PROBLEM: LARGE PORES
Pores are microscopic openings in the surface of the skin, allowing passage to hair follicles, oil glands and sweat glands. Their function is regulation of body temperature through release of sweat and release of excess oils which moisturize the skin.Pores can become congested due to a buildup of dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt particles, leading to various skin issues such as blackheads and pimples.
Pore size is also influenced by genetics, aging, and natural levels of oil in the skin. All of these factors determine the size, sebum production leading to congestion, and collagen production which is crucial for skin tightness. However, UV damage from the sun is most commonly responsible for prevalence of enlarged pores and it is important to always apply sunscreen.