How to be poreless?
Technically, medyo imposible ito dahil ang pores ay talagang bahagi ng structure ng skin. Sila yung nagsisilbing "opening" ng hair follicles, at bawat isa ay may sebaceous gland, na siyang nagpo-produce ng oil.
But when these pores get clogged, lumalaki at lumalalim sila.
The size has something to do with the genes, but there are ways to minimize their appearance.
May tatlong importanteng steps: (1) unclog (2) tighten (3) maintain.
As ingredients sa exfoliant na ginagamit natin, sinasabing holy grail sila sa pag-unclog ng pores.
They work by penetrating and dissolving "the cement between skin cells" without peeling or the burning sensation.
Ayon pa sa Marie Claire, "While both acids exfoliate on a cellular level, AHAs work on the surface layer of your skin to brighten and smooth it (making them more tolerable for the dry- and sensitive-prone), while BHAs penetrate deeper to remove dead skin cells clogged in pores (i.e. blackheads), making them especially excellent for oily, acne-prone skin."
Sa pagsara naman ng pores, highly-recommended ng dermatologists ang vitamin A-based retinoid na nag-uumapaw sa skin benefits:
It increases the skin’s collagen production, and, at the same, decreases its oil production.
Word of caution lang: It can irritate skin, and may initially result in dry and flaky skin. So, wag kalimutang gumamit ng moisturizer, and use it once a week.
Lastly, to maintain it, protect yourself against the sun, which can affect the production of collagen, na siyang responsible sa firmness at elasticity ng skin.