What Are Open Pores On Your Face?
Let us first understand what are open and enlarged skin pores which appear on the face, commonly nose and cheeks. Facial pores are openings or outlets of hair follicles that stretch further below through many layers of your skin. Every pore/follicle has a single strand of hair, which either becomes visible or remains as ingrowth.
Each of these skin pores have sebaceous glands that are responsible for producing natural oils. Hence, when these pores get clogged due to excessive sebum production, they get enlarged and stretched.
Your pores often stretch and open up due to few specific skin conditions which happen either during adolescence or due to sun exposure. This results in making your skin look rough, dull, and inflamed. Those with oily skin complexion are more prone to experience open and enlarged pores. Enlarged pores may vary in size and remain concealed in the early stages of development. With advancing age and other skin conditions, your pores tend to stretch and enlarge.
Your pores stretch and enlarge from acne breakouts too. When the open pores accumulate dead skin cells, bacteria, oil, and dirt, these skin impurities are then exposed to oxygen and get oxidized. This process results in the formation of acne, whiteheads, and blackheads in your skin.
It's Possible To Close Open Pores
Honey is a popular and natural ingredient used in various facial cleansers and moisturizers which helps in improving the skin complexion and quality. Also, it is a simple home remedy for open pores on the cheeks and nose.
- 1 tbsp. of pure, unadulterated honey
How To Apply:
- Apply the pure honey onto your face and neck region and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motion
- Focus primarily on the region in and around your cheeks and nose
- Leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water to close the enlarged pores
- Repeat the steps everyday or at least thrice a week for best results
How It Works:
Honey is an excellent astringent which helps in tightening up your skin and closing the pores. Additionally, it naturally improves your skin complexion by toning.