Reducing Pore Size is Simple if you follow a consistent regimen using Skin 2 Skin® skin care products.
By Kenneth Simpson, Chief Creator, Co-Founder & CEO
Large facial pores are an unsightly, challenging problem. Skin pores become visible and appear larger for a variety of reasons. Inadequate skin care and products utilization can lead to build up of dead cells around the pore opening. Sweat evaporation also plays a role, leaving behind salts that can block the pores. Genetic factors, environmental damage and aging also contribute to the visible size of a pore.
Healthy pores are an important part of healthy skin. The skin pore is an opening that goes down through several skin layers. Each pore contains a hair follicle. Human skin cells are constantly dying inside the follicle. Small sebaceous (oil) glands located inside the follicle produce natural oils called sebum. Natural oils are a mixture of cholesterol, fats, proteins and inorganic salts that travel through the pore carrying dead skin cells from the follicle to the skin’s surface.
Natural oils and dead skin cells actually coat the skin protecting it from bacteria, viruses, fungus and the elements, acting as a natural protective barrier (skin barrier). However, the pore can become blocked, resulting in an infection creating a blemish or acne breakout. As we mature, our skin produces less natural oil, resulting in dryness increasing the speed in witch the skin ages and wrinkles. In order to control the visible appearance of large pores and control aging skin, it’s important to begin and maintain a daily skin care regimen in you teens to early twenties, women and men the earlier the better that combats the effects of our natural physiological process, aging and the environment.
Follow the steps outlined below to reduce the appearance of large pores, while enhancing natural skin repair that improves overall skin function.
Cleans your face twice a day, morning and night, with our White Tea Face Wash, a daily hydrating deep cleanser with light exfoliation and removes makeup and mascara. Remember, all of our products are highly concentrated, and a small amount goes a long way. So don’t overuse, and be gentle in your cleansing. Or cleanser is excellent for Clarisonic and other hand held cleansing devises.
Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. Use our AB-HA Exfoliating Cleanser, which exfoliates and cleanses the skin. It is rich and creamy and leaves the skin clean, soft, smooth, hydrated and glowing. Great to be used in the shower on the face and neck. Remember, your neck ages just like your face, so make sure you take care of it.
Steam once a week. Bring a pot of water to boil. Place the pot on a heat resistant surface, and drape a towel over your head directly above the steaming water, allowing the steam to work for several minutes. When you are finished, rinse your face with lukewarm water and gentle pat dry or leave damp and go to step 4.
Masking. After steaming apply a Mask once a week for 15 to 20 minutes. This is a none drying moisturizing detox mask that clears the pores, renews the skin and reduce the appearance of large pores. Apply a thin layer on the face and neck avoiding eye area and hair line. Remove the entire mask, and rinse with lukewarm water.
Astringents will help shrink visible pores and help control oil build-up and clogging. Skin 2 Skin® multitasking skin care products have natural botanical toners and astringents, so there is no need for additional astringents. However, if you believe an additional astringent is helpful, use which hazel applied gently with a cotton swab. Let dry before step 6.
To finish apply your Skin 2 Skin® anti-aging treatment products twice a day morning and evening after cleansing. Our formulation contain high concentrations of Aloe Vera Leaf Extract in our Aloe Vera Leaf Extract Juice and as an added extract that provides natural pore-tightening properties, blemish-control, moisturizing, toning and feeding the skin with over 200 of the skin’s essential nutrients keeping the skin looking healthy and younger.
At Skin 2 Skin®, our total company focus is Holistic Skin Wellness™ Catalyst to Healthy Youthful Skin, which recognizes the connectivity and balance between our skin, the external environment, personal health, lifestyle choices, aging and other factors affecting our ability to keep the skin healthy, vibrant and appearing younger regardless of age, gender of skin type.