As the seasons getting hotter. The oil secretion on the face has started to increase. Acne appears on the face more often. Acne is a problem that almost everyone will face. There are many reasons for it, and the most critical reason is that the oil is blocked, and the old waste keratin on the surface is poorly metabolized and thickened, and the pore channels are blocked.

To put it in simple term, it is like the garbage in the house, which is not disposed of often because of laziness. In the end, there are mountains of garbage piles at the door of the house, which not only makes it inconvenient to enter and exit, but also makes the whole environment of the house messy, attracting more bacteria, cockroaches and mice. When every bag of rubbish stinks, your whole house stinks, it's like the skin condition after an acne traffic jam! That's why you can't finish it by just squeezing, and there are still things lining up behind. When you've squeezed all of them, your skin is already scarred, and new acne will appear immediately.

The problem of large pores is a problem for many, many people. After all, it most often appears on the T-shaped part of the face, and it must be the focus. It is difficult to not notice it. Therefore, large pores have always been a problem that everyone is eager to solve.  Almost every day people visit the clinic to inquire about the incurable diseases related to pores.


#Pore function

Do you still remember when you were born? Well I know you don't remember and neither do I XD

Even if you don't remember what you were like when you were born, you should have seen a new baby, right? Except for some fine lanugo, there are no flaws on the face. You haven't seen a baby born with large pores, right? Larger pores are almost always an acquired change. Then do you remember when you left the angelic face and entered the tragic days of the pore people? Almost everyone starts at puberty, the age when your bad sebaceous glands start to secrete.

This is a schematic diagram of the cut surface anatomy of the skin.

The pores are the outlet of the hair, and in addition to the hair follicle mother cells, there are also epidermal cells underneath. Epidermal cells secrete keratin, which accumulates near the pores to form a stratum corneum. There are sebaceous glands next to the hair follicles, which are supported by collagen and elastin, and keratinocytes of the skin near the opening of the pores. In addition to allowing hair to stick out of the head, pores are also the outlet for the secretion of oil and keratin.

You have a hole in your skin, and that hole is a pore. There is something underneath that grows hair, the hair follicle. Next to the hair follicle is the oily sebaceous gland. The epidermal cells in the hair follicle secrete keratin. There needs to be some defense mechanism near the hole, so the oil and keratin secreted are like the roof is sealed with wooden boards and a layer of wax, mainly as a protective mechanism near the hole. Otherwise, your lonely little pores will have no one to protect it from the scorching sun or the cold wind.


If there is too much sebum secretion, or if the metabolism of keratin is not normal, it will happen. Sebum, skin metabolites, keratin, and foreign dirt that clog pores are called "acne". The pores that have not been covered by keratin are called open acne, which can be divided into "blackheads" and "whiteheads". It is understood that "blackheads" are "whiteheads" after oxidation. Conversely, what has been covered by horny acne is closed acne. Inflamed and infected pimples are the legendary "pimples".

Should you clear acne?

Acne and keratin are actually metabolites, which the body will naturally clear under normal conditions. If it accumulates, it can be removed by itself in moderation.

The principle is, use a mild facial cleanser or water to remove excess oil and dirt.

Acids can sometimes be used to exfoliate, but be careful with sensitive skin.

Acne can be removed occasionally, but not too often.