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Don’t we all want silky smooth skin, unfortunately big pores often stand in our way! Here are some of our staff-proven ways on how to minimise the appearance of big pores.

Firstly, we need to know the factors that cause big pores, but of the many, there are three main causes.
The first one is age. As we age, we naturally lose elasticity in the surrounding skin that supports pores, causing pores to appear bigger than they actually are. Secondly, due to genetics and higher oil production, men are more likely to have bigger pores compared to women. And last though not least, our body produces sebum, which naturally hydrates our skin to prevent from drying. Some people (especially most men, as mentioned above) produce more than average will find that their oily skin causes bigger pores.

What are some of the ways to make big pores look smaller:

1. Exfoliate:

Exfoliating helps dead skin cells to be removed from the upper skin layer to brighten skin texture and get rid of accumulated cells surrounding and in the pores. Cleaned-out pores look and smaller because dead skin cells are mostly oxidized debris, and they make pores look blackish.

Medical skincare has led to the development of effective treatments for big pores. If you have big pores, you consider the following treatments:

2. Chemical Peels:

Tokyo Garden uses varying types of prescription-strength acids for our chemical peels to remove your outer layers of dead skin – revealing healthier, softer skin underneath. This procedure is done by an experienced medical doctor to ensure your skin is handled safely.

See our Jessner Skin Peel here!

3. Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing works very well to create micro-zones of collagen boosting to generate new skin. Other than minimising the appearance of pores, acne scars can also be treated. There is some downtime of mild redness and flaking of skin, which is normal for skin to come off so as to reveal new skin. Typically a series of 3 sessions is enough for long-lasting results. This procedure is also personally done by an experienced medical doctor to ensure your skin reacts properly to the laser.

See our Fractional Laser treatment here!