What are Pores? Are Pores Normal on Skin?

Clogged Pores

Pores are not only natural, they are necessary. Foe each hair you have anywhere there is a pore to go along with it. As a matter of fact you cannot see many of them. Since on average a person can have somewhere around 5 million hairs on the body you have to calculate that you have around the same amount of pores, so they can’t all be large. Still, some may be a bit larger than others and that can cause grief for some folks.

If you maintain a good skin care regimen then you can reduce the size and potential clogging of your pores. Oil and dirt along with the overproduction of sebum and dead skin cells can clog pores quickly. Breakouts and potential scarring is inevitable at this point. Keeping your face clean and oil free is essential.

It does not good to rub or poke clogged pores, as a matter of fact it will only make things worse. Your hands are oil oasis waiting to happen on your face. Plus all the rubbing can make pores larger. Even when you dry your face remember to blot rather than rub, it will really help make a difference!

Your pores are there for a reason, and it is not simply to drive you mad. If you are dealing with large pores there are no permanent fixes but there are a lot of quick temporary ones. Maintain your skin, and you will be surprised and how less irritating your pores become.

How to Maintain your Pores


Maintaining your pores really is not all that difficult. Noticeable or large pores can be really horrible in the eyes of the person who has to deal with them, but I assure you they do not look the same to everyone else as they do to you. Still, you can minimize them temporarily if it makes you feel better. Let me tell you how.

Make sure that you are removing your makeup every night, and do not wear makeup when you are at home. Again, your skin has to be able to breath. Use gentle, hypoallergenic and oil free cleansers. Make sure that you have protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays, and use a good moisturizer on your skin. There are plenty of makeups and moisturizers that have SPF protection blended right into it. Mae sure that you have familiarized yourself with ingredients that you want to avoid in your makeups and moisturizers.

Minimizing oil on your skin will definitely give your pores a smaller appearance. The best thing you can do is wash your face every day and several times a day to cut down on oil. Your skin and pores will look a whole lot better faster than you may think just by washing and caring for your face regularly, exfoliating and using a product containing salicylic acid.

Finding a skin care regimen is not difficult. You can use some things that can be found right in your kitchen to keep your skin looking beautiful and your wallet will be happy too. Remember, it is trial and error because everyone’s skin is not the same. Be patient, and you will find what works for your unique skin type.