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Article: The Truth About Large Pores & What You Can Do to Minimize Them

The Truth About Large Pores & What You Can Do to Minimize Them

The Truth About Large Pores & What You Can Do to Minimize Them

Imagine you are in a room with no windows and no doors.

This room becomes muggy and hot as your body temperature permeates the air.

Without Oxygen, your lungs gasp for air and the room becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.

This is what happens when our skin is without needed Oxygen. Our pores open wide to promote Oxygen intake. And large pores are born.

Our pores do a lot for the health and radiance of our skin, but when they enlargen it can make our skin appear dull and uneven.

Luckily, there are things you can do to minimize the appearance of pores and prevent them from getting any bigger.

The Pore's Function

Pores play a vital role in skin health. Pores are the opening at the top of hair follicles. They release sebum (natural oils) and sweat through the surface of the skin to hydrate and cool. Sebum creates a protective barrier and nourishes the skin.


The Causes of Large Pores

Genetics greatly affect the size of pores, determining how large our hair follicles are.

Pores can enlarge over time for a variety of reasons. An overproduction of oil can increase the appearance of pores, especially when coupled with acne.

Pores also get larger as we age. When we get older our collagen and elastin production decreases allowing gravity to stretch the skin, pores included.

This is also true with sun damage as the sun breaks down collagen.

As we try to cover the appearance of large pores with makeup and other skincare products, we are often worsening the situation by clogging our pores.

When our skin is covered by occlusive makeup, or most recently masks, our pores become the perfect home for bacteria to grow. Oil, debris, and dead skin cells harbor in our pores causing inflammation which leads to acne and widened pores.

What can we do?

Cleanse - Keeping the skin clean is extremely important. Always wash your face before bed, and wash twice if you're wearing makeup. Avoid harsh cleansers and only exfoliate 1 - 3 times a week to remove dead skin cells.

Wear an SPF - Protect your skin each day by wearing a sun protectant.

Get Professional Help - Visit a dermatologist for any extracting you may be tempted to try on your own. They have the correct tools and methods for cleaning out those unwanted blackheads. There are also laser treatments and facials available today that cause the skin to contract, lessening the appearance of pores.

Buy Non-Comedogenic Makeup & Skincare - Choose healthy products for your skin that are non-comedogenic and won’t clog your pores.

Oxygenetix for Pores

All Oxygenetix products are non-comedogenic, allowing the pores to breathe. 

The Oxygenetix aloe vera base is antimicrobial, preventing bacteria growth in the pores, unlike oil or water-based products.

Begin with powerful moisture and barrier protection from Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix. Plumping the skin and creating a smoothing effect, Hydro-Matrix primes the skin for your foundation. For even more defense against blemishes, apply the new Acne Control Hydro-Matrix with 2% Salicylic Acid to dissolve debris and bacteria build up in your pores.

To even skin tone and camouflage texture apply either Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation or Oxygenating Foundation  next. These foundations are breathable, promoting unclogged pores and clean skin. Oxygenetix foundations are so good for your skin, the longer you wear them the healthier your skin becomes.

Large pores no longer have to be the thing you fixate on in the mirror. By taking better care of your skin, and treating yourself to quality skincare products, you will minimize pore appearance and be on the road to smooth glowing skin.



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