Open Pores

Open Pores is most common cosmetic issue as open pores make skin look rough, dry, uneven and inflamed.

Pores are small tiny openings / pits that appear on the skin, giving the look of an orange peel. Each pore has a hair follicle and a sebaceous (oil) glands that produces sebum. Sebaceous gland releases oil which rises to the top of the skin and gets collected in the pores. People with oily skin and combination skin are more prone to this problem. It gives your skin look dull especially if they are clogged with dirt, bacteria, oil or dead skin cells. These impurities gets oxidized when exposed to oxygen either to form blackhead, OR whitehead and acne.

They are not visible to the eye, but are more visible when the skin is stretched. Open pores can get enlarged due to Aging, Skin related issues, Inflammatory acne, Hormones, Sun exposure and Stress.

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Open Pores treatment

Causes of Open Pores:

Genetics: Genetics play a significant role in determining the size and appearance of your pores. Some individuals may inherit a predisposition to larger pores, making them more prone to developing open pores later in life.

Excessive oil Production: Overactive sebaceous glands can lead to excess oil production, which can clog pores and stretch them out over time. This is particularly common in individuals with oily or combination skin types.

Sun Damage: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, leading to a loss of elasticity and firmness. As a result, the skin becomes less able to support the surrounding tissue, causing pores to appear larger and more prominent.

Aging: As we age, the skin’s natural aging process can lead to a reduction in collagen production and skin firmness. This can cause the pores to become more visible as the surrounding skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag.

Poor Skincare Habits: Neglecting to cleanse the skin regularly or using harsh, abrasive skincare products can exacerbate pore congestion and make them appear larger. Additionally, failing to remove makeup thoroughly can lead to the accumulation of dirt, oil, and debris within the pores, further enlarging them over time.

Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those experienced during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, can influence oil production in the skin and contribute to the development of open pores.

Treatment Options for Open Pores:

There are several treatment options available to minimize their appearance and improve the overall texture of the skin. These treatments target different aspects of open pores, including excess oil production, pore congestion, and skin laxity. Some of the most common treatment options include:

Topical Treatments:

Retinoids: Topical retinoids, such as tretinoin or adapalene, are derivatives of vitamin A that work by increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen production in the skin. This helps to unclog pores, reduce oil production, and improve overall skin texture.

Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that penetrates the pores to exfoliate dead skin cells, remove excess oil, and reduce inflammation. Regular use of salicylic acid can help to keep pores clear and minimize their appearance.

Benzoyl Peroxide: 

Benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial agent that kills acne-causing bacteria and helps reduce inflammation. It is available in various strengths and formulations and can be used to treat whiteheads as part of a comprehensive acne treatment regimen.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): 

Alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are chemical exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and improve skin texture. They can be found in cleansers, toners, and exfoliating treatments.



1. HydraFacial:

Hydrafacial is one of the best and latest treatment for removal of blackheads, or whiteheads. There is extraction, exfoliation along with hydration, all  done at the same time with help of Hydrafacial machine. It is quick lunch time procedure done with no involvement of injections. The removal of whiteheads and blackheads is done by vacuum operated machine and hence there is no downtime and no risk of damage or scarring.

2. Chemical Peels:

Glycolic Acid Peel: Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin, promotes cell turnover, and stimulates collagen production. Glycolic acid peels can help to refine the skin’s texture, minimize pore size, and improve overall skin tone.

Salicylic Acid Peel: Salicylic acid peels are particularly effective for oily and acne-prone skin types. They penetrate deep into the pores to remove impurities, reduce inflammation, and tighten enlarged pores.

3. Comedone Extraction

Professional extraction performed by a dermatologist or Aesthetician involves manually removing whiteheads using specialized tools. While extraction can provide immediate relief from stubborn whiteheads, it should be performed only by a trained professional to avoid skin damage or scarring.

4. Medifacials

The facials done at dermatologist clinic are the medifacials. Many medifacials are based with glycolic acid, salicylic acid making them one of the easy wat to remove the comedones and simultaneously improve the skin texture. Options available are FIRE AND ICE FACIAL, OBAGI ACNE CONTROL FACIAL etc. 

5. Laser Treatments:

Fractional Laser Resurfacing: Fractional laser therapy uses targeted beams of light to stimulate collagen production and resurface the skin. This helps to improve skin texture, reduce pore size, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy: IPL therapy targets pigmentation and redness in the skin, while also stimulating collagen production. It can help to improve overall skin tone and texture, as well as reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a less invasive form of dermabrasion that uses a handheld device to spray fine crystals onto the skin’s surface. It exfoliates the skin and helps to improve overall skin texture and tone.

Preventing Open Pores:

While treatments can help to minimize the appearance of open pores, prevention is key to maintaining healthy, clear skin in the long term. Here are some tips to help prevent pores from becoming enlarged:

Cleanse Regularly: Use a gentle cleanser twice daily to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin.

Exfoliate Weekly: Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and prevent pore blockage. Opt for gentle exfoliants that does not irritate the skin.

Use Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days.

Avoid Heavy Makeup: Heavy makeup can clog pores and exacerbate the appearance of open pores. Opt for non-comedogenic makeup products that does’nt clog pores.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and maintain its elasticity.

Maintain a Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to support healthy skin function.

Open pores may be a common skincare concern, but they don’t have to be a permanent fixture on your face. By understanding the underlying causes of open pores and adopting a comprehensive skincare routine that includes targeted treatments and preventive measures, you can minimize their appearance and achieve smoother, healthier skin.