TRUE OR FALSE: CAN PORES OPEN AND CLOSE?

Updated: May 2

DO YOU KNOW WHERE PORES CAN BE FOUND?

Pores can be found on every inch of skin, except for the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.


DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A GUESS HOW MANY PORES WE HAVE?

The adult has an average of 5 million pores on their body, with about 20,000 of those on the face. Why do we need to know that? We don’t. We just like to be nerds.


WHY DO WE HAVE PORES?

Pores serve an important function. They allow sweat and oil to escape through your skin, cooling you off and keeping your skin healthy while getting rid of toxins. Pores are also the openings of hair follicles. Pores also absorb whatever you put on it.


CAN PORES OPEN AND CLOSE?

Pores do not open and close. That’s a myth. Pore size is genetically determined, so you can’t shrink them. They can become more enlarged or stretched by build-up in the pore or they appear larger with aging and supportive tissue degrades and show laxity.

Pores tend to be more visible in areas producing more oil hence thats why people see them more in the T-zone. They can appear smaller when build up is minimized or in areas of less oil, or when treatments are applied that refine the surface or aid supportive collagen but in general there is nothing to shrink your pores. You will not steam them open or cold splash them shut!

WHAT DOES A BLOCKED PORE LOOK LIKE?

Clogged pores can look enlarged, bumpy, or, in the case of blackheads, dark in color. The more oil that a person's skin produces, the more likely it is that their pores will become blocked. A person can use skin care techniques and products to manage or clear clogged pores.


There is no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling the appearance of pore size, and something what works for one person might not work for another. Some people require a more specialized regiment “cocktail” of sorts to finally see improvement for good.


If you are in search of upgrading your skincare routine and feel lost in the world of options available in how to treat the appearance of your pore size or any other skin concern, don’t hesitate to reach out for a thorough consultation where a precise recommendation can be made so that you can love your skin. With the appropriate homecare, you can achieve skin you love.


It is a lifelong commitment, and while you will see some results with facials, you must implement a daily home care routine. Taking care of your skin is just like taking care of your body - it is part of a lifestyle. The best results will come with time.


If you are in search of upgrading your skincare routine and feel lost in the world of options available in how to treat the appearance of enlarged pores or any other skin concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out for a thorough consultation where a precise recommendation can be made so that you can love your skin. With the appropriate homecare, you can achieve skin you love.


Remember, maintaining your skin is a lifelong commitment. Taking care of your skin is just like taking care of your body–it is part of a lifestyle.


Skincare is Healthcare!



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