Our skin, apart from the hands and feet, is covered by tiny hairs. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top of it, not visible to the human eyes. The hair follicle has a sebaceous gland, which produces oil. When oil is released by the sebaceous gland, it comes to the top of the skin and gets collected in the pore.
Pores help the skin breathe. They cannot be opened or closed. Neither can they be made smaller. However, their appearance can be reduced by cleansing and toning them. Deep cleansing can make the pores look smaller or closed.
Having large, open pores can be a cosmetic concern as it gives your skin a dull appearance, especially when clogged with dirt or oil.
Common Reasons for Enlarged-Looking Pores:
Oily skin, or high oil (sebum) production
Decreased elasticity, around the pores
Increased volume/thick hair follicles
There may be a lot of products promising to “open pores,” but you must understand that the pores are always open. By doing a facial you may feel that you are opening up your pores but what it really does is cleanse the pores of oil, dirt and debris.
You may try a few tips to reduce the appearance of large open pores:
1. Cleanse Your Face
Cleansing your face twice a day can unclog pores, prevent clogged pores, and reduce oiliness.
Use mild facewash- herbal facewash effectively cleanses impurities of the skin and also helps in maintaining its natural moisture.
Use cold or warm water to rinse depending on the season and also the skin type.
Steam helps in cleaning the pores and makes them look smaller. It gives your skin a fresh glow. Also applying a face mist or toner also helps reduce the visibility of the pore size. the rose mist might just do that. Packed with the goodness of rose petals and the healing Aloe vera, it helps reduce the pore size along with reducing excess sebum production.
3. Face Mask
Face masks are effective at clearing blackheads. They also may help in reducing the look of open pores by clearing the impurities from the pores. You can try experimenting with some homemade oatmeal face masks.
Skin loses its firmness because of sun damage, and hence the pores start looking bigger. Before getting exposed to the sun, one must always ensure that the skin pores are blocked properly using an herbal sunscreen lotion.
Apply Sunscreen lotion- a broad-spectrum, sunscreen with an SPF 50 that will help in preventing your skin from sun damage. It is important to apply sunscreen every day — even in rainy or winter seasons.
Exfoliating your skin helps to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. Use herbal scrub with the goodness of Walnut shell, orange peel, rose, olive and nutmeg, which helps to renew your natural, healthy beauty.
These tips are good ways to reduce the appearance of pores. For healthy skin, you must also
Eat a well-balanced diet
Drink plenty of water: drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water/day
Wash your face after exercise. Leaving sweat on the skin's surface may cause further pore clogging.
Pores on your cheeks, nose, and forehead can appear larger when they are clogged or with age. Following the above 5 simple tips is the best way to reduce the appearance of larger-looking pores. There is no such thing as opening or closing pores, but, by following these 5 simple tips, you can make them look smaller.