Lately I noticed that the pores on my face were getting bigger and bigger. Of course there are worse things in the world, but it didn’t really make me happy. A fine skin structure contributes to a youthful and above all fresh appearance. Fortunately, something can be done about it. Read all about it in the article below.
What are pores?
Pores are openings of glands that secrete sebum (which protects against bacteria and fungi) and moisture to keep our skin supple. Usually they are invisible except in the face. Pores have a coarse structure, especially on the nose, cheeks and forehead, because the sebaceous glands in this area are larger. Our skin structure is partly hereditary and is also determined by external factors such as smoking and enjoying the sun unprotected. We cannot shrink pores, but through a healthy lifestyle, good skincare and treatments at the skin therapist, we can ensure that they look smaller.
What causes them?
Large pores are caused by skin aging when the skin loses its elasticity and pore walls become weaker and sag. But even if we forget to clean our face before going to sleep. Skin that produces too much sebum mixes with dead skin cells that are difficult to remove. The result is clogged and enlarged pores. Many blackheads arise especially around the nose.
How can you reduce large pores?
Unfortunately, you cannot actually shrink large pores. But with the right combination of treatments and skincare, you can refine the structure of your skin so that pores become less visible. At the skin therapist you can undergo a number of treatments that contribute to a firm and finer skin structure. You can read the options below.
Deep cleansing: peels
It is important to thoroughly cleanse your skin every day. You can do this at home in the morning and evening. You can go to the skin therapist for a special deep cleaning. With a peeling based on salicylic acid or glycolic acid, impurities and dead skin cells are removed. After the treatment, the clean pores close. With the added bonus that the pores appear optically smaller.
A laser treatment ensures a firm skin structure and the production of collagen and elastin. Laser light and heat stimulate the skin and ensure firm connective tissue and smooth and firm skin. This also has a direct and positive effect on pores.
The dermapen creates small vertical holes in the skin to initiate a natural recovery process and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The result is a thick, firm and smooth skin. And therefore finer pores.
Radio Frequency Dermapen
The fractionated radio waves of microneedling combined with radio frequency create small holes in the epidermis. Collagen is produced by the released heat. The result is an improved skin structure with (optically) finer pores.
Taking care of pores at home
Beautiful skin naturally starts at home. So here are some tips that you can immediately apply to your daily beauty ritual:
-Avoid oily creams (they make your skin even oilier). Choose a mild facial cleansing with a high concentration of glycolic acid (89%) such as the SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser. This product ensures a good moisture balance, removes dead skin cells and excess sebum.
-Protect your skin every day (even when it rains) with a sun protection product with a factor of 30 or higher.
-Never skip the cleansing ritual, even if you are tired or short on time.
– Drink enough (1.5-2 liters per day) so that the waste products are removed faster through your skin.
You can see that there are quite a few options for making pores less visible. Do you suffer from large pores and do you want to do something about it? Then make an appointment for tailor-made advice with a skin therapist. Choose a clinic with certified skin therapists. Then you know for sure that your skin is in good hands.
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