What Are Enlarged Pores?
Enlarged pores primarily occur due to an excess production of oil, skin congestions or blackhead activity which causes the skin’s collagen to over stretch to accommodate. This results in the pores becoming stretched and enlarged. Due to the nature of enlarged pores, it is most common to see on the nose, forehead and chin areas, also known as the “T-zone”, and is more prevalent in oily skin types. Enlarged pores can also occur due to blemish extraction or squeezing.
Why Are There Enlarged Pores On My Nose?
There are a few reasons why many people experience enlarged pores mainly on the nose. This is because the pores on the nose are naturally larger than those that are located on other parts of your skin and the sebaceous glands underneath them are larger, too. You’re also more likely to have big pores on your nose if you have oily skin or genetic predisposition.
How To Get Rid Of Enlarged Pores?
As enlarged pores are the product of stretched collagen, the main focus of treatment is to collagen remodel. It is also important to clear out any debris or reduce any excess oil flow that may be keeping the pores large. Although we cannot make enlarged pores disappear completely, by using a combination of treatment and skin care we can greatly improve their appearance.=
Some other useful tips for reducing the appearance of enlarged pores (including large pores on the face) include:
- Using only non-comedogenic skin care products and makeup;
- Cleansing your face twice a day;
- Treating acne — Acne clogs your pores, which can make your pores more noticeable.
- Protecting your face with sunscreen everyday; and
- Daily application of a retinol-based product.
Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that creates microscopic channels into the skin. This stimulates the wound healing response, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin fibres to correct and re-build the skin’s structure. For enlarged pores, this improves the depth and size of the pore by remodelling and reshaping the damaged tissue.
Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin using mechanical abrasion, gentle vacuum suction to stimulate collagen production and clear congested pores. This decongesting action, along with the stimulation of collagen, is especially effective for enlarged pores as it removes blackheads and debris that may cause the pore to stretch.
Laser Correction Facial
Our Laser Correction Facial Treatment utilises Q-switch laser technology. The rapid speed of the laser combined with a high repetition rate causes vibration in the skin which helps to eliminate impurities and stimulate collagen. The 1064nm wavelength specifically targets the deeper layers of the skin to promote new collagen/elastin, the breaking up of deeper pigmentation and elimination of impurities whilst providing a safe treatment for all skin types.
Laser Correction Facials are especially effective for black head removal/expulsion, elimination of oil, while also tightening and reducing pore size. This treatment can also be combined with Microdermabrasion as an Advanced Laser Correction Facial to maximise results.
Best Skincare Products For Enlarged Pores
For those with an excess oil flow or enlarged pores, this is especially beneficial as most oil-based makeup can be comedogenic (pore-clogging) and migrate into the pores of your skin, keeping pores congested and enlarged, and potentially causing Acne Cosmetica (acne caused by cosmetic products). Mineral makeup, primarily those containing Zinc Oxide, does not penetrate into the skin and thus does not cause blockages, congestion or cause irritation, but allows the skin to function normally. VC Dermal proudly stocks Saint Minerals, a consciously created, cruelty-free, mineral make-up range, derived from the highest quality, vegan friendly, no-nanotechnology minerals.
LIRA Pro Exfoliating Cleanser
LIRA Pro Exfoliating Cleanser is specially formulated pearlescent anti-aging cleanser. This cleanser features key ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid that tones skin while removing impurities and naturally brightening tone. Salicylic Acid provides deep exfoliation to decongest clogged pores, while Lactic Acid gently softens and removes dead skin. Exfoliating cleanser also contains Cinnamon, Bearberry, Orange Extract and Lemon Extract that can help exfoliate away dead skin cells and improve skin rejuvenation.