Let’s Talk About Our Pores

by | Aug 16, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

We all know we have pores, right? They are those (mostly) unseen, tiny openings in your skin. The only time we really see our pores is when they are clogged or blocked, causing acne and seemingly “enlarging” the pores. Lots of people always ask how they can get rid of their pores, but spoiler alert: your pores are an integral part of your skin and they keep you healthy! The real issue with pores happens when they become clogged or blocked, which usually results in a painful and enlarged bump on your skin! So, let’s talk about how they work and what these pores do for you!

There are actually two types of skin pores: oil and sweat pores. They are small openings that are attached to their respective glands. By this I mean that oil pores are connected to oil glands and sweat pores are connected to sweat glands. These may seem like pretty similar things to you, but they are slightly different!

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Oil pores can be found all over your skin, except for the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. They are also the pores that tend to get clogged up, making those noticeable little bits of acne that bother us so much! Sweat pores on the other hand are extremely tiny. They are also all over your entire skin, but unlike the oil pores, you would never be able to see these with the naked eye.

So, let’s say you have some blocked oil pores and have started to get a slight breakout of acne. The scene occurs when your oil pores aren’t properly functioning. They should be able to get out all the oil, dead skin cells, and other particles that could potentially find themselves in there. So when they don’t clear out the pore effectively, these little bits of oil and such get trapped in the hair follicle. The acne appears, including blackheads, pimples, and inflamed breakouts, and a proper acne treatment is necessary to get the pores working again.

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At Luminessence, we can talk about how to properly treat clogged pores and get you the best suited treatment for your unique skin! With our ZO Skin Health products, we can guarantee you a one-of-a-kind skincare plan with fantastic results. The best way to get your skin looking its best is with a personalized routine designed by our skincare professionals.