Avoiding Common Mistakes in Treating Large Pores

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Common Mistakes in Treating Large Pores and How to Avoid Them

Dealing with large pores can be challenging, but avoiding common skincare mistakes is crucial for achieving smoother, clearer skin. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to watch out for and how to navigate your skincare routine effectively.

Over-Exfoliated Skin: Understanding the Risks

Over-exfoliating can wreak havoc on your skin's health. It disrupts the skin's natural barrier, leading to dryness, irritation, and even increased oil production. This vicious cycle can ultimately exacerbate pore congestion and make pores appear larger.

Can Over-Exfoliating Cause Clogged Pores?

Yes, over-exfoliating can strip away the skin's protective barrier, making it more susceptible to clogged pores. When dead skin cells aren't shed properly due to excessive exfoliation, they can accumulate in pores along with sebum, resulting in blockages and potential breakouts.

Can Over-Exfoliating Cause Large Pores?

Absolutely. Harsh exfoliation methods can irritate and inflame the skin, causing it to produce more oil to compensate for the lost moisture. This excess oil can stretch and enlarge pores over time, giving them a more prominent appearance.

Choosing the Best Exfoliator for Large Pores

Choosing the Best Exfoliator for Large Pores

To effectively treat large pores without causing harm, opt for gentle exfoliators that suit your skin type:

Salicylic Acid Exfoliants: Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, salicylic acid penetrates pores to dissolve oil and debris, helping to prevent pore congestion.

Glycolic Acid Exfoliants: Suitable for most skin types, glycolic acid exfoliates the skin's surface, promoting smoother texture and reducing pore appearance.

Enzyme Exfoliators: These are gentle on the skin and work by breaking down dead skin cells without causing irritation, making them suitable for sensitive skin types.

Avoiding Over-Exfoliation: Tips for a Balanced Routine

Limit Frequency: Exfoliate no more than 2-3 times per week, adjusting based on your skin's response.

Monitor Sensitivity: If your skin becomes red, irritated, or excessively dry, reduce the frequency of exfoliation or switch to a milder product.

Hydrate and Protect: Always follow exfoliation with a moisturiser to replenish lost hydration and apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin from UV damage, which can worsen pore issues.

Explore 111SKIN's range of skincare solutions designed to address pore concerns and enhance your skincare regimen. With the right approach and products, you can confidently navigate your journey to clearer, more beautiful skin. Discover more on large pores here. 

Words approved by: Dr Yannis Alexandrides


Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, founder of 111SKIN, is a renowned cosmetic surgeon and innovator in skincare. Informed by over 30 years of medical experience, his pioneering formulas merge science and luxury, delivering unparalleled results globally, redefining skincare standards. 

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