How to Unclog Pores
Posted on April 13, 2019
There are many different reasons as to why your pores might be getting clogged. There are many solutions as to how to unclog pores. We’ve come up with a list of potential problems and ways to solve them so that you can reduce the size of your pores and have clear skin! There are two types of pores. One is an oil production gland, which secretes sebum. The other releases sweat. When your pores get clogged, they can become enlarged.
There are 3 major causes to enlarged pores based on a 2016 study:
- Excessive sebum - an overactive oil gland can create an overload of oil, clogging the pores and causing them to grow
- Decreased elasticity - When the skin starts to sag with age, or is damaged from the sun, it loses its firmness, resulting in larger pores
- Increased hair follicle volume - Each pore contains a hair follicle. When that follicle clogs the pore, it causes it to become bigger in size