What do our Skin Pores do?

What do our skin pores do? Some people have large pores and search for skin care products to reduce their size. Others have non-visible pores, their skin always looks smooth and soft. Then there are those whose pores, for a multitude of reasons, become blocked, fill with dirt, oil and “sludge”, and are visibly darker or infected.

If you want to truly learn how to care for you skin, you need to start with your pores. What exactly are they and what do they do?

There are 2 kinds of pores, or tiny openings in matrix fashion, all over the skin of your body. The first is a sweat gland, which makes sweat, allowing you to regulate your body’s temperature and attract the opposite sex. The second is an oil gland, which produces oil to naturally maintain your skin’s surface protective barrier and keep it soft.

Your pores also absorb the ingredients of your skin care products, or not – if your pores are blocked with old skin, oil and dirt. A good foundational understanding of the anatomy and function of the magnificent skin pore will hopefully help us care for our skin more intentionally.

On the PersonalCareTruth.com website, I came along a wonderful post written by Amanda Foxon-Hill titled “What are pores?” Just click on the <- this title and jump over to her excellent description of pores, a wonderful graphic of the anatomy, and discussion of their functions. Thank you Amanda for such a great post! I really enjoyed it and am sharing it with my readers today.

Does Stess Cause Acne?

Does stress cause acne?

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Pimples from Stress

It always seems to happen right when you have that big event, an exam , or you are worrying about something – a pimple or pimples appear. Even in my 50’s I just had two pop up on my chin right before and during a very hectic work week.

It certainly seems to go hand in hand, doesn’t it? Remember in the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” on the wedding day the bride woke up with a big pimple. She put coverup on it, and then her groom told her later he had developed one, but it went away when he sprayed Windex on it!

From WebMD:

Lisa A. Garner, MD, FAAD, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, (says that) “When you already have acne and you get into a stressful situation, that seems to be when your acne really flares up.”” [Read more…]

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