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Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Pores, Answered

 
As someone with large pores on her nose, I understand firsthand how frustrating it can be to make your skin look smooth, even, and soft. It’s a long process that consists of testing tons of pore minimizers, including serums, masks, pore strips, and so much more. While I’ve found out that certain products help temporarily, the results never seem to last very long.

 
First things first, what are pores?

Additionally, Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Manhattan, says pores are typically combined with hair follicles (which can give them a dark appearance) and sebaceous glands that produce sebum—aka oil. However, they are not blackheads. “Blackheads are essentially sebum that is inside the pore and clogs it,” she says.

You might have seen the term “non-comedogenic” on your skincare or heard of the term “comedo” but these aren’t to be confused with pores themselves. “Comedo is a type of acne that refers to clogged pores, such as blackheads or whiteheads,” explains Dr. Nazarian.

 

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Source : Yahoo! Life – Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Pores, Answered Edited By, Genesis Rivas

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