Do you hate the look of your large, obvious pores? Maybe you have them over your nose, or perhaps that are scattered over your entire face. Covering them up with makeup is a lot of work and can cause them to become clogged, leading to acne. So, here are a few other treatments you can try for your large pores -- presented in order from least to most invasive.
Exfoliating your skin helps remove dead skin cells so they do not end up clogging your pores and making those pores expand any further. If you have mildly enlarge pores or only deal with this issue from time to time, this mild strategy may be all you need. Purchase a good exfoliating wash from your local pharmacy, and use it once or twice per week. Make sure you rinse your skin gently with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel afterwards.
Light Chemical Peels
Another option is to visit your dermatologist for what is called a light chemical peel. This process removes the outermost layer of skin, which reveals the new skin cells below. Since this increases your skin's turnover time, it helps keep dead skin cells from collecting in your pores and enlarging them. A light chemical peel is pretty gentle. Your skin may feel a bit red and sore afterwards, but as long as you stay out of the sun, this should pass pretty quickly.
Deeper Chemical Peel
If a light chemical peel does not do the trick, your dermatologist may use a more intense chemical peel that removes deeper layers or skin. Since this is more painful and takes longer to heal, it will probably only be done on the portions of your face where the pores are the worst. You can expect your face to be red, flaky, and scabby for about a week. You may need to hold some ice against your face to ease burning sensations for a day or two.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
If your large pores do not respond to exfoliating and chemical peels, you might want to consider having a laser skin resurfacing treatment in your dermatologist's office. This treatment involves shining a laser on the portions of your skin where your pores are most obvious. The laser will remove more of the skin than a chemical peel, stimulating the healing process. The skin that grows back in its place should be smoother and less porous. Your skin will be pretty sore and may scab and flake for a few days after the treatment.
Visit a dermatologist, such as at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, for more information.Share
30 August 2017
When I started taking my skincare regimen more seriously, I started carefully evaluating my daily routine. I realized that I wasn't taking care of my skin like I should, so I met with a dermatologist to talk about the details. My skin doctor was incredibly kind and caring, and he did everything he could to explain what my skin needed. He started me on a skincare regimen that started that day, and I could tell that he was on to something. Within a few months, my skin looked clean, clear, and incredibly healthy. This blog is all about understanding dermatology concerns and knowing how to address serious problems.