Pores sit at the top of our sebaceous glands, all over the body, and produce sebum (the body’s natural oil), to keep skin moisturised and protected. If there’s too much secretion, or every day dirt and bacteria get involved, the pores can clog. Thus, pores are a structural part of your skin that simply won’t go away. They’ll continue to widen and deepen if constantly clogged, or squeezed. In short: only touch your skin when cleaning it. Easy.
The truth about pores (and how you can shrink them)
Don’t hate the messenger, but we’ve got some skin truths to share. Those pores on your face? They’re going nowhere. Ice cubes, sebum masks, head over a steaming pot, the at-home remedies just won’t work – pores are part of you, folks, it’s in the genes. But not all hope is lost. If you’re on a quest to conceal (though there’s really no need), like your favourite cashmere jumper, we can shrink ‘em. Yep, a few nifty tricks, and we can decrease their visibility by cleaning out the follicle. Here goes.
By Rachel Spedding