Your Pores—Open & Shut Case?
Do you have big pores? Do your pores clog easily? Do you use hot water to help open your pores while cleaning your face, and then cold water afterwards to close them up again? Do you spend hour after hour researching different products in a mad search for something that will give you a “perfect” looking pore-free face? Have you ever tried those nifty little products that claim to “shrink” your pores over time?
One more question: Did you know that your pores do not actually open or close?
I always knew all those products that claim to shrink your pores didn’t literally make them smaller. That was a no brainer to me – they’d have to seep into your DNA and change your genes or something scientific like that. All those products really do is just create the illusion that they’re getting smaller. I use Clinique’s Pore Minimizer cause it “mattes” out my face, which won’t allow as much light to reflect off of them little buggers I hate so much (really, I don’t have BIG pores, but I don’t have milky smooth skin either).
But to find out that my pores don’t actually open and close when I use hot/cold water or toner…now THAT surprised me. Ha! I guess it pays to not always believe the hype that beauty companies try to push on you.