- You’re exposing yourself to the sun
- You suffer from blackheads
- You have oily skin
- Your skin is ageing
- You’re smoking too much
You’re exposing yourself to the sun
The relationship between the sun and skin is hardly a good one. Sure, we get our dose of Vitamin D from the sun but there’s some serious damage it can do to your skin. Sun damage thickens your skin and causes your pores to grow bigger. Worse, the UV rays shrink the tissues beneath your skin that stretches your pores and makes them appear larger than they should be. Hence, it’s imperative that you apply sunscreen every two hours if you truly want to prevent your pores from getting bigger.
You suffer from blackheads
If you have oily skin, you should know that that in itself is the real monster behind enlarged pores. The reason? When you have oily skin, excess sebum and dirt gets trapped inside the pores and your skin automatically swells up making your pores bigger. This leads to blackheads and other forms of acne that can cause a permanent scar on your skin. Hence, it’s imperative that you cleanse your skin with a scrub twice a week. We suggest using the St.Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub because this one has the power to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. It contains apricot that heals, soothes, protects and energises your skin. It’s also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E—all of which leave your skin glowing and hydrated.
You have oily skin
If you have blackheads and large pores, one of the prime reasons could be the fact that your skin type is oily. This is when you ought to use a toner and follow the cleansing-toning-moisturising ritual to the T. A toner will not only control the sebum production but also slowly shrink your pores. For this, rely on the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner because this one has a light texture so it doesn’t make the skin look greasy. It also frees the skin of bacteria and leaves it hydrated.
Your skin is ageing
One of the biggest reasons behind large pores is ageing. As we age, we lose elasticity and our skin becomes less taut and firm. The thing about this process is that it depletes the collagen levels in the skin. This is when pores are stretched and increase in size. Hence, make sure you embrace an anti-ageing skin care ritual early on in life so that your pores are under control.
You’re smoking too much
Not only does smoking reduce the moisture in your skin but it also shrinks blood vessels that deliver oxygen to your skin. When the blood circulation slows down, your skin dries out and collagen levels deplete. Naturally then, you start ageing faster and your pores begin to appear larger.