What’s your POREblem?

Halley Medical Aesthetics | 27 Jan 2015

What contributes to big pores? How can we treat them? 

We hate big pores. They are ugly. They make our face look rough and old. Why do we have pores, and how did they get so big?! The truth is, small as they seem compared to other body parts, they play a big role in our wellbeing.

“Pores are a natural component of our skin,” says Dr. Terence Tan, Director of Halley Medical Aesthetics.

“They are necessary for temperature regulation, preventing dehydration, immunity, and maintenance of the body's natural ionic balance.” Dr. Tan also explained that the appearance of large pores is the result of a myriad of factors.

Here are the top five factors to large pore size

#1: Gender

Gender is the biggest contributor to pore size followed by age and oily skin. Men have genetically bigger pores, which contribute to the courser, more masculine look in men.

#2: Your age

Poor skin quality due to aging is a big contributor to large pores as the size of pore openings are highly dependent on the quality of supporting skin. Loss of skin elasticity leads to tired skin and flabby pores.

#3: Oily skin

Oily skin contributes to large pore openings as excessive oil production leads to a build-up of grime at the pore openings. This results in larger pores and eventually black heads and white heads over time.

#4: Sun exposure

Photoaging (poor skin quality due to sun exposure over time) robs the skin of collagen leading to inelastic skin and the appearance of larger pores.

#5: Lifestyle factors

Lifestyle does play a role. Factors like high-sugar diets, stress, sweat, and smoke and pollution contribute to the build up of debris and dirt within the pores through increased sebum production and blockage of pores.

Now that you know what contributes to big pores, how can we treat them?

Dr. Tan will reveal his tips in the second part of the story so wait for it!

In the mean time, check out some of Halley Medical Aesthetics' pore-related treatments:

Acne Programmes by Halley Medical Aesthetics

Acne Buster Programme 1 S$905

Get to the root of the acne problem with a treatment programme that includes laser therapy for smoother, acne-free skin and smaller pores. This programme includes a laser carbon peel, Acne Buster Facial, Deep Pore Cleansing Facial, and glycolic acid peel treatments.
Acne Buster Programme 2 S$840

Get to the root of the acne problem with a treatment programme that includes pampering yet healing facials and no downtime facial peels for smooth, acne-free skin. This programme includes a two Acne Buster Facials, two Deep Pore Cleansing Facials, and two glycolic acid peel treatments.
Acne Scars Programme S$1,220

Get rid of the ugly acne scars and pigments left behind with a treatment focused on skin renewal and skin smoothening. This programme includes two fractional CO2 laser treatments and two glycolic acid peels.

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