None of us has a ton of time these days. That’s why it’s important to pack as much punch into your skincare routine as possible.
But what if you want MORE results from your skincare without adding extra time? Great! We’ve got some “at home” solutions that will knock your socks off! These are chemical exfoliants that contain enzymes to work a little more deeply.
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.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and elderly leading to an ongoing problem with over-productive oil glands. They appear to be somewhat indented in the middle. This indented centre is characteristic of sebaceous hyperplasia. It has nothing to do with milia or an old spot.
It’s a mistake I see all too frequently. Women with “dry” skin buy heavy, oil-based moisturizers because they think their skin is truly dry.
Initially, the heaviness feels good, relieving that tight, dry feeling. But a few hours later, the old problem returns. Why? It’s the wrong product! Truly dry skin actually flakes. It needs an oil-based moisturizer to replenish that missing ingredient in your skin.
Grrr! Large pores, what can you do about them? Plenty! Let’s start with the basics.
The right cleanser: Large pores are often the result of oily skin, sun damage and genetics. Opt for an exfoliant cleanser to slough off the outer layer of dead skin cells, leaving you with smoother skin.
Retinoids: These are not only excellent for reducing the appearance of large pores, but they smooth fine lines and wrinkles!