IS IT PORE-ING ON YOUR SKIN?
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Pores help the skin breathe, and when these pores get large and visible to the naked eye, the problem arises. So here’s why it happens and how you could minimize the same
The size of the pore is genetically determined, and one cannot make pores physically smaller. But there are things you can do to minimize the appearance of pores on your skin. Large skin pores can also lead to complications like blackheads and acne, which may mar the way you look.
Poor hygiene, oil and dead skin cells often build-up to make skin pores look bigger.
What are pores?
Pores are home to hair follicles, and where sebum (the oil that your skin produces) is made by “sebaceous glands.” You can see the hair follicle pores with your naked eye, unlike sweat pores that are too small to see. Pores are always open to allow for the oil and hair follicle to the surface, no matter whether you have oily skin dry skin. Everyone has these pores all over their body except on the soles of their feet and the palms of their hands. When the sebaceous gland releases oil, the oil rises to the top of the skin and collects in the pore.
When oil collects in the pore and combines with dirt or makeup, the pore can become blocked. This blockage stretches the pore, making it look bigger. If the pore remains clogged, a pimple may develop.
Your skin type, too, can play a role. Naturally, dry skin may have negligible visible pores, while oily skin often has more-visible pores.
On the nose and the area around the nose is where most people notice the clogged pores. These clogged pores lead to acne and blackheads.Collagen loss comes naturally with ageing, and it can increase the appearance of pore size. Picking at or squeezing a pimple can cause trauma to the skin, which may permanently widen the pore.
It is not possible to get rid of large pores, but there are ways to reduce their appearance, by
- using water/ gel-based products
- applying a clay mask
- avoiding too much sun exposure
- Removing your makeup before sleeping.
- Cleansing, toning & moisturizing your skin daily
A proper healthy diet is a must for getting healthy, fresh and nourished skin. Take food that is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and E.
Antioxidants will help repair the damaged skin and prevent pores and fine lines on the face. Tomato and berries are rich sources of antioxidants.
Vitamin C helps you seal the pores by building collagen.
Sunscreens are a must which will provide an extra layer that protects your skin so must make application of sunscreen your daily regimen.
Factors like stress, genetics, and unhealthy skin care also give rise to open pores. The skin loses its elasticity as you age, making the condition worse
The market is full of products that claim to offer relief. But, why spend so much when the solution can be found on your kitchen shelves?
Home Remedies for PORES
1. Women who sleep without removing their makeup end up with large open pores on their skin. Clean the makeup properly to prevent clogging of the pores.
2. Invest in a toner, as they help in close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing
3. Rub an ice cube over your face for 15 seconds. This will help in tightening the pores immediately and reduce the appearance of open pores.
Kitchen products that may come to the rescue…
1. Aloe Vera
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
4. Baking Soda
6. Argan Oil
7. Jojoba Oil
DIY: Sugar Scrub
Sugar is a commonly used exfoliate in skin care routines. It removes dead cell build-up and impurities from pores and reduces their size
1 tablespoon brown, sugar honey and lemon juice
1. Gently mix the honey and lemon juice in the brown sugar.
2. Wash your face with normal water.
3. Before the sugar starts to melt, massage the scrub gently on the affected region for three to five minutes.