Radiant Skin Clinic » Pore Refining
One very unpleasant fact of life is that our pores appear larger as we age, especially around the nose. Often, these pores are much more noticeable if you have oily skin, but even women with dry complexions can suffer from large pores within the dreaded T-zone. Most enlarged pores on the face are the result of hereditary factors, more than anything else. If your mom and dad had them, you may too.
A pore is an opening for a sebaceous oil gland, but, contrary to what many beauty therapists may tell you, they can't be opened or closed. The best tactic for treating them is to stop using harsh toners or astringents on the affected areas. Using these products may have a very temporary 'tightening' effect on pores, but it's extremely short-lived. The alcohol in the products cause the capillaries to dilate and the tiny erectile muscles of the pores to tighten, making pores look temporarily smaller. In fact, harsh astringents actually encourage oil glands to over-produce oil, leading to an increase in the size of pores.