The largest organ of the human body is the skin. And it houses numerous pores. Pores are very important to the skin as it helps the skin to breathe. The word open pore is a misnomer as pores should always be open. Each pore has a hair follicle and also a sebaceous gland. The pore delivers the sebum secreted by the sebaceous gland to the skin.
So, what is open pore?
Pores are generally invisible to the eyes. Sometimes, pores become enlarged and visible to the naked eyes. This gives a dull look to the skin, especially if it is clogged with pollutants, oil or dead cells. There are various reasons for the pores to become enlarged and visible, also it can occur in all skin types.
- Increased oil secretion
- Increased density of hair follicle
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Reduced collagen production
- Sun Exposure
Open pores are more of a cosmetic problem than a medical condition. It can affect any age group. If pores get clogged in adolescents it can cause blackheads and white heads. The same can happen to adults too. As we age skin has less collagen production resulting in the appearance of visible pores that become an aesthetic concern. You need to understand that
- Pores can neither be closed nor opened
- Pores need to be cleansed
- A cleansed pore can become less visible
- Healthy and young skin has invisible pores
Ageing and large open pores
The skin has a natural shedding mechanism. This is called desquamation. During desquamation skin accommodates all of the dead cells, oil and debris by expanding. The pores are clear because of the desquamation process. A bit after 30 years this process slows down, so all the dirt and grime gets accumulated in the pores and they expand. This makes the pore visible as the skin ages.
Visible pores and skin elasticity
Collagen and elastin are two structures which help the pores to be as minimum as possible. They hold the pores tight and keep them invisible. Once the production of collagen and skin elasticity reduces then the pores sag and become large pores that are visible.. The production of collagen and elastin is adversely affected by sun exposure and ageing
Astringents and pores
Astringents are skin caring liquids that help to
Simply put, astringents help your skin to be healthy and young. This means you have a chance to keep the pores invisible to the eyes. They work best on oily skin as they help clear excess oil, unclog pores, fight bacteria, remove makeup and more. But overuse of chemical astringents that contain alcohol can be drying to the skin.
But there are always natural astringents, that don’t dry the skin like alcohol based astringents. For example, tomato is a natural astringent which is also highly nourishing to the skin. It protects the skin from sun damage, lightens the skin and hydrates the skin too. Along with all these, it helps you to keep the pores minimized. You can make your own tomato packs at home or buy amazing tomato based products from Araah Skin Miracle.
Here are easy ways to tackle the pores that make your skin look dull and aged. Factors like unhealthy skin care, genetics and stress cause open pores. Here is how you can effectively manage open pore at home:
3 Easy steps to tackle open pores:
Following Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing daily twice.
Scrubbing weekly twice to clear open pores.
Using clay based face pack weekly twice
2 simple Single ingredient open pore cure
- Tomato: Make a thick slice and rub it over your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.
- Egg white: Cut break the egg and apply egg white as a mask. Leave it until it dries and wash off.
Do this on alternate days to shrink your large pores
5 skin pampering Face pack for large open pores
These face-packs tighten and firm your skin and reduce open pores effectively Mix the ingredients and apply it on the skin. Wait until it is completely dry. Wash with water to remove the dried face pack. Do any of these twice a week to get best results.
- Tomato puree 2tsp
- Honey 1tsp
Rich in Ascorbic acid it reduces open pores. Vitamin C helps to give you flawless, glowing skin. The natural acids present in tomato bring the natural oils of the skin into balance and tighten large pores.
- Multhanimitti 1tsp
- Tomato juice 2tsp
Muthanimitti a great clay to tighten skin and controls oil production. Tomato rich in lycopene helps to shrink pores.
- Besan flour 2tsp
- Wid turmeric a pinch
- Tomato juice 1tsp
- Rose water 1tsp
Rose water and tomato are astringents which help to tighten pore, while wild turmeric reduces inflammation and besan cleanses the pores.
4. Moringa Pack
- Moringa powder 1tsp
- Rose water 2tsp
Moringa has numerous skin benefits. it is rich in antioxidants and has potent anti-inflammatory action. This along with rose water helps to minimize the appearance of pores
5.Clay Face pack
- Araah Skin Miracle’s facepack any 2tsp
- Tomato juice 2tsp
Araah Skin Miracle facepacks are made with clay which tightens your skin and reduces the appearance of open pores when used along with tomato juice.
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