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What Are the Causes of Enlarged Pores?

Pores are the skin openings where the hair shaft erupts. They cover all the human body except the soles of the feet, palms of the hands and on the lips. Pores are, for the most part, tiny and difficult to see. When they become enlarged, they are more noticeable. They may make you self-conscious and anxious about the way you look. If looking into a magnifying mirror is scary because of your enlarged pores, look for the cause to find a solution.

Type of Skin

If you have oily skin, you have a bigger chance of having enlarged pores. Because skin oil is produced in the follicle below the pore opening, excess oil tends to pool around the opening and magnify the pore. Oily skin is typically inherited. If you have oily skin, you should clean and exfoliate your face more often than a person with dry skin; this will make your pores look smaller.

Clogged Pores

If you have a poor skin care regime, it can cause your pores to become larger. Failure to remove makeup, irregular cleansing and irregular exfoliating can cause a buildup of makeup residue, dead skin cells, soil and bacteria. In turn, this will cause oils to build-up within the pore and cause enlargement and blackheads. The trick here, of course, is to cleanse your face both morning and night and make sure you remove all makeup each day. In addition, you should make exfoliating a part of your regular beauty regime.

Age and Sun

You may be either too young or too old, and it will cause your pores to enlarge. Because skin oil production is higher during puberty, the pores enlarge to allow the oil to escape; the solution is to cleanse more often. Conversely, as you get older, the skin looses its elasticity, and your pores begin to dilate.This means you should use a moisturizer regularly. If you spend too much time in the sun, your skin will lose both elastin and collagen, which will cause the walls of your pores to sag and enlarge. Always wear sunscreen or a makeup product that contains sunscreen.

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