Can We Make Skin Pores Smaller?
Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist from New York, said that pore size is genetically determined. That means, you can not make the pores become smaller physically.
The function of the pore, one of them, it to open the hair follicles. Each contains sebaceous glands, which produce oil for the skin. Pores are more clearly visible in the face, such as the forehead and nose, where there are larger oil glands.
According Jaliman, skin type also plays a major role determining the size of the pores. Owners of dry skin have less visible pores. While pores in oily skin appear more clearly. Lite colored also usually have smaller pores. While dark skin have larger pores.
But there are things you can do to keep the pores less visible. The key is to keep it always clean. Use noncomedogenic moisturizer and makeup.
Avoid products that contain heavy materials, such as petrolatum and mineral oil. Both can clog pores and make it look bigger.
“Always wash your face with a gentle cleanser before bed to prevent dirt and makeup that can clog pores,” says Heidi Waldorf, a dermatologist from New York, according to Real Simple.
Always clean the skin before and after exercise. That’s because sweat can bring the rest of makeup on the skin which will stretch the skin and open pores. Also, also do Exfoliate regularly.
You can do one to three times a week. Select Exfoliate cleanser with gel texture, mask or cream containing alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, or fruit enzymes. “Exfoliate sremove dead skin cells from the skin surface that makes pores enlarged,” said Jaliman.
But remember, when you have finished doing Exfoliate, you must use a moisturizer that contains SPF 15, because by eliminating the cells that die, the skin becomes more sensitive to ultraviolet light.