It is perhaps more accurate to refer to open pores as “large pores” given that all pores are open. Pores exist all over our skin and flush out the sweat and toxins in order to keep our outsides healthy. However, sometimes pores can become enlarged and when that happens, they become noticeable to the naked eye.
If you suffer with visibly large pores, rest assured it is not a sign of any poor skin maintenance. Open pores are caused by factors beyond your control. This includes family genetics – if someone in your immediate lineage suffered from large pores, then there is a chance you might too. Similarly, if you have naturally oily skin and/or suffer from acne, you might also be prone to larger pores. This is because the sebaceous glands in your skin are producing more oil for your pores to expel, forcing them to work overtime.
Large pores can also occur as part of the natural ageing process. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which means it can very slowly sag over the years. This process can pull down on the pores, causing them to stretch and become more noticeable.
If you have open pores that you feel are thwarting your quest for immaculate-looking skin, then our skin specialists can help. We offer a range of skin treatments and facials that can boost your skin’s health. Our experts can also advise you on the best skincare products to use at home in order to maintain results.