Pores are something that you hear about often, but what are they exactly? To start, we want to say that at skin care school, you will learn that there is a corresponding skin pore for every single hair on your body. We cannot see all of them, but some of them are visible, much to the annoyance of many people out there, perhaps even you. The interesting thing about hair is that while we have the same amount as apes, much of it is less coarse, and many of them are so wispy that they simply cannot be seen. All in all, the average adult can boast that they have five million hairs on their body, so as you can imagine, most of your pores are tiny. One thing that you’re probably really concerned about when it comes to pores, as anyone in skin care programs should be, is making sure that the pores are healthy, clean, and ready to face the day.
All in all, the average adult can boast that they have five million hairs on their body, so as you can imagine, most of your pores are tiny. One thing that you’re probably really concerned about when it comes to pores, as anyone in skin care programs should be, is making sure that the pores are healthy, clean, and ready to face the day.
The only problem with pores is that you can’t actually shrink them – not permanently. There are, however, ways in which you can make them look smaller. Keep reading and learn more!
Follicles vs. Pores
One of the biggest misconceptions, anywhere really, is that follicles and pores are the exact same thing, and these terms are often used interchangeably. This, however, is not correct. The pore of the skin is an opening, and the hair follicle is what extends downward through multiple layers of skin. Picture, it as a chimney – the top of the follicle is the pore, and hair is the smoke. It’s pretty simple, right? Well, that’s just the surface of it, so to speak.
If you could see the inside of the pore without the assistance of a microscope, you would find a mixture of oil and dead skin cells, both of which serve to coat the skin and protect it from both bacteria and viruses. Something important to remember when it comes to pores is that they are NOT sweating glands.
There is a common misconception that pores produce sweat, when, in fact, sweat emerges from sweat glands in different locations. Now, this is not to say that they do not affect the pores, as a matter of fact, once sweat dries, it leaves behind salt that can block the pores. With that being said, the first, and most important part of self-maintenance is to constantly keep yourself clean! Failure to take a shower at least twice per week can lead to serious skin problems including sores and rashes. This is perhaps one of the first things that you will learn in our skin care programs, and it is definitely good advice to give to any of your potential clients.
Pores and Age
Age is problematic; as it advances, the skin begins to produce less oil. Ultimately, this leads to dryness, and this, along with environmental damage, causes the skin to wrinkle. Something interesting to note is that larger pores produce more oil, and later on, that tends to offset the effects of aging. This, in a way, leads to the belief that the greatest beauty fades the fastest, because in youth, smaller pores tend to be more preferred, and smaller pores do nothing to help offset the aging process. This is something that you must remember as a skin care specialist and something that you can pass along to your clients.
Pore Cleaning Tips
As a skin care professional, there are certain tips that you can convey to your clients to ensure that they have a proper care regiment that they follow through with every single day.
There are many elements that can affect the skin, but the sun is perhaps one of the most potent. Both sun and aging thicken the outer layer of skin, and this causes skin pores to appear larger than they are. It is best for you, and your clients, to wear clothes that offer coverage, or sunscreen that provides SPF protection of 30 or greater.
Take Care of Skin Oil
Oily skin does make the pores look larger, and that means washing the face regularly. Instead of simply using water, you, or your clients, could start using store bought solutions, such as facial cleansers. Some of the best solutions contain salicylic acid and will help to dry out the skin.
Clear up Debris
There is certain debris, such as dead skin cells, which can gather around the pore edge, and it will make them look bigger. By keeping the skin clear, you can ensure that you won’t have to deal with those larger looking pores.
By exfoliating, you remove dead layers of skin and make it look much better. You can choose a chemical peel, a laser resurfacing, or some of the more intensive procedures.
These are just a few of the things that you are going to learn, and this manner of education will help you to take your first steps into the professional world. Contact us today to find out more about the skin care school cost and how you can get enrolled.