Pores may appear more lax due to several factors including:
- The quality of the dermal components, for example, healthy collagen and elastin fibers. A healthy dermis and epidermal/dermal junction (rete pegs) provide strength and structure to hold up the appendages that emanate from the dermis.
- Damage to the follicle, for example, early acne scarring or pitting can cause them to appear larger.
- An oilier skin type may demonstrate a larger pore size. There may be excess oil and surface buildup.
A gentle exfoliation twice weekly, daily cleansing, and application of professional skin care products that address the particular skin type will contribute to a more healthy appearance. Protecting the skin from environmental damage in addition to following a healthy diet will also help with your client’s overall appearance. Furthermore, applying makeup will help to smooth out and hide any surface imperfections.