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What are pores and how to minimise them for a flawless complexion

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, acne, oily skin, pores

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Have you ever looked closely at your pores? These tiny delivery channels are responsible for the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to our skin, yet we rarely pay them the attention they deserve.

 

#1: What is a pore? 

The pore is the tiny opening you can see on the surface of the skin when you look very closely. We have roughly 20,000 pores on our face alone. 

#2: Are all pores created equal? 

Just to get scientific for a moment, pores are in fact hair follicles. Each hair follicle contains a sebaceous gland which secretes oil and sweat onto the skin. If you have noticed that the pores on your forehead and nose appear larger (and are perhaps more prone to blackheads) this is because the sebaceous glands in these areas are larger and therefore deliver more oil onto the skin. 

#3: What causes enlarged pores? 

  • Enlarged pores are often determined by genetics.
  • Blocked pores is the leading contributor which leads to those pesky blackheads.
  • Blackheads occur when sebum becomes trapped within the pore and sits at the opening of the skin without releasing
  • Dirt, make-up and dehydration will exacerbate the appearance of pores.

#4: How can we minimise pore size for good? 

1. Eliminate dirt and bacteria which may lead to blocked or infected pores.

2. By regulating oil production within the skin we can stop the overproduction of oil and may decrease the size of the sebaceous gland and pore.

3. Nourish the skin and allow natural oils to flow - this can support hydration and skin health. Healthy skin means healthy looking pores! 

Neutriderm Oil Regulator Lotion contains the following ingredients to regulate oil to alleviate blockages for optimal pore functioning and size. These ingredients include: 

  • Azelaic Acid 5%: Works to kill blemish-causing bacteria. Azeliac Acid decreases the production of keratin which can lead to the production of Acne. 
  • Salicylic Acid 2%: Encourages dead skin cells to shed effectively unblocking pores and exfoliating the skin. 
  • Chamomile Extract: Delivers calming components to the skin in the way of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits to reduce redness and swelling. 

 

Do you want flawless skin without excess oil and enlarged pores?

Start by using the right ingredients to encourage optimal pore functioning and the results will follow. 

Purchase your Neutriderm Oil Regulator Lotion here. 

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