The microscopic sebaceous glands are the exocrine glands responsible for the secretion of sebum, the oily matter that lubricates the skin. These glands are located in the scalp and face, but can also be found on other parts of the body, except the palms and soles of the feet.
But, they are bigger on the face, around the nose and on the forehead, which is why the pores are more visible in these areas.
Actually, the genes determine the size of the pores. Caucasians have smaller pores, while on the other hand people with dark skin have larger pores.
A lot of people have problems with open pores, which can additionally cause skin problems. Open pores can sometimes be caused by aging, exposure to sun or reduced production of collagen.
It is important to wash the face a few times during the day in order to remove the dirt that has accumulated in the open pores. It is also advisable to exfoliate the skin in order to remove the dead cells and stop the pores from becoming even bigger.
There are a lot of different treatments for this problem, but not all of them are efficient. Natural treatments provide the best results. Here is a 3-step treatment that can help you treat your open pores. Do it for 3 days and you are going to be amazed by the results!
Step #1: Apple cider vinegar skin toner
- 2 cups of water
- 5 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
Mix these ingredients in a spray bottle. Before you use them, wash your face with soap and then spray this mix on your face. Let it dry and apply moisturizer (with coconut oil) at the end.
The apple cider vinegar will make your pores smaller, while at the same time stabilize the pH level of your skin and fight against skin infections.
Step #2: Egg white mask
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 1 egg white
Mix these ingredients and apply the mix on your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with water.
Egg whites contain collagen and protein – two vital ingredients that fight against any type of inflammation of the skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. They also make the skin keep its elasticity.
Step #3: Aloe Vera moisturizer
- Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Just apply the gel on your face and leave it during the night. Wash your face when you wake up.
The Aloe Vera can slow down the process of skin aging. Studies have also shown that Aloe Vera can also increase the production of collagen and improve the elasticity of the skin. It will clean the oil and dirt from your pores and your skin will be tighter and well hydrated.