Pore Problems + How to Treat Them

If you have ever found yourself crouched over a magnifying mirror obsessing over the size of your pores, you are not alone! Pores are a common issue in the skincare community, but what causes enlarged pores? What do large pores mean? How can you treat them? This week in the blog, we are going to be going through the ins and outs of pores so you can have allll the details regarding your pores.

Pores 101

Let’s start with the basics. To begin, everyone has pores—even if they’re teeny tiny and close to invisible! Pores are small openings around hair follicles and are present anywhere on your skin that has oil glands. When pores get clogged with sweat, oil, and impurities, acne can appear as a result. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you may be more prone to clogged pores than someone with dry skin.

To help cut down on clogged pores, we recommend using our Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum that helps remove pore-clogging impurities and exfoliates the skin for a clearer-looking complexion.

What Do Large Pores Mean?

Large pores are a result of when skin produces too much oil and that oil becomes trapped, which results in enlarged pores due to the pore having to stretch. While large pores cannot be permanently resolved, they can be minimized! Keeping your skin clean is a great way to help pores appear smaller and clearer.

If you struggle with excessive oil, try Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner! This pore-refining toner exfoliates and preps skin as it helps absorb excess oil and impurities for a clearer-looking complexion.

Should We Be Extracting Our Pores?

If you frequently find yourself analyzing your skin in the mirror, it can be hard to resist extracting a blackhead or whitehead. However, when it comes to extracting pores, it is best to leave them alone or visit a professional. When we try to extract clogged pores at home, it can often lead to more damage than such as pushing the clogged pore deeper into the skin or causing unintentional acne scars. 

Instead of using pore extractor tools, try using an exfoliating mask instead! Our Clear Deep Cleansing Mask helps improve skin tone and texture by gently drawing out impurities to help unclog pores for a clearer-looking complexion that glows.

What Should I Do to Help My Pores?

Having a consist skincare routine that consists of clarifying products, as well as being patient, is the best way to help cleanse your pores. Taking the time to do your skincare routine will help cleanse the skin of excess oil and impurities, which will help keep your pores clean as a result. Getting your pores back on track can be tricky, but lucky for you we have just the routine to follow! Check out this pore-focused COSMEDIX approved skincare routine below:

  • Step 1, cleanse with Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser AM/PM: Clarify is a gentle, alcohol and sulfate-free cleanser that deep cleans pores and exfoliates skin without over drying.
  • Step 2, treat with Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum AM/PM: Clarity helps exfoliate congested skin and clarify clogged pores that can cause breakouts and blemishes.
  • Step 3, hydrate with Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer AM/PM: a lightweight moisturizer that's formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin and helps reduce the appearance of shine, while providing lasting hydration. 

To shop more products to help with pores, or other best selling skincare, head to cosmedix.com