Do You Have Dry Skin and Large Pores? Here’s What to Do
Ever wondered why your dry skin has enlarged pores? The internet is telling you those with oily skin have larger pores yet you know you have dry skin as it feels tight and almost stripped whenever you haven't moisturised.
Well, we are here to tell you that dry skin types can experience them too. So how do you minimise the look of your pores without dehydrating your skin?
What Causes Enlarged Pores?
Though commonly caused by genetics, large pores can be the result of excessive oil build up, sun damage, loss of skin elasticity, severe acne, inflammatory skin conditions and thickening of the skin. Ageing skin is another culprit. As we age, the skin can become less elastic and make the pores appear larger.
How to Minimize Pores on Dry Skin
Exfoliating regularly is a must for all skin types, especially if you are experiencing noticeably congested or enlarged pores. Do not use a physical exfoliator on your face but rather a chemical exfoliator.
Keeping your skin hydrated is the best way to guard against flakes that can clog pores. We recommend our non-greasy, lightweight oils to provide you with long-lasting hydration without feeling heavy or clogging pores.
Apply Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
You must wear sunscreen all year round both indoors and outdoors and not just during the summer months. As UV rays are active on all days, cloudy or not, the sun can cause damage to your skin in all seasons. Sunscreens are of paramount importance in reducing the risk for premature skin aging and expansion of pores.