What Causes Enlarged Pores & How to Treat Them

Published: August 28 2023
What Causes Enlarged Pores & How to Treat Them

Everything You Need To Know About Enlarged Pores & How to Treat Them

Believe it or not, everyone has pores. Just like different skin types, there are also different types of pores too. For some people, their pores are smaller than others whereas others always seem to clog. Large pores are often seen as the enemy of a clear complexion, but how can you treat them?

At Peace Out, we’re here to help you discover the truth about enlarged pores and how best to manage and treat them so you can feel more confident in your skin!

What Causes Enlarged Pores?

Many different factors can contribute to having enlarged pores on your face and body.

  • Sebum Production:

    Excess Sebum Production, or oily skin, is the main cause of enlarged pores as this is what can fill a pore and clog it, making it look larger and can lead to an acne outbreak. Because each pore has an oil gland, it can be difficult to control the amount of oil that gets into your pores.
  • Aging:

    Aging can also contribute to enlarged pores making an appearance on your face. As we age, our skin’s natural elasticity begins to decline and this can lead to pores seeming bigger.
  • Sun Exposure:

    Sun damage causes pores to appear bigger by reducing the skin’s collagen and water levels. This can also lead the tissue underneath your skin to shrink which in turn makes the parameter of your pores become stretched and more enlarged.
  • Genetics:

    Typically, men have larger pores than women, although this can vary and is also heavily influenced by your genetic makeup too!

How to get rid of enlarged pores

Firstly, it’s super important to note that: you can’t actually get rid of pores. 

Like it or not, they’re with you for life as they are a valuable part of your skin’s structure! Although we might not be able to get rid of them entirely, we can use specific techniques and products to help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores! 

  • Cleansing:

    Get into a routine with your pore care! Cleansing is an essential part of any skincare routine, but even more important for those who have oily skin which is prone to enlarged pores and blackheads. A good cleanser will remove makeup and excess oil without drying your skin out entirely!
  • Toning:

    Tone up those pores with a trusted facial toner. Although not always seen as a necessity for pore care, quality toners are designed to brighten your face and tighten pores, making them less visible throughout the day or night.
  • Moisturizing:

    Moisturize! If you have oily- combination skin, putting moisturizer on may seem a little counterintuitive…we hear you! But applying the right moisturizer to your face after cleansing and toning is a great way to protect the skin’s natural barrier and can reduce the appearance of redness, irritation, and large pores!

Best Treatments for Enlarged Pores

At Peace Out, we’re pretty clued up on the best ingredients to help minimize pores and look after your skin too! If your pores need an extra bit of attention, we have a great selection of targeted treatments and specialist pore-perfecting products designed to provide the best treatments for enlarged pores! 

The Pore Perfecting Stick is our new favorite treatment. We’ve incorporated Kaolin Clay, which draws impurities from the skin with a specialist acid blend to increase skin cell turnover to provide a great solution for uneven skin tone! This pore-perfecting stick is a gentle exfoliant that extracts clogged pores. Not only does it nourish your skin and reduce overall blackhead appearance- it also works to create an all-around smoother complexion. Use this handy product either as a mask or apply it every other day for amazing results. 

Detoxifying Pore & Nose Strips are great for those times you want to target a group of pesky pores all at once. These strips are designed to lift away dirt and excess oil, while also shrinking large pores. What’s even better is that you can wear these when you sleep, so you can rest easy knowing your pores are being taken care of! 

Instant Pore Perfector provides instant relief and long-term treatment for large pores all in one handy product! This expert blend of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide both hydrates the skin and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and blotchy skin! Use before applying makeup for a flawless (or pore-less) finish! 

Got a skin concern? We’ve got a solution. Just text us & we’ll walk you through your personalized step-by-step solution. Your skincare coach will ask for a quick selfie to ensure we find the perfect regimen for your skin concerns! Let’s Chat >

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