The state of our pores can play a significant role in how our skin appears. When they become enlarged and open, they are easily visible to the naked eye. Enlarged pores are most noticeable on the nose and across the cheeks and they can be more noticeable on male skin as it is oilier.
What causes open pores?
There could be a number of things contributing towards the development of open pores. High oil production levels, genetics, reduced elasticity, and thick hair follicles are just some of the common causes.
Technically, all pores are open. However, certain factors such as the ones mentioned above, can cause them to enlarge and become more noticeable. They can also worsen due to ageing and overexposure to the sun’s UV rays.
Does the sun make open pores worse?
Exposing the skin to the sun’s UV rays can make open pores more visible. There is some evidence to suggest that those who regularly tan in the sun have naturally larger open pores. Over time, this will result in a patchy, rough texture on the skin. Protecting the skin against the UV rays will therefore help to prevent open pores from worsening.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: HydraFacial, Cosmedix Peels and Products, iPixel, Skin Pen
TREATMENT OPTION: HYDRAFACIAL
The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional microdermabrasion.
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TREATMENT OPTION: SKIN PEN
SkinPen is a collagen induction therapy procedure for the treatment of ageing, wrinkles and scarring.
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TREATMENT OPTION: IPIXEL
This ablative skin resurfacing laser stimulates new collagen and elastin production, which improves the volume and texture of your skin, as well as minimising the appearance of age spots and sun damage.Discover our IPixel laser treatments
TREATMENT OPTION: COSMEDIX
CosMedix Peels & Products are an innovative skincare range that harness the power of nature, fusing it with cutting-edge science.
CosMedix is focused on creating real change to your skin. Trials using Cosmedix peels and products have shown impressive results, with less visible wrinkles and pores, reduced appearance of brown spots and discolouration and visibly hydrated skin.Discover our CosMedix treatments