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Posted on April 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM Comments comments (272)
Lavender's Lair April Hot Topic......PORES......
Often times I get asked the same question over and over again...."What can I do about my pores?"  Let's first start off with what most of us already know, and that is  a pore is a small opening in the skin, which left untreated will consistently fill itself with sebum.  Microdermabrasions, certain types of chemical peels like salicylic and benzoyl peroxide washes help shrink the size of pores.  When having facials add a high frequency treatment to your service.The high frequency treatment employs an electrical current below the skin which will kill any potential bacteria from forming allowing the pore to close rather than fill.  This treatment is not expensive nor unpleasant, just be sure not to be wearing any metal in the surrounding area, such as piercings or jewlery.
Diet is also helpful, and by diet you only need to increase your acid intake such as more oranges, lemons and pineapple.  The acid in these delicious fruits also aid in  shrinking pores as well as, tightening your skin!
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I can be quoted as saying "Toner, Toner!"  Sometimes our skin is just out of whack, therefore a PH balanced toner in our regimen is essential.  After washing your face with warm water, which opens our pores allowing us to clean them, it is imperative that you apply a small amount of toner onto a cotton ball and rub your face down PRIOR to applying any type of product no matter how great that product claims to be.  If not, the face you have just washed and the pores you have just cleansed and have not yet closed, are now filled again with products.  You must wash, close the pore with toner and then apply your choices of creams, makeup or sunscreen.  On days that you are sweating or just hot, remember, heat opens pores, keep them clean and closed with Toner.  If you are prone to breakouts then, carry toner and cotton balls with you.  I promise you will see a difference.
Until next month,