Boring routine vs good changes

Washing your car, the dishes, having a shower, these are things we do routinely. Boring! The alternative is not a pretty picture in my head, and the neighbors would object if you really stopped doing these things!

Aah! Routine, that’s the other word that some of us love and some of us hate but to a certain degree it is something we all have to do to create order out of potential chaos.

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I try not to follow the same routine slavishly every day, but there are certain daily chores that need to be done. Having a shower, getting presentable to society and then doing what you normally do. Then one morning! Shock and horror when you discover that perhaps your gorgeous blemish free skin has been tainted with non-perfection in the form of rather large pores. Yes, it happens to all of us, because you probably need to change your daily beauty routine and it won’t hurt to visit your Skin Renewal clinic while you do so.

During the colder months we perhaps did not cleanse as thoroughly as we should because it is much nicer to dive into your bed that has been warmed by that electric blanket, or even a warm body that kindly offered to go to bed first.


Large pores can be attributed to genetics and age. For those lucky enough to have an oily skin (less chance of wrinkles, dear) it is the down side in that they tend to have larger pores.

Ageing and sun damage obviously contribute to larger pores because the skin thickens and tiny cells collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger.

Blackheads also contribute to larger pores because they become clogged up with dirt and oil and this causes the pore’s diameter to expand.

Improving Large Pores

Enough with the bad news, as the good news is that there are various ways to reduce the appearance of large pores such as:

  • Cleansing with a low strength topical medication or face wash with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy acid or Poly Hydroxy acid.
  • Regular exfoliation which can be done at home or a more pleasant way would be the Microdermabrasion or AHA and BHA peels at Skin Renewal
  • Increasing the collagen content of the skin will also improve the size of the pores.

Skin Renewal Therapies

After consultation, which is led by a medical doctor, a program that suits your needs and budget will be suggested. A good way of increasing the collagen content of your skin would be the Titan®, Laser Genesis® or Pearl® laser combined with a Peel and some transdermal mesotherapy. These treatments will reduce the size of the pores as well as enhance the overall appearance of your skin.

If time is of the essence the 3D Skin Rejuvenation treatment is great for your skin and involves three clinical applications and there is no downtime. Demand for this treatment is popular and is a great solution for your skin.

Home Treatment

There are several product ranges available at the clinic, and a combination of treatments and home care would soon improve the skin’s overall appearance.


A Beta Hydroxy peel will lift dead skin cells and stimulate metabolism of the cells underneath. It will make your skin look and feel smoother, softer and more radiant. Enlarged pores and acne scars will become less noticeable. This peel is great for a more radiant skin and is suitable for all skin types including acne or sensitive skin.

The process begins with a Brightening cream and must be applied for 10-14 days before the actual treatment, and expect a more even skin tone, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and best of all, enlarged pores appear smaller. Overall a more youthful appearance will be achieved, which is why we all take so much care of our skin nowadays.

This peel can be done on its own or combined with other treatments and for the best results anything between four and six treatments, about two weeks apart, are recommended.

If you are looking for something a bit more radical for your specific problem, just ask! There are various treatments that can applied to your skin, so whether it is enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone, acne or acne scar treatment that is needed, there is a solution for your problem. A variety of peels with varying downtime are available at Skin Renewal depending on your specific needs and areas of concern. The best part is that it is relaxing and some serious me-time for you.

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