These aesthetic combinations can help to shrink your pores
One of the most common skincare concerns is pores. More specifically, enlarged pores. Pores become enlarged when they get clogged from the buildup of oil and dead skin cells. Genetics may also play a part – when you naturally have oily skin, this can cause enlarged pores too.
Another culprit for enlarged pores is age. We lose elasticity in our skin as we age, plus the rate at which our skin gets rid of dead skin cells on its own slows down. Throw these in the mix and we inadvertently appear to have larger pores compared to our younger days.
Treating pores could be as simple as paying a visit to your favourite aesthetic doctor and complementing these trips with a more conscientious skincare routine to keep large pores at bay. Here are our favourite options.
#1 Skin Resurfacing Lasers
The latest and most innovative lasers to hit the market, Pico Smooth is an FDA-approved laser treatment that safely treats acne scars and wrinkles. This laser treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, delivering significant antiaging and complexion rejuvenative benefits with little downtime. This laser treatment is suitable for all skin types and colours and in the process of stimulating collagen production, it also improves the appearance of pores for a smoother, K-pop worthy complexion.
We all know Botox for its ability to remove deep lines and wrinkles from our faces and even create a slimmer jawline. But did you know, minute doses of Botox injected into your skin can have the effect of shrinking your pores? These injections work by causing sweat glands and sebaceous glands to shrink, resulting in a smoother skin without any loss in facial muscle movement. Patients who have tried Micro Refine have reported that their skin is less oily and pores are noticeably smaller. As a bonus side effect, face looks firmer and more lifted after a series of such treatments.
#3 Chemical Peels
A more cost effective and perhaps considered a more customised approach to reducing the appearance of pores would be chemical peels. Depending on your skin’s concerns and skin type, your doctor can choose the type of peel that’s suitable for you.
Chemical peels in general are designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin using fruit acids. This treatment requires the acids to be applied onto your skin, effectively removing the dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This gets rids of the clogged pores in the process and allows healthier skin to come though, literally, with a smoother complexion to boot.
#4 A good skincare routine
On an everyday basis, this is definitely something that should not be overlooked. A good skincare routine ensures your skin is clean and well taken care of, and ready to receive the nutrients you want to feed it with.
A good cleansing routine is the bare minimal, to ensure pores aren’t clogged by cleaning off all the day’s dirt, grime and makeup. This should be followed by exfoliating your skin once to twice a week. This is especially helpful as we get older, to help our skin slough off the dead skin cells, effectively reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.