The purpose of your skin’s oil and sebum production in the pores is to keep the skin moisturised and soft.
However, when this gets out of the ordinary and your pores end up with excess sebum and dead skin cells pile up, they will result in closed comedones, whiteheads, and blackheads. If bacterias get trapped in these pore congestion, in no time they will lead to acne problems. The causes of clogged pores are endless, including sleeping without cleansing, dirty beddings, smoking, face repeatedly touching mobile phones, etc. To unclog these pores, you’ll need regular exfoliation, thorough cleansing, and appropriate hydration.
If the clogged pores and excess oil production are left untreated, the pores will stretch and enlarge. So, usually, those with oily skin can easily get enlarged pores. This fact may scare some and prompt them to exfoliate every day - yet if the skin gets too dry, the glands will start producing even more oil to protect the skin which leaves you with worse clogged pores. The oil-hydration balance on the skin is very important. Exfoliation is enough when done once or twice a week, and it should be followed by correct moisture care. Aging can also result in stretched pores due to lack of elasticity, which is why anti-aging care is also considered important when it comes to pore care.
Best ingredients for pore care
AHA, BHA, PHA