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Large Pores Troubling You? Try these Solutions!

First of all, you need to understand that enlarged pores are related to many factors, some of which are physiological and some of which are pathological. Different reasons require different ways to deal with them.

Among them, the three factors with the greatest correlation are oily skin, decreased elasticity of pore structure, and increased hair follicle volume.

For example, people with oily skin will have larger pores if they produce more oil; if they are exposed to the sun for a long time, causing photoaging of the skin, it will disrupt the collagen and elastin framework, reduce the elasticity of the skin, and the pores will also appear. get bigger.

In addition, it is also related to factors such as race, hair loss, disease, and age. The pores of Chinese people are generally not too big; if the pores have vellus hair, they will appear larger; if you have acne, it is likely to be accompanied by enlarged pores; among people aged 18 to 40, the pores will gradually become larger, and those over 40 years old After that, the size is relatively constant.

Below are some treatment principles for improving enlarged pores, which you need to consider before treatment:

There is no standard treatment: Because the causes of enlarged pores vary, so do treatments.

For example, if you produce a lot of oil, you can pay attention to controlling oil and inhibiting the function of sebaceous glands; if you are older, one of the focuses of treatment is “rejuvenation.”

Need individualized treatment: treatment depends on your own needs, acceptance of side effects, time and financial level. For example, fractional laser treatment is relatively intense, has certain side effects (including pain), has a long recovery period, and is not cheap, so it is not suitable for everyone.

The following table is sorted out based on reference materials and personal understanding, and summarizes various ways to deal with enlarged pores, which can be used as a preliminary reference. Specific treatment options are recommended through consultation and communication with your doctor.

Table: N ways to deal with enlarged pores

TopicalAvoid oil-based products and comedogenic ingredients for oily skinWeakHighLow
CareAttention to facial hygiene, avoid oil-based products, comedogenic ingredientsLowHighLow
AdjustmentsDietary adjustments: reduce high glycemic index, carbohydrate-rich foodsWeakHighLow
Sun ProtectionUse sunscreen to combat skin agingMediumHighLow to medium
TopicalProducts containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, niacinamide, green tea extractsWeak to moderateMedium to highMedium
Topical CreamTazarotene or Retin-A cream for improving aging skinWeakMediumLow
IsotretinoinEffectively inhibits sebum production, synergistic with phototherapyModerate to strongMediumMedium
Oral MedicationCombined oral contraceptives and spironolactone for hormonal regulationMediumMediumMedium
MedicalChemical Peels: Induce healthier cell regeneration, improve skin conditionMediumMediumMedium to high
Laser TreatmentInduce collagen remodeling, increase skin elasticity, reduce sebum productionModerate to strongMediumHigh
RadiofrequencyTreatment: Has sebum suppression effectsMediumMediumHigh
Botulinum ToxinInfluences pore size reduction, reduces sebum secretion, thereby improving pore sizeWeak to moderateMedium to highHigh
Hair RemovalTreatment: Laser/photon hair removal may reduce pore sizeMediumHighHigh
MesotherapySubcutaneous injection of hyaluronic acid can improve skin elasticity, stimulate collagen synthesis, thus reducing poresWeak to moderateHighHigh
ConcealerTemporary improvement of large pores appearance using foundation-type concealerStrongHighLow
No TreatmentNot treating is also a treatment choice, as long as one is comfortableNoneHighNone

As you can see from the above, there are many treatment options for enlarged pores. In addition, it can also be seen that no one solution is suitable for everyone, and the effectiveness, safety and cost vary.

Generally speaking, if you decide to receive treatment, you must adjust your expectations. After all, no treatment is 100% effective, and even if it is effective, it will take a long time. If you want better results, you can perform combined treatment under the guidance of a doctor.

Finally, special emphasis is placed on the “Buddhist” plan at the end of the table – concealment and no treatment. Similar situations are also seen in other problems, such as androgenic alopecia, which does not affect health but only affects appearance. There are more ways to cover up blemishes, such as wigs, wig sets, dense hair powder, hairline pens, etc.

In addition, no treatment is also a treatment option, such as androgenic alopecia. If you mind, you can treat it regularly. You can even use topical drugs and oral drugs all year round. However, when you get older and don’t mind the appearance of hair loss, you can also consider stopping. Take the medicine and lie down.

The same goes for enlarged pores.