Our skin contains millions of pores even when most of them are not visible to the human eye. These pores allow the skin to breathe. Any skin type whether it is oily, sensitive, dry or normal can have large, open pores making the skin look dead and dull. Skin can look look extremely dull if large pores get clogged with dirt, bacteria, oil or dead skin cells.
- Adults who are prone to acne, open pores in their case become clogged turning into blackheads or whiteheads.
- Aging skin containing less collagen can also instigate open pores, which can become a matter of concern.
- High levels of oil (sebum) production.
- Reduced elasticity can also cause open pores.
- Thick hair follicles
- Genetics or heredity
- Sun damage
Laser treatments work by instigating collagen production and are proven effective for treating large pores caused by aging or sun damage.
ERBIUM GLASS LASER OR FRAXEL LASER, a nonablative erbium glass resurfacing laser uses microscopic columns of laser energy to penetrate the skin surface without breaking barrier of the skin. The result is collagen production in the skin which leads to smooth skin and smaller pores on the face as well as decreases pigmentation. A series of 6 - 8 treatments are required.
Sun protection is essential if you wish to embrace a healthy-looking skin and keep away from open pores.
Keep your skin moisturized even if it’s oily. Use specific products prescribed by your doctor for sensitive or oily skin.
Use collagen-boosting products containing antioxidants.