Our skin has tiny openings called open pores all over it that allow our skin to breathe and retain moisture. They also aid in our bodies ability to get rid of pollutants. But occasionally, blockage and dilatation may cause these pores to enlarge. That is when they start to cause issues. They are more likely to develop in those who have oily skin.
Even while these open pores are typically painless and safe, they can be extremely unpleasant to the eye, especially if they are on the face. Blackheads, poor-quality cosmetics, excessive sweating, ageing, genetics, and unsanitary behaviours can all contribute to open pores. There are several natural solutions you can try to reduce your open pores. Your dermatologist might advise using retinoids and salicylic acid to treat your open pores. AFT technology, Pixel Perfect technology, TCA Cross, Derma Rollers, and Lasers are your other options if they don't work.
Summary: Open pores are small holes or openings on the skin that can cause various skin problems such as: acne, blackheads, pimples and whiteheads.
Summary- There are three major types of open pores, these are: Y- shaped, O- shaped and U- shaped pores.
Our skin has thousands of pores that can’t be even visible through naked eyes. All the pores are naturally open and have hair follicles present in them. These pores allow the skin to breathe properly. Every pore has an oil gland (Sebaceous gland) that produces oil from the skin commonly called sebum.
Hormones play a pivotal role in stimulating sebaceous glands to produce an abundant quantity of sebum from the skin. This is the reason why our pores, especially of the forehead, nose, and cheeks appear to be larger than the others. There are many causes behind Open Pores on the face, some are listed below:
Summary- Causes of open pores are: exposure to the sun, dry skin, excessive oil and hair follicles.
Age is the one factor that causes the enlargement of pores. As you grow old, skin starts to lose its elasticity making your pores larger in appearance. In fact, skin also becomes thick with the growing age causing minuscule skin cells which ultimately become the reason behind bigger pores.
Summary- As you age, your skin becomes less elastic, stretching and sagging, giving the appearance of larger pores.
Open pores can be prevented in the following ways:
Summary- Open pores can be prevented by following some simple steps like taking enough fluid, applying sunscreen and removing makeup before sleeping.
Summary- Open pores can be treated by: using retinoids, clay masks, essential oils, medications and exfoliation.
The types of treatment for open pores are:
Summary- There are various forms of open pore treatments. Some of them are exfoliation, laser therapy, steam and facial masks.
You can reduce open pores at home by following the given instructions:
Summary- Various home remedies to reduce open are: cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, hydrating, and applying retinoids and sunscreen on the skin.
Try salicylic acid-containing face cleansers and toners for open pores if your skin is exceptionally greasy. Open pores can be reduced as a result of this acid penetrating the sebaceous ducts and removing the keratin plugs. Retinoids should be used at the dermatologist's advice.
Retinoids can be used topically and orally to minimize oil production and pores. Larger pits and craters left by acne scars can be effectively reduced by laser treatment. To reduce the open pores, they can help in collagen remodelling.
TCA Cross entails using a toothpick to apply tri-chloro-acetic acid to the surfaces of open pores. On each pore, a black scab will develop and detach within the following 7 to 10 days. In order to minimize the open pores, Derma Rollers also use collagen remodelling. Since they are less effective than lasers, they can be used in mild situations.
Open pores can also be treated with AFT technology, a light-based device that instantly gives the skin a brighter, more youthful appearance. Natural light is designed to penetrate the skin deeply to stimulate the growth of new skin and produce collagen. Your skin will be forced to self-exfoliate by Pixel Perfect technology so that new skin can form.
Summary- Treatment of open pores can be done with the help of retinoids, cleansers, TCA cross and AFT technology.
If you feel that the open pores on your skin have opened too much and are making your skin look ugly, you must consult a dermatologist and get this condition treated.
Summary- People with enlarged pores are eligible for the treatment.
Summary- People with very few pores that occur as a result of some other treatment are not eligible for open pore treatment.
Consult a dermatologist before using salicylic acid if you have dry or sensitive skin. It may cause some serious damage. AFT technology for open pores is not known to have any side effects. Other treatments for open pores may result in temporary redness, irritation or mild itchiness in your skin for some time.
Summary- Yes, open pore treatment can cause some temporary side effects.
Along with following your dermatologist’s instructions, you must make sure that your skin is clean at all times. Use a good face wash and toner twice a day to clear off all the dirt from your open pores. Apply a good amount of sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 30, before stepping out in the sun. Use only good quality makeup, if you must. Avoid junk food and consume a nutritious diet including items rich in vitamin C helps in curing open pores.
Summary- Post-treatment guidelines for open pores are: clean your skin properly, apply moisturizer and sunscreen on a daily basis and take a healthy diet.
AFT technology for open pores shows immediate results. Pixel perfect technology takes about 7 days. It will take about 7-10 days if you choose the TCA cross. Lasers and Derma Rollers treatment for open pores may have to be done a few times depending on the severity of your condition. Only then will they show results.
Summary- It takes approximately 10 days to recover from open pores.
One session of consultation with your dermatologist may cost between ₹1000 - ₹2000. The cost of treatment for open pores may vary according to the one you choose to go for, the severity of your condition, and the area of skin covered.
Summary- The price of open pores treatment in India may range from Rs 1000- Rs 2000.
The results of the open pores treatment may or may not be permanent. Skin pores may return with aging, hormonal changes, unhygienic conditions, or any other reason. However, you must take keep your skin clean in order to avoid the situations.
Summary- In some cases, the results of open pore treatment can be permanent.
By following some natural approaches, you can reduce the size of your Open Pores.
Summary- Foods that help to reduce open pores are: sunflower seeds, coconut oil, sweet potato and foods rich in vitamin C.
Yes, apple cider vinegar is good and tremendously effective in refining the skin texture. It has anti-inflammatory properties that exfoliate the skin, controls extra sebum, and clear pores.
Summary- Apple cider vinegar is very effective for pores.
Aloe Vera has nourishing properties that work in the favor of your skin’s good health. It calms down the skin and tightens the Open Pores. The best part of Aloe Vera is that it cleanses the skin from deep within and makes your skin young forever.
Summary- Yes, lemon helps to close the pores.
Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C. It works as a natural skin whitener and gives you a healthy glow. It works against Open Pores, makes them shrink, and regulates sebum production. Apply a few drops of lemon on a cleansed face using cotton pads. Leave it for 10 mins and rinse off using water.
Summary- Various alternatives to open pore treatment include home remedies like applying face packs and ice on the pores.
Relative Risk: Medium
Side Effects: Medium
Time For Recovery: Medium
Rs 1,000 - Rs 2,000
Yes, ice is known for providing a tightening effect to the skin. It helps in stimulating blood circulation by simultaneously reducing the size of the pores. You can simply take a wrapped ice cube and apply it on a cleansed face for a few seconds. You will be surprised by the results!
Summary- Ice can be used effectively to close the pores.