How to Close Your Pores

How To Close Your Pores?

Pore Closure: A Simple Guide For All Skin Types

The best way to get rid of puffy eyes, redness, acne scars, enlarged pores and other skin problems is with proper skincare products. You need to use them regularly so they work effectively against your problem areas. There are many types of products available in the market which claim to solve various skin concerns. However, there are some products which do not really work well or even cause harm. Some of these products may actually make things worse.

So it’s always better to stick with natural solutions.

You might have heard that certain ingredients used in some beauty products can clog up pores and cause breakouts. These claims usually come from advertisements for overpriced cosmetics made by big companies without any scientific background whatsoever! They are just trying to sell their products and make money off of you. If you want to avoid such dangers, then here is a simple guide for all skin types on how to properly use makeup products to keep your skin looking its best.

Skin Type 1: Normal Skin

Normal skin needs no introduction because it is the most common type of human being. It includes everyone from infants and children right up until the elderly. Some people might experience problems as they age, but for the most part it is a skin type that won’t cause much trouble. You don’t need to use special products for this type of skin since most products will work fine with no negative side effects.

Skin Type 2: Oily Skin

Oily skin is prone to breakouts and acne. It is caused by too much sebum being released into the skin. Most people with oily skin tend to have a darker skin tone, but that isn’t always the case. This skin type will probably require some sort of treatment in order to get it under control. Treatment options include:

1. Cucumber Juice: Cucumbers are 95% water and contain antioxidant nutrients that help soothe the skin.

Cut up a cucumber and squeeze it to get 1 tbsp of juice. Apply it directly to the skin for fast results.

2. Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a type of plant that literally gets juice out of itself when it is injured.

It is antiseptic and great for treating skin irritations. Slap an aloe vera plant until it releases some of its juice, then apply it to the area you need treatment.

3. Yogurt: Yogurt contains probiotics that help maintain proper skin pH.

Apply liberal amounts of plain yogurt to the area with a cotton ball for best results.

4. Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is an astringent that helps remove excess oil from the skin’s surface.

Dab some on a cotton swab and apply it to the area once or twice a day for noticeable improvement.

Skin Type 3: Combination Skin

Combination skin has areas of dryness and areas of oiliness. This can either be a cause for concern or a great thing depending on your perspective. For some, it allows you to skip using a moisturizer since the oily areas tend to act as one instead. For others, it means you have to constantly apply moisturizer in order to prevent flaking. Either way, combination skin isn’t too much of a problem and can be treated easily with the right routine.

Skin Type 4: Dry Skin

Dry skin is probably what most people think of when they hear the word “skin.” This is because it is the least durable and prone to harshness. Areas of dry skin will usually flake, peel, or just look dull. The causes for this type of skin can vary greatly depending on the individual’s situation. For some it is caused by excessive exposure to the sun, for others a medication is to blame, and for some it is due to genetics.

Regardless of the cause, dry skin can almost always be treated.

Treatment options for dry skin include:

1. Goat’s Milk: Goat’s milk contains all the nutrients and vitamins your skin needs to repair itself.

Apply it directly to the dry areas and see results in as little as one day.

2. Olive Oil: Olive oil is an emollient that is great for conditioning the skin.

Apply it deeply to the areas you want to moisturize and leave it on overnight. Wash off in the morning and pat dry.

3. Almond Oil: Another emollient, almond oil helps add a protective barrier to the skin and prevent it from losing moisture.

Apply it all over the dry areas and leave on.

Skin Type 5: Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is exactly what it sounds like; your skin reacts strongly to almost everything. This can be anything from extreme dryness, to breakouts and rashes, even to sudden bouts of acne. It is known as the most delicate skin type, and it requires the utmost care to keep it healthy and under control.

Skin Type 6: Aging Skin

As you get older your skin naturally loses its elasticity. This is why you are more prone to wrinkles as you age. Luckily, there are treatments to counter act this and keep your skin looking younger. The three main types of treatment are:

1. Face lifts: This treatment involves cutting away a portion of your skin and removing wrinkles that way.

It is effective, but it takes away some of your natural skin and leaves a scar in its place.

2. Dermal fillers: These are different types of liquids, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid, that are injected directly into the wrinkles to take them away.

They are much less invasive than face lifts, but they only last for a short period of time (depending on which filler is used).

3. Botox: Injectable botulinum toxin, or Botox, is probably the best way to take away wrinkles.

The injections paralyze the nerves in the area and take away the lines, but they can only be used in certain areas and the paralysis only lasts for a short period of time.

It’s Not All Good:

1. Acne: There are a lot of factors that cause acne, some of the most common being stress, hormones, and genetics.

For a lot of people, it clears up after they leave their teenage years. If you suffer from acne, however, there are a lot of ways to treat it. Consult your doctor for treatment options.

2. Boils: Small, red bumps that form a solid lump under the skin are considered boils.

They are very painful and hard to get rid of. Boils are caused by infection in the area, which can range from bacteria to the human papillomavirus (HPV). If you have a boil, it is recommended that you see a doctor immediately to make sure it isn’t infected.

3. Cold Sores: Most commonly known as herpes, cold sores are painful breakouts that usually occur around the mouth and lips.

It is caused by a virus, which is why none of the over-the-counter creams or ointments will do anything to help. Antiviral medications can be used to shorten the lifespan of the virus and reduce the chance of it coming back every time you get a cold sore.

4. Dandruff: You’ve seen it on your favorite celebrities before.

Little white flakes in their hair that they periodically shake out. This is a form of skin condition known as dandruff, caused by a buildup of dead skin cells on the scalp. It can be caused by stress, certain medications, or dry skin. Although not dangerous, dandruff can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. There are shampoos available over the counter to treat the condition.

5. Eruptions: Eruptions can take many forms, from hives to rashes to acne.

They are almost always caused by an allergic reaction to something: food, insect bite, or even sometimes the weather. Treatment varies, but antihistamines and cortisone creams are effective in most cases. Eruptions that are infected will require a visit to the doctor.

6. Hangnails: They’re awful and annoying, but they will eventually go away on their own.

There are a few home remedies you can try to make them disappear faster such as applying honey or vitamin E oil, or you can cut them off if you can’t take it anymore.

7. Ingrown Hairs: When hair grows naturally, it grows out.

When forcibly removed, it sometimes grows in.

The curly hair has to go somewhere, right?

For men especially, this can be a painful problem. Ingrown hairs usually form around areas with a lot of hair, like the pubic region, armpits, or legs. They can form small boils or become infected with pus-filled bumps (similar to boils). If not treated, they may require medical attention. There are creams available over the counter that can help remove the hair and prevent further growth.

8. Mosquito Bites: It seems like everyone is allergic to mosquito bites, and everyone gets bit by mosquitoes.

If you’re really unlucky, you’ll be both. There are a lot of over-the-counter creams that can help with mosquito bites, but most of them just soothe the pain or stop the itching. If the bite keeps weeping, becomes infected, or begins to swell, you need to see a doctor.

9. Razor Burn: If you’re like most guys, you probably rush through the task of shaving, doing it as quickly as possible to get done with it.

Unfortunately, this is the worst thing you can do, as it causes the hairs to cut at an angle, which in turn causes them to grow in all different directions after they’ve grown back out. This can cause razor burn, an unsightly and uncomfortable condition. The best way to avoid this is to take your time while you’re shaving.

10. Sod’s Law: Sod’s Law, or more formally known as Tsarnaev’s Discrimination Law, states that “Nature does not allow a person to suffer the same problem in the same place on their body for too long.” For example, if you have had a wart on your right hand for five years, you will get one on your left hand within five months. This phenomenon happens with many types of ailments and conditions. The only way to avoid Sod’s Law is to perform the same preventative acts for every problem.

This list is a lot to remember, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You might want to take a picture of it or remember a couple of the main ones for now. When you have time later, you can come back and read the whole list again if you need to.

You remember reading once that certain smells can help trigger memories. Since you’re trying to learn all of these, you may as well try to associate each one with a different smell. Different scents can be triggered by thinking about something related to it, seeing something related to it, or even just closing your eyes and concentrating.

You decide to try the last one.

What five smells do you associate with this list?

(Five smells can be found in Part IV: Smells of the Preface)

Part II: Sight

Examining Your Eye Doctor

You are an optometrist, or eye doctor. Today is your first day on the job, and you’ve been given permission by your supervisor to examine a few patients before he comes into work. You’ve never done this before, but you’ve gone through four years of training, so you’re ready.

Patient files are stored in alphabetical order by first name. You look for ones that begin with ‘A’, and pull out the files for Alice, Ann, and Anthony. The last patient of the day is Barbara, and since you don’t want her to have to wait around too long, you decide to go ahead and read through her file while you wait for nine o’clock to roll around.

You look at Alice’s first. There are two notes written on her file. The first says “Takes small steps when she walks. Feels cramped in narrow hallways.” The second says “Wears eyeglasses only for reading.

Not for distance.”

Ann’s file simply says “smiles a lot.”

Anthony’s file says “Often falls down. Overly clumsy.”

Finally, you examine Barbara’s file. There’s nothing written on it.

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