The pores on our skin are the route through which toxins and sweat escape our system. But these pores appear enlarged and more visible on women with oily or mature skin. Pores often get clogged with oil, dirt and sebum that make them appear more prominent. While your genes do determine the size of your pore, they’re not always to be blamed. There are several other reasons that can cause your pores to enlarge. Wondering what they are? Scroll below to find out….
 

Excess sebum

Excess sebum

Your skin produces sebum to keep dryness at bay, but in some cases, it produces excess sebum which then leads to common skin problems like acne and blackheads. Now, you may be wondering why it does that? Well, the truth is that most women with an oily skin type skip a moisturiser thinking they don’t need one. To combat the dryness, your skin works overtime and produces excess sebum. Thus, it is wise to apply a light-weight moisturiser such as the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine to keep your skin nourished.

 

Exposure to UV light

Exposure to UV light

Another primary culprit behind large pores is exposure to UV light. Exposing your skin to UV light without sun protection even for a few minutes can cause irreversible damage. To prevent your pores from getting larger, start wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 every morning and don’t forget to reapply every 3 hours for maximum sun protection.

 

Blue light

Blue light

Sitting in front of your laptop and staring into your phone all day not only causes body ache but is also damaging for your skin. The blue light from your gadgets penetrates the skin’s hair follicles and pores. That’s not all, your phone harbours a lot of bacteria and holding it towards your face while talking can transfer the dirt and bacteria leading to clogged pores.

 

Trapped dead skin cells

Trapped dead skin cells

There’s a reason why skincare experts recommend exfoliating skin at least once or twice a week and getting regular facials done. Both these techniques help remove dead skin cells trapped in the pores and allow the natural oils to flow freely.

 

Eating too much sugar

Eating too much sugar

A diet rich in processed food and sugar creates more testosterone in the body which is responsible for enlarging the pores and causing your skin to produce more oil. It also breaks down collagen in the body, which is essential to maintain the skin’s elasticity and keep it looking youthful.