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How to Get Rid of Enlarged Pores

On your journey to healthy and glowy skin, you may notice a common concern that affects many individuals: enlarged pores. Enlarge pores can be a concern for many individuals, affecting both appearance and skin’s health.

At Evolution Laser, we understand the frustration that comes with trying to minimise pores, which is why we’ve curated this guide to offer expert advice and solutions for achieving a clearer, smoother complexion.

Understanding Enlarged Pores

Pores are tiny openings in the skin that release oil and sweat, playing a crucial role in maintaining skin health. However, various factors such as genetics, oily skin, ageing, and sun damage can lead to enlarged pores. These larger pores not only affect the skin’s texture but also make it more susceptible to issues like acne and blackheads.

In general, enlarge pores can form when makeup, dirt or oil combine withing the pore. This causes blockage which stretches the pore, making it’s appearance look bigger. There are different factors that can influence enlarged pores, including:

Elevated Sebum Production

Sebum is a natural oil produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. When the skin produces excessive sebum, it can mix with dead skin cells and other debris, leading to clogged pores. Factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications can all contribute to increased sebum production.

Enlarged Hair Follicles

Hair follicles are small openings in the skin from which hair grows. Sometimes, these follicles can become enlarged, either due to genetic predisposition or as a result of skin conditions like acne. When hair follicles enlarge, they can also stretch the surrounding pore, giving the appearance of larger pores on the skin’s surface.

Use of Comedogenic Products

Comedogenic products are skincare or makeup products that contain ingredients known to clog pores. When these products are applied to the skin, they can contribute to pore blockages, leading to the appearance of enlarged pores over time. Common comedogenic ingredients include certain oils, silicones, and thick emollients.

Decreased Skin Elasticity with Aging

As we age, the skin’s elasticity naturally declines due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. This loss of elasticity can cause the skin to sag and become less firm. When the skin loses its ability to bounce back, pores may appear more prominent.

Sun Damage

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage the skin in various ways, including breaking down collagen and elastin fibres. As a result, the skin loses its structural support, leading to a loss of firmness and elasticity.

Daily Skincare Routines to Minimise Pores

In addition to long-term skincare maintenance, establishing a daily skincare routine tailored to minimise pores is essential for maintaining optimal skin health. Start your routine by cleansing your skin with a gentle yet effective cleanser to remove impurities, excess oil, and makeup residue.

Multi active 

Firstly, consider adding a multi-active serum enriched with vitamin A to your skincare. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is a powerhouse ingredient renowned for its ability to promote cell turnover, increase collagen production, and improve overall skin texture. By stimulating cell renewal, vitamin A helps to unclog pores, refine their appearance, and minimise the signs of ageing. Regular use of a multi-active serum can lead to smoother, more radiant skin with reduced pore visibility.

Skin Immunity Serum+

Another beneficial product to include in your daily routine is a skin immunity serum containing niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Niacinamide offers a multitude of benefits for pore reduction and overall skin health. One of its key advantages is its ability to regulate oil production, helping to balance sebum levels and prevent pores from becoming enlarged and congested. By controlling excess oil, niacinamide reduces the appearance of pores, resulting in a smoother, more refined complexion

Advanced Treatments for Large Pores

For those seeking more intensive solutions, professional treatments like skin peels, laser therapy, and microdermabrasion can significantly reduce pore size. These treatments work by stimulating collagen production, refining the skin’s texture, and reducing the appearance of pores. Remember – pores are normal and important for healthy skin however some are larger than others and while we can help reduce the appearance, it is impossible to remove them completely.

It’s also important to consult with a skincare professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.

Skin Peels

There is a common misconception that all skin peels or even cosmetic grade peels will make your skin flake and peel for a period of time. However, our range of milder and gentler peels, such as the Instant Glow Peel, Ageless Peel, Acne Peel, and Pigment Peel, offer fantastic options for enhancing skin condition without causing significant downtime. The Ultimate Peel triggers superficial skin peeling, making it an ideal choice for individuals seeking rapid and highly effective treatment.

RF Skin Resurfacing

RF Skin Resurfacing stimulates collagen production and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells, revitalising your skin and creating a more youthful complexion. It is particularly beneficial for addressing acne scarring and enlarged pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimising stretch marks, and achieving a smoother, more vibrant skin tone. It requires minimal downtime, allowing you to enjoy its transformative effects with ease.

Skin Tightening and Firming

Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy from the Candela GentleYAG Laser to gently stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores, remove irregular pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Laser skin rejuvenation does not affect the outer layers of skin, so there is no downtime or prolonged healing process at all.

Skin Needling

Skin needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, presents a natural approach to stimulating collagen and elastin production suitable for all skin types. Utilising our cutting-edge cosmetic micro-needling device, this procedure effectively induces cell renewal and repairs damaged skin caused by scarring, pigmentation, or ageing. Through multiple treatments over a specified period, skin needling strengthens the epidermis, resulting in improved skin texture and tone.


Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliating treatment used to remove dead skin cells, whilst cleaning out pores and polishing the skin with no downtime. Our microdermabrasion treatment will leave the skin looking softer, smoother and more radiant.

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Pores on Face

Embracing certain lifestyle modifications can also significantly contribute to reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and promoting optimal skin health. One fundamental aspect is adopting a balanced diet that is abundant in antioxidants. These powerful compounds help combat free radicals and oxidative stress, which can damage the skin and contribute to pore enlargement. By incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into your meals, you provide your skin with essential nutrients that support its health and vitality.

Maintaining adequate hydration is paramount for skin health and pore minimization. Drinking plenty of water helps flush out toxins from the body, keeping the skin hydrated and supple. Hydrated skin is less prone to congestion and pore enlargement, ensuring a smoother and more refined complexion.

Regular physical activity also plays a an important role in promoting healthier-looking skin. Exercise improves blood circulation, delivering oxygen and vital nutrients to the skin cells while aiding in the removal of waste products and toxins. This enhanced circulation contributes to a radiant complexion and helps maintain the skin’s natural elasticity, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.

Managing stress levels is essential for overall skin health and pore management. Chronic stress triggers the release of cortisol, a hormone that can disrupt the skin’s natural balance and contribute to inflammation.

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