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All About Skin Pores

If you've every turned up the lights in your bathroom and got up close and personal with your face you've probably noticed your clear and glowing skin is covered with a spattering of tiny holes.  What are those?  Pores, of course.

What Is A Pore?

A pore is quite simply the pouching of skin into which the body's oil glands excretes or pumps oils to keep skin from becoming dehydrated.  It also helps to regulate the body's temperature.

Pore Muscles?

A very common question is whether or not pore can open and close.  The answer is no.  Why?  Pores do not have muscles.  They are not in any way attached to muscles.

Cold Water And Closing Pores

Although it's commonly thought that cold water can close pores, it can't.  While cold water splashed on the face can help keep your pores from producing excess oil, the pores can never close.  Just as cold water won't close pores, heat won't open them.  However, heat can stimulate oil glands.

Cold Water And Closing Pores

Although it's commonly thought that cold water can close pores, it can't.  While cold water splashed on the face can help keep your pores from producing excess oil, the pores can never close.  Just as cold water won't close pores, heat won't open them.  However, heat can stimulate oil glands.

Why Do Pores Look Bigger On Some Parts Of The Face

Generally speaking pores tend to appear biggest where the oil glands are most active.  Often the pores look biggest in the T-zone area.

Genetics And Pores

The size of your pores is determined by heredity.  Genes play a key part in not only pores, but skin in general.  If your family tree is full of large pores its most likely you will have them as well.

Altering Pores

Pores are most often by too many years of excessive sun exposure which can permanently dilute the pores.  The older you get the more collagen and elastin that you lose.  Collagen and elastin support the pores.  When that support declines then the pores begin to stretch and sag around the edges.  The same issue occurs with acne and other skin scars.  After age 45 the pores as well as acne and other skin scars appear a lot larger then before age 45.

When it comes to pores, the key is always prevention and maintenance.  Use of SPFs is key when it comes to protecting the pores.  The biggest key to how pores will look after age 45 is how they were cared for before that time.

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