What Causes Large Pores?
Large pores are generally caused by 2 primary factors.
- Excess Oil –People with oily skin have more oil producing cells, making pores larger in appearance.
- Skin Aging –As our face skin ages many very significant changes occur. The most striking aging change is a loss of collagen. Collagen is a very important supporting structure in the skin. When collagen is lost with aging, the oil glands and pores lose support and become enlarged.
Pick Your Beauty Products Wisely
Your pores will look larger and more noticeable if they’re clogged, so start by using a cleanser that will help unclog them. The Nurse Jamie One Step Age Delay Cleanser and Exfoliband silicone loofah are a great cleansing pair.
Products containing retinol (Nurse Jamie One Step Age Delay Cleanser) and glycolic (Dermalase AHA Exfoliating Mask) ingredients. These active ingredients can help to minimize the appearance of open pores.
Exfoliating on a regular basis will help to make your pores appear smaller. If you’re routinely removing the dead skin cells that clog your pores, your pores won’t “stretch out” and look larger.
You can use a clean washcloth or Nurse Jamie Exfoliband with your daily cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin. If you’re looking for a deeper exfoliation, the kind of exfoliation you get from an aesthetician, we recommend investing in Nurse Jamie’s Beauty Stamp. The Beauty Stamp is a unique micro-exfoliation tool that utilizes a gentle ‘press & lift’ action to enhance delivery and promote increased effectiveness of your favorite skincare products.
Don’t Pick Your Skin
When your pores are clogged, fight the urge to pick. Just don’t do it! When you pick, pull and squeeze at your skin, you’re causing serious damage to your pores which can leave them permanently enlarged. Plus, you’re also adding dirt, bacteria, and oils from your hands to the mix-leading to more frequent breakouts and even infection. Let your products do the work for you and remember, NEVER PICK!
Eat a balanced diet. Food that’s high in fat and unhealthy oils can inflame your skin, which can lead to clogged pores. Snack on non-processed, low-fat foods like fruit and vegetables.
Never Sleep With Makeup On
Don’t go to bed without washing your face. Leaving makeup on overnight clogs your pores, stretching them out over time always wash your face before bed. Try Nurse Jamie’s Calming Relief Soothing Cleanser with Exfoliband.
Too tired? Always have a pack of face wipes at your bedside for those nights you forget to wash off your makeup at the sink. We love The Honest Co. 3-in-1 facial towelettes for gently cleansing & hypoallergenic makeup removal.
The Pixel Perfect is a long-time favorite at the spa. This treatment is commonly used at Beauty Park Spa to turn back the aging clock and is our most popular technology for laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. Every day at the spa, we see the dramatic results from the Pixel in the skin’s texture and tone. It also fights fine lines and stimulates new collagen growth.
With little to no downtime, the Pixel Perfect treatment gets amazing results. Here’s how it works—The ablative laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations in the surface of the skin. The area around each of these tiny perforations is intact and allows the skin to heal rapidly by producing new collagen and leaving the skin as smooth as glass. For best results, you’ll want to try out a series of Pixel treatments which you can discuss with our beauty experts.
At Home Spa
EGF Age Delay System
Give your skin lasting perfection. The Beauty Stamp is a unique micro-exfoliation tool that utilizes a gentle ‘press & lift’ action to enhance delivery and promote increased effectiveness of your skincare products. The EGF Age Delay System stimulates collagen and elastin production for more supple, renewed, and radiant skin.
The TriAngle by Nurse Jamie is a unique sonic face massager that helps to restore glow and firmness to the face when used with any Nurse Jamie serum, eye cream, or your favorite moisturizer. Helps to refresh your face by targeting the most problematic areas, including your eye area, brows, liplines, cheeks, and chin. This revolutionary beauty tool has 2 specialized massaging modes: Normal or Heated. Get the most of your eye serums, moisturizers and luxury face oil with the TriAngle hi-frequency sonic technology that allows skincare products to absorb better into the skin for optimal results.