How active a person's sebaceous glands are, depends on their genes. It also depends on the size of their pores.
Having large pores is not a health concern. As this 2015 study explains, pore size is purely an aesthetic consideration.
It may not be possible to get rid of large pores, but most people can reduce their appearance. The best way to do this is to ensure their skin stays supple and their pores remain unclogged.
Eight ways to minimize large pores
Here are eight effective ways to reduce the appearance of pores:
1. Choosing water-based products
If a person has oily skin, they should ensure they use products that are water-based. Using water-based products avoids extra oil getting into the pores.
A person with oily skin and large pores should avoid oil-based products. These may lead to excess oil on the skin, making pores appear larger.
2. Washing the face both morning and evening
Washing the face is basic skin care. But with so many products available, a person may forget just to use warm water and a cleanser.
Having a good face washing habit is essential. Washing the face every morning and evening helps to wash away oil and dirt from the pores, which helps to reduce their appearance.
3. Choosing gel-based cleansers
If a person has oily skin and wants to reduce the appearance of their pores, they should choose a gel-based cleanser.
A moisturizing cleanser may leave residue in the pores and increase oiliness. A gel-based cleanser helps to clear oil from the pores, reducing their appearance. Various products are available for purchase online.
Exfoliating the skin may be recommended to help remove blockages from the pores.
A person with oily skin should exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliating helps to remove things from the pores that can block them. This includes:
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