Can you shrink your pores?

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 3:11pm

Pore size and prominence is partially determined by your genes but significantly affected by your daily habits and lifestyles choices. Your skin type, too, plays a role. Naturally dry skin tends to appear poreless, while oily skin has more-visible pores.

Pores aren’t like doors; they don’t open and close. Pores can become packed and dilated with sebum, makeup, dirt, and bacteria. The more the pores begin to clog, the larger the pores become because it has to accommodate the trapped debris. Pores will expand and stretch out. Once pores have stretched, they cannot go back to their original size. 

Collagen begins to break down as we age, causing our skin to lose elasticity; this results in causing our pores to dilate since the skin tissue basically becomes more relaxed. One of the contributing factors to visibly aging skin is sun damage, which also causes your pores to look larger. Start taking care of your skin by exfoliating regularly, wearing sunscreen consistently, staying healthy, smoke-free, and hydrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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