Perfect your pores: They’re not just a teenage problem

Posted by Cedars Dermatology, 18th January 2016

Open pores, oily skin and spots are usually problems associated with teenagers – yet even women in their 50s frequently complain about an uneven complexion.

This is because as we age, we lose collagen – the building block of skin – which means more wrinkles and bigger, more visible pores. As a result, blemishes and blackheads can become a problem again.

Dr Anjali Mahto, a consultant dermatologist at Cadogan Cosmetics, explains: ‘Pores are the openings in our skin that release oil to moisturise and protect it. If they become enlarged or open, skin can appear irregular and dull.’

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