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Keeping Pores Closed

We have pores all over our body, tiny holes that contain hair follicles and act as outlets for sebum. Pores size vary, when the sebaceous glands are active, the pores appear larger. Pores also appear larger as one gets older and when the skin starts to sag. When pores become enlarge, it may be easily clogged which usually leads to skin discoloration.

Although enlarged pores may be bothersome in life, they can actually present some benefits as the skin begins to age. People with large pores tend to have oily skin, which can help counteract the drying and wrinkling of skin that occurs with age.

1. Biological term for open pores is enlarged pilosebaceous pores.

2. Empty funnel-shaped pores are physiologically present in all individuals.
Funnel: a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the apex

3. Enlarged pores are characterized by:
• Visible topographic features at the skin surface corresponding to enlarge openings of pilosebaceous follicles
• Appear as empty funnel-shaped or cylindrical-shaped structures.

4. If you have oily skin, you probably suffer from enlarged pores too. If you do not take care of your enlarged pores, it will soon develop into clogged pores that lead to blackheads, whiteheads and acne. (read more on skin congestion and acne)

5. Even dry skin complexions can suffer from large pores within the dreaded T-zone.

6. “Many people with enlarge pores are born that way” – which leads some to believe that you can’t do anything about them. This is misled thinking. With just a few simple steps, you can reduce the size of your pores or cover them up.

7. One very unpleasant fact of life is that our pores appear larger as we age, especially around the nose. Thus enlarged pore is a sign of aging.