Everyone wants clear glowing skin, but how can you make that happen?
It’s best to start with understanding what role your pores play in keeping your face looking great. Pores are actually hair follicles (Yay, bunches of hair-portholes on my face!), that produce hair, oil, and sweat. Clearly, we want to stay on the good side of our pores. Pores are important to more than just your face, they affect your overall health too.
It’s that natural oil that your pores produce, that helps make your skin waterproof. Without that handy oil (sebum), your skin wouldn’t be able to keep water from penetrating it. That’s right, without sebum, we’d be more like giant spaghetti strainers than we would beach bums. You might have thought that sebum was gross, but it does have an important purpose. Think of it this way: Oil = pool time!
It’s important to keep your pores from getting clogged, to prevent the buildup of oils and dead skin. When your pores get backed up with too much dirt, oil, and dead skin, they rebel with pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Leave those guys plugged up for too long and they will repay you by increasing in size. Need any more reasons for a great cleansing routine?
Genetics has an effect on your pores. Some of us have simply been graced with smaller pores than others. Age also comes into play: As your skin ages, it loses elasticity, which makes pores appear even larger than they used to.
While it’s incredibly important to keep your face squeaky clean, it is also possible to go a little too far. Washing your face will help remove all that oil and dirt, but over-washing can result in your skin producing even more oil, to make up from what you just got rid of. More oil means more breakouts, and to that, we say, “No thank you."
To be sure you aren’t over-doing the face washing, use a gentle, natural cleanser, no more than twice a day. Speaking of day, you also need to be aware of the damage that lovely old sun can do to your skin. Overexposing your skin to the sun, will also dry out your skin, and lead to, you guessed it: more oil production. Check out the natural sunscreen options to really be extra-super-kind to your pores.
Who knew? Those little buggers that we’ve been battling all this time, really just needed some TLC. Take care of your pores. Treat them kindly, and you will be rewarded with healthy, glowing skin.
Infinitely Natural has many different products for your skincare needs including all-natural skincare products like lip balm, body butter, essential oils for your everyday needs. Everything we make is handmade, organic skincare, and is never tested on animals. Infinitely Natural is the best way to treat your pores, using our wide variety of products. We hope to be your go-to for organic and all-natural skincare. Shop online today or visit us in Key Largo now!