What Causes Open Pores?
Pores are home to hair follicles. They are connected to sebaceous glands that produce oil to protect your skin from drying and help to remove old skin cells. These Pores cover the entire body except for the soles of the feet and the palms of your hands. Pores are usually very small and almost invisible to the naked eye. There are a few factors that can contribute to open pores;
When pores become clogged and stretched, they become enlarged and visible pores on the skin surface. They are most typically seen on the face and nose.
Open pores can also become more visible as we get older, as our skin loses its tightness and begins to sag. This leads to large pores on the face.
How to treat open pores
- Exfoliate your skin gently
- Hydrate your skin
- Treat acne
- Use sunscreen to protect your skin every day
- Treat sagging skin;
Treating sagging skin with Radiofrequency Microneedling is one of the best treatments for open pores to encourage collagen and elastin production, firming and improving the skin texture. These effects can help to minimise their appearance.