How to easily treat enlarged pores
Over the past few weeks in my ‘Ask Amy’ segment on Instagram, I’ve had lots of questions about how to deal with enlarged pores. And since so many of you are concerned by them, I thought they deserved their own blog.
So for starters, let’s begin by busting the biggest pore myth I hear…
'Your pores can open and close'This is simply not true. Your pores are not connected to a muscle so it’s impossible for them to expand and contract.
So if this is the case, why do we still feel that our pores do in fact look bigger?
As we grow older our skin loses elasticity which causes our skin to stretch and sag. This impact makes our pores appear bigger than they are.
Our skin also thickens with age which means microscopic skin cells gather around the edges of our pores, exaggerating the size. Clogged pores have exactly the same effect too.
Fortunately the treatment for enlarged pores is really simple... Exfoliating.
Exfoliating your skin removes this excess build-up of skin cells, stops your pores becoming clogged and increases skin elasticity so pores don’t become misshapen.
The Glycolic and Lactic Acid in our Exfoliating Cell Renewal Serum gets to work on each of these aspects so you wake up with clear, radiant skin every single morning.
You can also help to refine your pores by...
#1 Avoiding pore strips.
They tear the delicate skin and make the problem worse. Imagine breaking the walls of a dam!
#2 Wearing your SPF daily.
Sun exposure breaks down collagen and weakens the pore structure making them appear wider on the surface.
#3 Double cleansing every night.
It will help to prevent a build-up of oil and dirt in your pores and reduce blockages.
Please also know that pores are completely normal. They are an essential part of fully-functioning, healthy skin. It’s just unfortunate that the filters of today have taught us to label them as flaws, when this has never (or will ever) be the case.
I hope that helps you navigate the world of enlarged pores and if you have any other questions about them, feel free to respond to this email or contact me on our social pages.
Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!