It is understandable that people are concerned with the way their face looks. This is because your face is what everyone sees when they look at you. Your face is the feature that defines you. If your face has a defect or if there is something about your face that you don’t like, it can negatively affect your self-esteem. In addition to your self-esteem, it can affect the way that other people treat you.
One facial skin condition that frustrates many people is having large pores. Large pores are considered to be unsightly. Many who are dealing with this condition have asked themselves, “What is it exactly that causes large pores?”
Skin care professionals have thoroughly studied this issue, and they have broken it down to three main reasons. The first reason is because a person has excessively oily skin. The second reason is how aging affects the skin. The third reason is the sex of the individual.
Large Pores and Oily Skin
Our skin naturally produces an oily substance known as sebum. This natural oil protects our skin. It makes our skin resistant to water, and it also prevents elements from drying out our skin. People who have oily skin usually have larger pores. This is because when a person has oily skin, dirt and oil accumulate on their skin and as a result, their skin swells, making their pores look larger than average.
While most people think there is a connection between having large pores and having serious acne, these two things do not always go together. While it is true that if a person has oily skin they might be more prone to acne, it does not mean that large pores are what leads to acne. One of the reasons why people mistakenly believe that there is a link between large pores and acne is because when a person has acne and the resulting acne scarring, their face is full of small divots, and these divots can easily be mistaken for large pores.
The Link between Aging and Large Pores
As you age, your skin changes. One of these negative changes is that your skin loses some of its elasticity. This can make your pores look a lot bigger. Additionally, the older you are, the more time your skin has been exposed to the sun. This extended sun exposure also affects how your pores look. When your skin is affected by the sun, it becomes thicker. This leads to the accumulation of dead skin cells around the edge of the pores, which stretches them out.
Your Sex and Large Pores
The third factor is your sex. Men have larger pores than women. While women may periodically experience enlarged pores during hormonal changes, men consistently have pores that are larger than women.
Genetics also play a role. For example, if both of your parents had large pores, it is likely that you will have them too. And if you don’t have them now, you may develop them in the future.
Treating Large Pores
Thankfully, there are a lot of things that you can do to treat enlarged pores. To learn about these treatments, set up a consultation at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.