Por…que? Por…favor? Por…ridge? Por…table?
Although may prefer to talk about a variety of other words, today we At Lasair Aesthetic Health are going to talk about PORes.
Yes, facial pores. Those hole-like dots that sit on the bridge of your nose, around your mouth, and across your forehead – tempting you to pick at them on the daily.
But what really are pores?! And why do some of us have larger one than others?
Well, for every single hair on your body, there is a corresponding pore. And the average human body has around 5 million hairs. Fortunately, proportionately speaking, most of us can only see the pores for a small number of those hairs.
Maintaining clean, healthy pores is important for maintaining healthy (and healthy looking) skin. Dirt and oil on your face collect around your pores like leaves and debris collect around a storm drain. When those pores get clogged, it creates a pile-up of oil and dead skin cells in the follicle. Soon, bacteria make their way to the blockage, and the growth in bacteria causes inflammation.
Now, someone on the other side of the blockage is squeezing, poking and rubbing the blocked pore, which doesn’t help matters one bit. It only adds more hand oils, dirt and unwelcome physical pressure — all the things a zit needs to make it in this world. Worse, you may just make those pores stretch out more.
The bad news is that you can’t do anything to permanently shrink large skin pores. The good news is that there are ways you can make them look smaller – especially in the summer heat.
During the summer, we all tend to sweat a bit more. And although sweat is produced from different glands than our pores, its glistening effect does cause our pores to appear larger in size. Thus, taking care of your pores is especially critical from May to September!
Below are some easy ideas, tips, and DIY pore-reducing facials. Let us know which work best for you!
6 Tips To Shrink Your Pores (we love the obvious, but so difficult to practice, tip – DON’T PICK!)
DIY Brightening and Tightening Face Mask (all you need is honey, lemon, and egg whites!)
Homemade Pore Tightening Face Masks (seaweed?! That’s right!)
In addition to DIY pore-care, we at Denver’s Lasair Aesthetic Health offer a variety of non-invasive pore-reducing and skincare services. So book an appointment with Lasair Aesthetic Health today, take care of your skin, and head outside to enjoy the beautiful summer weather!
Dr. Alexis Parker and her skilled technicians offer the best non-surgical anti-aging solutions in Denver. We encourage all our patients to retain youthful, beautiful skin, regardless of their age! To learn more about our Denver office and the cosmetic dermatology treatments we offer, please contact us today. You can also call (303) 782-5082.