Do pores open and close?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:34pm

Your pore size is determined by your genetics. Fair skinned people tend to have less visible pores, while those with darker and/or oilier skin may have more prominent ones.  Pores are nothing more than tiny openings in your skin that are connected to a hair follicle and an oil gland.

Pores don't have muscles, and that means they can't open or close. It doesn't matter what you do there's no way to change the size or your pores. Your pores are consistently open, which is required to allow us to sweat - sebum, is released from the pores. When clogged pores fill up with oil and dead skin cells, they stretch the pore. 

Proper cleansing, weekly exfoliation, using alpha hydroxy and/or retinol serum at bedtime, helps them APPEAR smaller, because they are clean!

 

 

 

 

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