Oily Skin and Enlarged Pores

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WHY DO MY PORES BECOME ENLARGED?

Enlarged Pore is a common problem for South East Asian due to climate, pores appear enlarged for many reasons:

  • Excess Sebum Production: This excess oil mixes with other substances (such as dead skin cells) in the pore to form a clog. Not surprisingly, this clog makes it difficult for the oil to flow freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge.

  • Sun Damage: Years under the sun, causes the outer layer of skin to thickened which leads to enlarged pores.

  • Ageing Skin: The loss of collagen, elastin and water in the skin causes the tissues beneath the skin to shrink, pulling down the edges of the pore. Thus, causing them to appear enlarged.

ANY SOLUTIONS TO MINIMIZE ENLARGED PORES?

Yes, there are a few methods to make the pores look smoother or smaller. Simply follow these 4 steps, you will definitely see improvement in your pores.

1) Use appropriate skin care products which doesn’t clog pores or stimulate sebum                     production.

2) Exfoliate the dead skin cells twice a week to ensure the cell sheds regularly.

3) Choose a good facial or proper treatment to increase skin collagen and hydration.

4) Avoid sun damage at all cost.

WHICH FACIAL TREATMENT CAN HELP?

  • True Light Infusion- a good facial to strengthen collagen and elastin fibres in giving the skin firmer and smoother look. Pores look smaller in few sessions.

  • Gene 180(Puri System)- helps in restructure the cell, balance the sebum secretion and toning the skin.

  • Diamond Peel (MicroDermabrasion) – exfoliate away dead skin cells,  clear the path for pores. Dont forgot to give enough hydration(not oily moisturizer), when cells hydrated, pores will look smaller.

WHAT TO DO & WHAT NOT TO DO ?

TO DO:

  1. Clay Mask Absorb Excess Oil: Clay is great at absorbing oil agent, use in only 2-3 times a week will improve the skin condition. can be found in dermalogica Skin Refining Masque, Sebum Clearing Masque.

  2. Gentle, Water-Soluble Cleanser: Oily Cleanser not suitable for oily skin, but too drying cleansers might cause irritation. And irritation will stimulate more oil production. can be found in Special Cleansing Gel, Skin Clearing Wash, Derma Clay Cleanser.

  3. Salicylic Acid (BHA) Exfoliant: It helps to remove excess skin cells, so they don’t build up in the pore, allowing for a more even flow of oil. Besides, as a bonus, it will builds collagen to reduce wrinkles too! can found in Daily Microfoliant.

  4. Oil-Control Solution: use it if you feel your skin too oily, it help to reduce sebum production, leaving skin clean & fresh all day long. can found in Clearing Mattifier, Oil Control Lotion.

NOT TO DO:

  1. Avoid Product That Is Too Drying: but too drying products will not suitable too, unless the face has bad breakout. Same theory as cleanser, too dry will stimulate your skin to produce more oil.

  2. Not to over wash the skin: some people tend to over wash their face as they felt skin is too oily, but over washing will lead to reverse effect. As skin feel dry, it tends to produce more oil to “protect” it, then it cause a bad cycle.

  3. Stop Product Clogging Pores: must avoid any product that are too greasy, creamy & has oily texture which will lead to clogged pores.

  4. Avoid Product That Caused Irritating: When an irritation occurs, it will agitate oil glands to produce more oil too.