Here’s a riddle for you: What can be large, small, clogged, or clean, but everyone has them?
The answer is, your pores! Unfortunately, many of us don’t understand what it takes to take good care of those tiny openings on the surface of your skin. So let’s take a moment to learn about why we have pores, why everyone’s pores are different, and how you can keep yours healthy.
Understanding Your Pores
Pores are crucial to your skin’s survival because this is where the body’s natural oils are released onto the surface of your skin. This oil, known as sebum, is produced in your sebaceous glands. Your hair follicles also emerge from your pores, and each oil gland has its own hair follicle.
Most of us only pay attention to the pores on our faces; however, pores are located all over your body – mostly everywhere except your palms and the soles of your feet! Pores are important because they allow natural moisture to nourish your skin, but they can sometimes release too much moisture due to stress, hormones, and bad hygiene.
Impacts of Poor Pore Care
The impacts of poor pore care are very visible, not just to you, but to the people around you as well. When you don’t take good care of your pores, you are more susceptible to acne, widespread breakouts, blackheads, enlarged pores, and oily skin. Clogged pores can also result in an uneven skin tone, a shiny complexion, and personal feelings of negativity and self-consciousness.
Tips for Taking Care of Your Pores
Some people’s pores are big, while others are small. This is determined by genetics, but you don’t just have your parents to blame! With a proper skincare regimen, you can keep your pores clear and prevent them from getting clogged with dirt and oil, which stretches them out and makes them appear larger.
Here are some tips for taking good care of your pores:
- Use a salicylic acid cleanser if you are prone to acne
- Always wash your face in the morning and before going to bed
- Wash your face thoroughly after wearing makeup
- Pour steaming water in a bowl, place a towel over your head, and lean over the bowl to open your pores
- Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to avoid sun damage, which makes pores look bigger
- Never squeeze pimples, as this enlarges pores too
New York Facial Treatment
Regular facials can help prevent breakouts, blemishes, and other unwanted things on your face when you visit an experienced and professional spa like Aura Wellness Spa in Midtown Manhattan. New York facial treatments will cleanse your pores and improve circulation, while promoting valuable anti-aging and emotional benefits too.
Contact us today to book your New York facial treatment, and you’ll be one step closer to good pore health and beautiful skin that that you love.