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Pores for thought

skincare pores on women's face
Pores for thought

Skin pores, those tiny openings on the surface of our skin can often indicate skin health and appearance.

While pores are a natural part of our skin's structure, issues like clogged pores, enlarged pores, and blackheads can detract from a glowing complexion.

In this weeks blog, 'Pores for thought', we delve into the world of skin pores, exploring their function, common concerns, and effective cleansing routines to keep them clear giving you radiant and healthy skin.

What Are Pores and Their Function?

  • Skin pores are small openings in the skin's surface that house hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

  • Sebum, an oily substance produced by these glands, helps moisturise and protect the skin.

  • Pores also serve as channels for sweat and other substances to be released onto the skin's surface, regulating body temperature.

Common Pore Concerns:

  • Clogged Pores: When excess oil, dead skin cells, and impurities accumulate, pores can become clogged, leading to acne breakouts and dull skin.

  • Enlarged Pores: Factors like genetics, ageing, sun damage, and excess oil production can contribute to enlarged pores, giving the skin a rough or uneven texture.

  • Blackheads: Open comedones (small flesh or white lumps on the skin surface), or blackheads can occur when our pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, oxidising and turning black upon exposure to air.

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Blocked Pores

We've listed below 6 steps that will help you to clear and improve your pores:

Consistent Cleansing Routine:

  • It goes without saying, double-cleansing your face twice daily with a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup is one of the best solutions to clear skin.

  • Consider using a gentle exfoliating cleanser to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, like our L'ORGANIQ Clear Skin Cleanser.

Regular Exfoliation:

  • A gentle facial scrub 1-2 times per week will slough off dead skin cells and prevent pore congestion and our L'ORGANIQ Clarifying Skin Polish will delicately do this while deeply nourishing your skin with its natural avocado and apricot oils.

  • If you're not keen on the texture of a scrub, then our L'ORGANIQ Green Tea Clay Mask is a soothing alternative and will draw out impurities and excess oils.

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L'ORGANIQ Clear Skin Treatment Bundle

Hydration and Moisturisation:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to maintain skin elasticity and prevent excess oil production.

  • Use a lightweight moisturiser or serum to hydrate the skin without clogging pores, such as L'ORGANIQ Vitamin Boost Facial Serum, with its natural blend of vitamin A, a natural retinol to effectively manage acne and discoloration, vitamin C to shield and protect, reducing inflammation and irritation and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to heal skin.

Balanced Diet:

  • Incorporate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to support skin health.

  • Limit intake of sugary and greasy foods, which can exacerbate pore congestion and acne.

Sun Protection:

  • Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing a good SPF daily, even on cloudy days and indoors and opt for an oil-free formulation to prevent pore blockage.

Avoid Touching Your Face:

  • This one is tricky, as 90% of the time we are completely unaware we are doing it. Frequently touching our face can transfer bacteria and oil onto the skin, potentially clogging pores and subsequently causing blackheads and breakouts.

Clear and healthy pores are essential for maintaining a luminous complexion and overall skin health. By understanding the function of pores and adopting a consistent skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and sun protection, you can effectively keep your pores clear and minimise common concerns like clogged pores and blackheads. Remember, patience and diligence are key when it comes to achieving and maintaining clear skin, so stay committed to your skincare regimen for optimal results.

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