Hi, there! Thank you for coming to my crazy pore blog. I’m Kozue, pore buster from Tokyo.
Who is to blame?
Anyway, do you remember how did your nose pores look like when you were a baby? It must have been clean, fresh, smooth and totally “PORE LESS”.
What made my nose pores like this? I’m going to identify the offender today. WHO IS TO BLAME?
I have learned about pores from doctors, books, web sites, and comments from my readers and from all these, I finally reached my own answer.
But this is just a guess of a nonprofessional and your skin is different from mine. Therefore, this theory may not apply to your pores. Please take it as an example.
Anyway, the root cause is the “overproduction of oil”. I’m sure.
Large pores are not large at the root, even not in the middle. Only the surface opens widely and they are cone-shaped like illustrated below.
This is the good example of cone-shaped pore with plug.
What made the pores cone-shaped?
When the skin around the pores is stimulated by the overproduced sebum, it produces skin cells faster to protect the skin from the stimulus. It is called “Hyperkeratosis”.
But the faster the skin delivers the cells, the worse the quality it will be and therefore it will end up with “parakeratosis” which thickens each of the cells, although the ideal horny layer is made up of “flat” cells.
#”horny” is not what you thinking! But a medical term which means the top layer of the skin.
When the thicker dead cells are piled up, horny layer around the pore will swell up and makes the cone-shaped hole on the top look like a illustration above.
Can we stop the overproduction of oil?
The hyperkeratosis is triggered by the stimulus of excess oil. So, all we have to do is to stop the overproduction of oil.
I’m going to tell you the possible ways to shut off the oil supply. Until then, take care your pores!