Anti-Pores and Oiliness
As we age, we notice that the skin pores tend to expand more and more, especially those on the face around the cheeks and/or the T-zone.
When the pores are fully open, dirt can get lodged there, leading to blackheads and a rough skin texture.
Large pores occur in combination and oily skin and in various facial areas. Due to their thickness, this type of skin produces more sebum, and this excess accumulates on the surface, causing blackheads with flaking.
Dilated Pores and Blackheads
The formation of blackheads contributes to enlarging the pores.
The causes of dilated pores are numerous:
• Inadequate skin cleansing
• Use of products that do not let the epidermis breathe
• Aging, as the skin loses its elasticity. This is a common phenomenon around the age of 40, as the skin loses elasticity while the sebaceous glands continue to produce sebum.
Several factors, such as smoking and sun exposure, worsen the problem. Sun exposure is a contributing factor, weakening the structure of our dermis by damaging collagen and elastin fibers, which provide firmness and flexibility.
As we age, there is a decrease in epidermal renewal. The skin becomes less firm and less flexible, the dermal structure surrounding the pores collapses, and the pore size increases. Instead of peeling, there is hardening in the pore walls, causing them to deform and appear visibly hollow.
Causes of Dilated Pores
• Genetics and hormonal imbalances (puberty, menopause)
• Dehydration of the skin, blackheads, and sebum accumulation
• Ineffective cleansing (makeup residue)
• Lifestyle factors: smoking, fatigue, poor diet
• Heat from steam baths and saunas
• Sagging skin (loss of skin elasticity)
• Excessive sun exposure
Tips: Use skin cleansing, firming, and regenerating treatments.
1. Cleansing: Thoroughly remove makeup and then tone with a lotion.
5. Makeup: Preferably use powders and mineral compact foundations.
Treatments for Dilated Pores
Use creams that increase the synthesis of collagen and elastin for a rejuvenating and smoothing effect on the epidermis.
For mature skin and very large pores, fractional radiofrequency will have a smoothing, unifying, and firming effect similar to CO2 laser without the side effects.