Minimizing the Appearance of Large Pores - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic

Minimizing the Appearance of Large Pores

Pore size is a common concern – you’re not alone. The good news? Keeping your pores healthy and happy no matter the size can help to reduce their appearance. Face serums with ingredients that help minimize the appearance of pores are a terrific addition to your skincare routine to address concerns about pore size.

Here’s what we can tell you about caring for your pores with the right ingredients. 

Do you want clear skin?

What Causes Pores to Look Enlarged?

It’s normal to have visible pores on your face, though we understand they can be a point of insecurity. You can’t permanently change the size of them, but you can temporarily minimize their appearance by caring for your skin and keeping your pores clear of buildup.

Several factors can cause large pores:

  • Sun damage: Collagen and elastin are essential building blocks of your skin. Too much exposure to UV rays from the sun breaks down these proteins, weakening the skin surrounding your pores and potentially causing them to look larger.
  • Excess oil production:  If you have oily skin, you may notice you have large pores, too. This is because inside each pore is a gland that produces oil (aka sebum). If you experience excessive oil production, your pores may appear larger due to the large amounts of oil they release.
  • Genetics: You don’t have control over your genes; unfortunately, they may have contributed to your skin disposition.
  • Age: Those essential building blocks, elastin and collagen? Well, they break down as you age, reducing your skin’s elasticity and potentially causing your pores to widen as a result.

How to “Shrink” Large Pores

While you can’t cure large pores, you can take measures to make them appear slightly smaller with the proper skincare routine.

Fighting with a good skin care routine requires consistency, and the right mix of ingredients after you cleanse. The goal here is hydration and moisturization, to get your skin in ‘healing mode.’ For that healing to go faster, adding vitamins and regenerative serums can be beneficial.

The Magic of Sunscreen

During the day, use a non-comedogenic, high-SPF sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must in nearly every case involving skin problems, or just general skin health. If you want to minimize the appearance, consider sunscreen part of your new routine.

Worried about sunscreens causing breakouts? Don’t be. Just like moisturizers, our sunscreens come in “non-comedogenic” form.

Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours. If you don’t, you can be completely exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Where do serums come in?

Serums help to keep our faces clean and free of build up.

We recommend adding an AHA or BHA exfoliating serum to your routine — Salicylic Serum, Clarify Serum, or Glycolic Serum.

A Plus Serum — This retinoid—a vitamin A derivative—stimulates collagen production, helping to improve the skin’s firmness. It also speeds up the rate of skin cell turnover, decreasing the formation of clogged pores.

Clarify Serum — helps to clear the gunk in your pores that results from the combination of dead skin cells and excess oil (aka sebum) or another buildup.

The Bottom Line

If large pores are getting you down, they can be addressed! This is something we can be born with. But they can also get worse with time, especially by neglecting good skin care habits.

While we can’t get rid of large pores in the ‘absolute’ sense, we can take measures to reduce their appearance. These measures include a skin care routine designed to ‘attack’ dilated pores, with the goal of narrowing their openings.

Finally, you may think you have large pores, but I can guarantee you that people can’t see what you’re seeing when they are six feet away or even two feet away for that matter. Schedule your consultation with us and we will help get you started on your clear skin journey!

Put down the magnifying mirrors and stop wondering what to do about your skin. Clean up your diet. Complete a skin routine twice per day that includes salicylic serum. And say bye-bye to blackheads.

Cheers to clear!


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