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Got Clogged Pores? Our Kelowna Skin Clinic Has Got You Covered

Enlarged pores are the bane of many a beauty junkie’s existence, but they are more common than you think. Here's how to beat them. 

Large, open pores can affect men and women of all ages and skin types, as well as from all ethnic backgrounds. Enlarged pores can be caused by several factors, which in turn can dictate the best ways to treat them. Here's what you need to know.

Causes Of Enlarged Pores

It's important to properly diagnose the cause of large pores, in order to create a customized treatment plan.

Causes of enlarged pores include:

Blackheads - In many cases, pores can become clogged over time with oils and dead skin cells, which in turn cause blackheads. These can draw attention to the size of pores, and even stretch them slightly.

Genetic Factors - Some people naturally have larger pores than others.

Aging - Collagen, and elastin support our pores, and as we age our skin produces less of it. This causes our pores to become looser over time.

Sun Damage - Sun damage can reduce your skin’s collagen, weakening the support structure that keeps your pores narrow.


Treatment Options

For Large Pores Caused By Oily Skin And/Or Genetics

At-home treatments:

Cleansing Your Skin - If your pores appear larger due to blackheads, this can easily be remedied with the right cleanser, as well as regular charcoal masks.

Exfoliation - You can use your favourite exfoliation products nightly, just remember to moisturize afterward so your skin doesn’t overcompensate by creating even more oil.

Choose the right products - Opt for non-comedogenic makeup cosmetic products to avoid clogged pores.

It’s important to notice that while these treatments can remedy pores that are stretched due to clogging if you have naturally large pores they may still appear larger than you wish. In this case, you may want to visit our clinic for more powerful treatments to reduce their appearance in a more significant way.

In-clinic, you can try:

Blu-U lighting - also called Photodynamic Light therapy, eliminates bacteria found in oil glands, reducing acne and blackheads.

Microdermabrasion - an exfoliating procedure that gently resurfaces the skin. This eliminates dead skin cells, which can contribute to dull skin and clogged pores.


Ageing And Sun Damage

When it comes to sun damage, there are numerous steps you can take to help your skin:

First of all, ensure that you are using sunscreen to prevent future damage.

Second of all, begin a regimen designed to help your skin repair and heal itself, as well as boost collagen.

This can include ingredients such as:

  • Retinol
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Peptides
  • Glycolic acid

To get the best results (and to save money), ask a skincare professional for recommendations. They’ll help you steer clear of products with filler ingredients, as well as contain active ingredients that deliver results.

When it comes to powerful in-clinic treatments, you have a menu of options to choose from:

IPL, a pulsed light laser therapy that promotes collagen as well as brighter skin.

Chemical peels can resurface the skin and unclog pores.

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction therapy, is an innovative therapy that penetrates the skin to stimulate the regrowth of collagen.


Contact Us Today

To learn more about reducing clogged pores and keeping a youthful, even complexion, give our team a call at 250-868-9290 or get in touch via our online contact form. Our team of registered nurses and skincare nurses would be happy to meet you for a consultation.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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