Monday, July 27, 2009

Beauty Myth of the Day

Scandle Candle's
beauty myth countdown

Myth #4:

Skin pores open and close.


Pores are openings in the skin that allow sebum oils to reach the surface. When pores enlarge, this can be due to dead skin cells, genetics or scaring from squeezing acne. Pores do not open and close on a regular basis and beauty products cannot shrink your pores.

A beauty regime that helps oils and cells to reach the surface can aid pores extraction of oils.



  1. Thanks for the continued series on Beauty Myths. This is one I didn't realize. I did not know that they opening of pores didn't happen on a regular basis and your note about "squeezing acne" was another. That gives me some ammunition.

    Thanks again.

  2. Try using toothpaste on inflamed areas before going to bed...a natural acne zapper!;-)