Putting Your Pores Under The Spot Light

Your skin contains many openings through which sebum (oil) from the sebaceous glands come to the skin’s surface via the hair follicle and pores of the sudoriferous (sweat) glands. In an ideal world, the perspiration and sebum mix together in normal amounts to form a breathable barrier on the skin’s surface, naturally moisturizing and protecting it from the environment.

But this is not always the case, and pores can easily become blocked.

Once the pores become blocked, the skin’s function of breathing (exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide) is hindered, oil cannot be secreted, waste by-products cannot be excreted, moisture cannot be absorbed, and the acid mantel (pH) that naturally protects the skin is compromised. These factors can result in everything from a dull complexion to enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and even severe acne.

Your skin contains many openings through which sebum (oil) from the sebaceous glands come to the skin’s surface via the hair follicle and pores of the sudoriferous (sweat) glands. In an ideal world, the perspiration and sebum mix together in normal amounts to form a breathable barrier on the skin’s surface, naturally moisturizing and protecting it from the environment.But this is not always the case, and pores can easily become blocked.

“The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of the skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin. It is secreted by sebaceous glands.”

Once the pores become blocked, the skin’s function of breathing (exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide) is hindered, oil cannot be secreted, waste by-products cannot be excreted, moisture cannot be absorbed, and the acid mantel (pH) that naturally protects the skin is compromised. These factors can result in everything from a dull complexion to enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and even severe acne.

SOLUTION TO PERFECT PORES

Key factors that contribute to blocked and enlarged pores are; trapped dirt, build up of dead skin cells, makeup, sebum, and other debris that cannot come out of the pore.That’s why it’s important to cleanse properly, exfoliate regularly and use a good quality moisturiser specifically for your skin type, so you can keep your skin functioning at its best.

To help you get started we’ve put together the perfect products for each skin type to cleanse, tone and moisturise.

“FACT – Pores do not contain muscles therefore you cannot control the dilation or shrinkage of them with topical skin care products, you need to maintain a good skincare routine that keeps your skin clean and your skins pH level balanced.”

Discover your best skin yet.

3 Step System – Oily / Combination

3 Step System – Normal / Dry

3 Step System – Sensitive

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