If you don’t like the size of your pores, read up! Here are common truths and myths about this whole pore thing:
The TRUTH will set you free
If you’ve been wondering…
- Yes, POREXIA is a thing!
- There are two types of pores.
- Having pores is healthy and essential.
- UV rays can make them look larger.
- Hormones can also make them look larger.
- Enlarged pores come with age.
- Over-washing your face makes them bigger.
- Men have larger pores.
Many of us are obsessed with our pore size and if we’re given a chance to make them smaller, we would! Some of us are even more worried about our pores than our wrinkles.
Oil pores are hair follicles that contain sebaceous glands. These produce sebum (oil) that causes our pimples. Sweat glands are very small and don’t cause irritation. Both are very important to our health. Sweat pores are our body’s breathing holes, transporting unwanted substances out of the body. Oil pores are needed for hair to grow and hair is needed to protect skin.
The average adult has about 20,000 pores on their face.
When pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, blackhead and whiteheads may form. When bacteria comes in contact with these two, a pimple is born!
Ultraviolet rays weaken collagen and without collagen, our pores become less tight. Decreased elasticity causes them to enlarge.
When hormones spike during OVULATION, our pores enlarge and will shrink again when hormone levels decrease. Hormonal shift during PREGNANCY and MENOPAUSE also do the same. So yes, mood swings and pores are related. Try to relax during these trying times.
As we age, our body produces less Elastin and Collagen and without these two, our skin sag and our pores become enlarged. This is something inevitable but can be managed. WE WILL REVEAL OUR NEW SOLUTION LATER IN THIS ARTICLE.
Wash your face twice a day – morning and evening. Washing too often can dry the skin leaving more dead skin cells on the surface.
Men have larger pores than women. Because men are naturally more active, their oil glands produce more oil and so their pores appear more visible.
The Pore MYTHology
- Blackhead is dirt.
- You can close pores.
- Toothpaste can tighten pores, just like how it solves acne problems.
Blackhead is oxidized oil, not dirt. Sebum is usually white. There may sometimes be dirt but blackhead is mostly oil.
Pores dilate and can change from wide to narrow but you can’t totally close them. You can only TIGHTEN them.
Never put toothpaste on your face. Toothpaste doesn’t cure acne and it certainly doesn’t clean and tighten pores. It will only cause irritation. Use proper skincare products that address your skin concerns.
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