Pores get a bad rap. But believe it or not, pores are a good thing! They allow sweat and sebum to be excreted out of our skin and also house our hair follicles. Due to these very functions, certain triggers like excess sebum production, inflammation and retention hyperkeratosis can cause our pores to become clogged and infected.
Our expert estheticians are here to break down the most common myths about pores, and how you can gain control of your pore issues — by keeping them "fit" for healthy, clear, tight pores.
Myth 1: You can shrink enlarged pores
Fact: Pores do not actually shrink in size. However, pores can be visibly firmed through ingredients that help make them appear visibly tighter and clearer.
Product Recommendation: Glass Skin Refining Serum
Peptides and adenosine help boost collagen production to visibly firm and tighten pores.
Myth 2: Genes determine pore size
Fact: Yes, this is true but it's not the full story. As we both age and are exposed to photodamage, pores can enlarge from smaller circle-shaped pores to larger tear-drop-shaped pores. Conversely, with consistent care in exfoliating, clarifying, balancing and tightening up pores, we can greatly minimize the appearance of pores. So, yes, genes play a role but how we care for our pores can meaningfully impact their appearance.
Product Recommendation: Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask
10% AHA + 0.5% BHA are proven to help intensively exfoliate to remove deeper impurities within pores. AHA is also proven to help visibly smooth and tighten.
Myth 3: Squeezing out sebaceous filaments shrinks pores
Fact: This can help pores look smaller in the short term, but in the long run can damage pores and enlarge them. So fight the urge to attempt your own at-home extractions!
Product Recommendation: Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask
Kaolin Clay + Bentonite "vacuum" out sebum and impurities without tugging at pores.
Myth 4: Stubborn pore issues cannot be managed
Fact: Daily maintenance helps tremendously with those who experience rapid and frequent clogging of pores. Exfoliate and clarify daily to maximize "pore-fitness."
Product Recommendation: The Good Acids Pore Toner
Use AHA + BHA daily to stay on top of pores and keep them exfoliated and gently polished without stripping skin.
Find all four recommended products in the Pore-Fit™ Kit (save 19%!) to get Pore-Fit™
Now armed with the real facts about pores, you can gain control over the appearance of your pores.
Have more questions? Sign up here to receive a registration link to join the Pore-Fit™ Masterclass on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 8PM EST with our founder and celebrity esthetician, Alicia Yoon.
Cheers to radiance!