If you have enlarged pores, you know the detriment they can be to having smooth, clear-looking, and beautiful skin. Pores are problematic, and it’s no wonder that so many women are self-proclaimed “pore obsessed.” There are ways to deal with your enlarged pores, though, and create the beautifully smooth skin you’ve always wanted. The key is to understand what makes your pores appear more enlarged in the first place and then working to fix it.

What Makes Pores Look Bigger (and How to Fix It!)

When they are clogged.

Clogged pores are going to look bigger because they are full of dead skin and other clogging factors. Your pores are catch-alls for all the stuff you don’t want on your skin, and those clogging ingredients can lead to other issues like blackheads. You can take care of clogged pores in a number of ways. First, keep your skin exfoliated. Get rid of those dead skin cells from the surface of your skin before they have a chance to clog up your pores. Secondly, you can use a cleanser that has salicylic acid in it. This ingredient is great at dissolving and gently removing anything that’s clogging up your pores without being too harsh on your skin.

When they don’t have enough moisture.

When your pores and the skin around them aren’t being moisturized enough, it gets saggy and makes your pores appear larger. Moisturizing daily is a must for healthy-looking skin and pores. This is an easy fix: use a good daily moisturizer on your skin. Some people shy away from using a moisturizer because they are worried it’s going to make their skin look greasier. The opposite is more likely to be true; if your skin isn’t getting the moisture that it needs from a moisturizer, your oil glands are going to kick into overdrive and start producing more oil on your skin. That’s not good new for your pores, either. Give them with they need with a high-quality moisturizer.

When collagen production is low.

Collagen is the ingredient in your skin that makes it look plump and gives it elasticity. Collagen production naturally starts to decline as we age, meaning that the more birthdays you have, the larger your pores could start to look. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. There are also many great products on the market the can replace the collagen in your skin, plumping it up and reducing the appearance of your pores.

How to Do All of This in One Easy Step

Want to get all of these pore-reducing tips done in one easy step? Get a professional facial from our team in San Francisco! Our facials help moisturize your skin, stimulate the production of collagen, clear your pores, and leave you looking fresh and relaxed. If you’d like to see what our facials can do for your skin and how they can reduce the appearance of your pores, get in touch with our team to make an appointment. You can give us a call or contact us through our website to get started.