We all want satiny smooth skin, unfortunately big pores often stand in the way of having that.
The skin on the human face has thousands of pores, and sometimes they appear to be more prominent. Pores are small openings in your skin. Because pores can cause problems such as acne and oily skin, it can be hard to remember that they actually exist for a good reason. Hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands end in pores. They provide a way for your body to flush out toxins, regulate temperature and moisturize dry skin. Without them, we wouldn't be able to sweat, and our bodies would overheat.
The bad news: Your pore size is probably genetic, due to age or gender, or the result of an overly “hands-on” approach to clogs. The good news: There are some steps you can take to diminish the look of your enlarged pores.
Our skin contains cells called melanocytes that produce a chemical compound called Melanin. Melanin is responsible for giving human skin its distinctive colour. When everything is running as planned, these melanocytes produce melanin at a steady, consistent rate - meaning our skin tone is even. Problems can occur when these cells produce either too much or too little melanin. This presents itself in a range of harmless skin pigmentation conditions. The most common include: Freckles, Hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
Thankfully for anyone wanting to combat the effects of skin pigmentation, there are effective treatments to deal with those pesky sun spots and patches of discoloration without undergoing expensive laser treatments or hiding your skin under makeup.
Rosacea is a common, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition which is found on the face and appears as red, flushed skin. It kind of looks like you're blushing... all the time. It is often mistaken for Eczema, Acne or a skin allergy. The severity of the condition differs from person to person. Rosacea occurs when groups of capillaries close to the surface of the skin become inflamed and dilated resulting in blotchy red areas, small bumps and sometimes pimples. The neck, chest, scalp and ears may also be affected. Your eyes may feel irritated and appear watery and bloodshot.
The condition is a progressive chronic skin disorder that can come and go, but it has the potential to become permanent if not attended to in the early stages. Using the right skin care products and ensuring a healthy gut biome has a strong potential to reverse the symptoms and remove the condition over time.
Almost everyone experiences some level of acne during their lifetime, though it typically begins around puberty and proceeds through adolescence and sometimes into adulthood. Acne can negatively affect one’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Acne can be caused by family history, stress, and even certain medications, but is most often caused by hormones. It first appears as hormones start to stimulate oil glands to produce oil. This leads to the pores being clogged and the subsequent development of blackheads and whiteheads. Oil will continue to be produced below the blocked pore, and bacteria will turn the oil into free fatty acids. The enhanced pressure within the plugged pore ultimately leads to the rupture of the follicle under the surface of the skin, and the oil and bacteria in the skin will cause inflammation that takes the form of red bumps, pimples, and nodules.
When your skin becomes less firm and elastic, it means that the fibroblasts in your dermis are no longer functioning correctly. Effectively, these cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin. When they stop producing them, the skin loses its elasticity, hollows, and finally wrinkles appear. The less elastic your skin, the more space the wrinkles have to set. Most wrinkles associated with aging appear on the parts of the body where sun exposure is greatest. These sites are the face, neck, the backs of the hands, and the tops of the forearms. Wrinkles come in two categories: fine surface lines and deep furrows related to muscular contraction. Some deep furrows are anatomical in nature and have little to do with aging. Generally, it is only the aging wrinkles that really bother people. There are two basic approaches to the amelioration of these signs of aging: prevention and treatment.