MINIMISING ENLARGED & OPEN PORE TREATMENTS
Open Pores cannot be forced to close, disappear or shrink overnight, but there are various treatments which can make them less visible with time.
Open Pore Formation
Pores in the skin are tiny openings that release perspiration and oil (sebum) in order to cool and condition the body. With up to half a million pores per square centimetre on the skin's surface, excessive sweat and oil flow can overstretch the pore's elasticity, resulting in multiple enlarged pores. These pores can become so enlarged that they become unsightly.
Puberty stimulates oil flow primarily on the nose, forehead, and chin (T-Zone) area due to increased sebaceous activity. Even though these are traditionally the most common areas for enlarged pores, they can occur anywhere on the body and on all skin types and conditions.
Several internal and external factors are responsible for the occurrence of open pores on the skin that are as follows:
- Heredity and genetics
- Seborrhoea (excessive, thickened oil flow)
- Increased volume of hair follicles
- Ageing and UV exposure
- Hormonal irregularities
- Extractions or squeezing
Pores that are present on the skin, especially on the forehead, cheeks, and nose, tend to draw people's attention because they are more noticeable. An open pore is often the result of skin issues associated with adolescence or exposure to UV light. This causes the skin to appear inflamed and rough. The chances of having open pores are greater when you have oily skin. Open pores vary in size and are invisible at first, but they can become enlarged due to ageing or other skin issues. Inflammatory acne causes pores to enlarge. When dirt, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells fill the pores, they become oxidized (exposed to oxygen) leading to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and pimples