Five Unfortunate Truths about Pores

Large pores are undesirable because they make your skin look coarse. What's even more undesirable about them is the fact that they are very difficult to shrink. Think about it this way. If you've over-stretched an elastic band, it is going to be very difficult, almost impossible, to make it revert to its normal shape and elasticity, right?

The best method to keep your pores small is to prevent them from enlarging. Here's a list of factors that contribute to enlarged pores. Prevent them from occurring and you'll enjoy fine skin even into middle-age.

Dehydrated skin
When skin lacks moisture, cells on the skin surface will start to shrink. Pores will appear enlarged and wrinkles will start appearing as a result of structural changes to the skin. It’s important to ensure that your skin is well-moisturized all the time.

Excessive dead skin cells
When new skin cells are generated, these are transported to the topmost surface of the skin. When these cells are old, they will settle above the surface area as dead cells. Failing to cleanse your skin properly daily will result in slower cell regeneration and detachment of dead skin cells. These dead cells could clog your pores and cause them to look enlarged. Make sure you cleanse your skin properly everyday, especially when you remove your make-up. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week, but not too often or you may wear out your skin.

Aging skin
As you get older, blood circulation slows down, and this applies to your skin as well. Your skin will gradually lose its elasticity and become less firm and taut, and that’s when your pores appear more obvious. Keep your body metabolism high by exercising regularly and having a healthy lifestyle to slow the ageing process.

Oily skin
When your skin secretes a lot of sebum, the access oil clogs up your pores, hence making them look larger. If you are prone to having oily skin, invest in some cleansers or remedies that help with oil control.

Applying pressure to skin
Applying pressure inappropriately to skin when going about your daily beauty treatments will cause pores to look enlarged. Usually, one may accidentally apply too much pressure when squeezing comedogenes using erred methods or rubbing the face too hard when applying creams. If skin cells are continuously damaged before they can be fully replenish, it will get increasingly difficult for cell renewal to take place and you’ll be stuck with rough skin for a long while!
1 Response
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Let me share one interesting experience. I had a blib left behind by a pimple. Somehow it didn't clear and I didn't take notice until months later. I was at wits end to get it removed as I can't possibly squeeze it. What I did was to apply Nixoderm night after night for 2 weeks, and it became crusty and then peeled off. I don't know if you had such experience before, but thought I share.