There are so many misconceptions about pores, which can lead to confusion on how to care for them properly. In this blog, we will be debunking the most common myths about pores and how to take better care of your skin. Read our guide to achieving healthy-looking skin and our Bazzaal product recommendations!
Myth #1: You can close your pores with cold water
Many people believe that splashing cold water on your face can clog your pores, but this unfortunately isn’t true. Pores do not have muscles, so they cannot open or close. However, using cold water can help restrict the blood vessels in your skin, which can temporarily reduce the appearance of your pores.
Myth #2: You can open your pores with steam.
While this myth may seem true with estheticians, for instance, using steams to help clean out your pores, this also isn’t true. Instead, they are using steam to help soften the sebum that clogs your pores, making it easier to remove with a gentle exfoliator or cleanser.
To do an at-home facial steam, first, fill your skink with hot water, cover your head with a towel, and let the steam warm your face.
The I'm From Beet Purifying Mask is another perfect example as it helps reduce sebum, removes impurities, and help improve the skin!
Myth #3: Pores can get smaller with the right products.
Pore size is mostly determined by genetics and cannot be changed permanently with products. However, using the right products can help keep your pores clean and minimize their appearance. Products that contain salicylic acid, retinol, or bakuchiol can help unclog your pores and improve your skin texture and tone.
For bakuchiol-based ingredients, By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream is a great product to smooth out an uneven skin tone.
Myth #4: Pores only appear on oily skin.
While this may seem true that oily skin has more visible pores, everyone has pores. Dry skin types, for example, may have less noticeable pores because they produce less oil but they still exist.
Myth #5: Your pore size stays the same forever.
Although genetics does play a role in determining pore size, factors like aging and environmental damage can also impact their appearance. As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen and loses elasticity, causing the pores to slacken and enlarge.
To further support healthy collagen production, try out the I'm From Rice Serum which is rich in Vitamin B and other powerful antioxidants that improve skin elasticity.
Myth #6: Blackheads are actually dirt stuck in your pores.
Though this is a common belief, blackheads are not dirt nor whitehead pus. Rather, blackheads occur when dead skin cells and oil block the opening of the pore. But once it reaches the skin’s surface it begins to oxides and turn black, hence the name ‘blackheads’.
Myth #7: Sunscreen will clog up your pores.
Finally to the most popular belief, sunscreen doesn’t have to clog your pores. In the past, people have driven away from using sunscreen, thinking it would lead to breakouts and cause pore congestion. However, sunscreens have come a long way with its formulations that would be perfect for everyday use. In fact, using sunscreen daily can actually help your pores and prevent collagen loss caused by UV rays.
To keep your pores protected without greasiness and irritation, try out the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel. It’s lightweight formula keeps your skin moisturized while also protecting you from the sun!
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