Enlarged Facial Pores

Feb 21, 2014 | Contact Author | By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
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Title: Enlarged Facial Pores
pore sizex oily skinx agingx hormonesx menstrual cyclex
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Keywords: pore size | oily skin | aging | hormones | menstrual cycle

Abstract: Pore size remains a significant concern for some, as evidenced by about 10% of this author’s clients. Many factors contribute to enlarged facial pores. These include: environmental factors such as seasons, relative humidity and temperature; genetic predisposition; aging; skin type; chronic sun exposure (photoaging); and hormonal fluctuations. Some of these are discussed here.

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K Steventon, Enlarged Facial Pores, Cosm & Toil 129(2) 18 (2014)

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Pore size remains a significant concern for some, as evidenced by about 10% of this author’s clients—a group of British Caucasian women ages 30–60. Enlarged facial pores are the visible, topographic feature that corresponds to enlarged openings of pilosebaceous follicles. They appear either as empty funnels or filled with cornified cylindrical plugs, i.e., comedones.

Although facial pores are present in all people, their appearance differs among individuals and ethnicities.1 Enlarged facial pores are known to be a significant cosmetic concern in Asian women. One large Japanese survey estimated that more than half of women ages 20–30 complained of conspicuous pores.2 In general, pore appearance varies among the world’s ethnic groups, with differences in pore size, in the epidermal architecture around the pores, and among the follicles in the epidermis.3

Many factors contribute to enlarged facial pores. These include: environmental factors such as seasons, relative humidity and temperature; genetic predisposition; aging; skin type; chronic sun exposure (photoaging); and hormonal fluctuations. Some of these are discussed here.

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a  Evermat (INCI: Butylene Glycol (and) Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract (and) Oleanolic Acid) is a product manufactured by www.sederma.fr.

b Pore Reductyl (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Fomes Officinalis) is a product manufactured by Cobiosa.

c p-Refinyl (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract) is a product manufactured by Silab.

d Nikkol LPA (INCI: Lysophosphatidic Acid (and) Lecithin (and) Lysolecithin) is a product manufactured by Nikkol Group.

e PoreAway (INCI: Pistacia Lentiscus Gum/Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum (and) Lecithin (and) Glycerin (and) Alcohol (and) Water (aqua)) is a product manufactured by Mibelle Biochemistry.

Biography: Katerina Steventon, PhD

Katerina Steventon, PhD, runs FaceWorkshops, an independent consultancy with a focus on innovative insights, education and training. She also works at The University of Hull on projects related to well-being in skin conditions. For more information, visit www.katerinasteventon.co.uk.

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