer if your skin becomes too dry. If you work out or come back from a hot day of sweating, always wash your face. Also, don’t forget to be very careful around the eyes!
2. Use A Moisturizer
Using too many face products is not optimal, but you need to use them wisely!
Whether you have dry or oily skin, you cannot go wrong with a moisturizer. However, for oily skin, using an oil-free moisturizer is recommended.
Follow these tips to get the best results out of your moisturizer:
- Use a face wash to rinse and dry the face well
- Gently apply a moisturizer in a circular motion
- Cover your entire face, from the chin to the forehead
- Make sure to cover your neck as well in an upward movement
The use of a moisturizer is always recommended after cleaning your face thoroughly with a face wash.
3. Protect Yourself From The Sun
Too much sunshine can clog your skin pores!
The heat from the sun can cause sweat and also give way to more oil production on the face. It’s best to cover your face up to the ears with sunscreen.
A water-based sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is the best choice. More creamy options may clog your pores.
4. Use Face Masks
Face masks will help clear your face of any excess oil or dryness.
Is your face always too oily? Face masks are best if you want to get rid of excessive oil from your face. A clay face mask is the best type to use since it clears any sebum present on the skin.
On the other hand, dry skin can also cause large pores.
So for dry skin, it’s better to try a fresh rose face mask instead. Face masks will also help make your skin shinier, smoother, and softer.
5. Take Care Of Your Diet
You are what you eat, and it goes the same for enlarged pores.
Take at least eight glasses of water to keep your skin well-hydrated. But other than that, diet and exercise are important too.
When you’re involved in physical activities like workouts, the sweat that comes out helps protect against bacteria that cause summer acne.
But, unfortunately, these very bacteria could hinder the treatment of large pores, so never be lazy to work out!
6. Use Skin Products According To Layers
Do you enjoy using multiple skin products?
Using multiple skin products is okay if they don’t consist of harmful chemicals. Also, it’s wise to always begin with the thinnest skin product first. That way, there would be no dangerous clogging.
Apply your skin products in this order:
Remember that it’s not necessary to use all the above products. But the order in which you apply them matters.
7. Use Water-Based Foaming Cleansers
Choose your cleanser wisely!
Water-based foaming cleansers are an effective treatment for large pores. This is because they have thin, water-like consistency, which means they are less likely to clog pores.
In addition, large pores can take in more of whatever is applied to them. Hence, the thinner the skin product, the better.
8. Exfoliate Your Skin
There are so many dead cells on your skin that you need to remove!
Exfoliation is a process by which dead cells are removed.
While cleansing scrubs are the most common choice, there are many other items that you can use to exfoliate your skin, which include loofahs, rollers, and pumice stones too!
Although using items other than cleansers may require different methods.
If you’re unable to perform exfoliation correctly, it can cause dryness and skin irritation. In that case, it’s best to use serums and moisturizers too.
Treatment for large pores involves mainly effective solutions against oily skin. However, dry skin can also cause enlarged pores.
You can build upon simple daily habits to avoid and treat large pores, such as using a face wash daily, moisturizing your face well, using sunscreen to protect yourself when outdoors, and so on.
Remember to consult a dermatologist if your skin pores get too large!
About The Author
Dr. Ahmad Fayyaz Chaudhry earned his MBBS degree from Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, in 2020. During graduation, he enrolled himself in the Dermatology Ward DHQ Hospital Faisalabad for all the necessary training required to pass the bachelor’s exam and encounter dermatological diseases daily. Currently, he is posted as a House Physician in the Medical Unit 3 Allied Hospital Faisalabad, where he encounters all kinds of hepatic, cardiac, neurological, and dermatological diseases daily.