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Sagging pores that started to bother me. How to tighten pores?

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How do you perceive pore care? If there is no clogging of the keratin plug and the sebum can be properly removed, the sebum will be moisturized throughout the skin. This sebum also needs the ability to be secreted by itself. Sufficient moisturization strengthens the barrier function of the stratum corneum, which is of utmost importance for skin health. The first condition for healthy skin is healthy pores. This time, I would like to introduce the care of such pores.

■ Why do pores open?

Maybe it’s a pore problem?

It is said that there are about 200,000 pores on the face alone. In addition, there are pores on the face such as “vellus hair follicles” that grow hair and “terminal hair follicles” that grow hair, but the pores that bother us are “sebum-like hair follicles” that produce a large amount of sebum. “is.
It can be said that the pores of “vellus hair follicles” and “terminal hair follicles” are difficult to clog because old keratin becomes fluffy along with the hair. However, “sebaceous hair follicles” have short hair that does not grow very much, and because the sebaceous glands are well developed, the pores are easily clogged. As a result, these sebum pores tend to collect dirt and become noticeable.
When the pores are clogged, sebum does not come out and the sebum film cannot be formed well, causing symptoms such as “oily skin but dry and taut” and “no firmness on the skin”.

Are sagging pores a sign of aging?

Perhaps the biggest concern for the aging care generation is sagging pores. When the pores sag, they change from round pores to elongated pores. Especially if the pores on the cheeks next to the nose continue to be oval, it is time to pay attention to the loose pores. This should be considered as aging of the entire skin, including the pores, rather than the pores.

■ What is the cause of sagging pores?

Originally, the pores are pressed tightly by the elastic dermis layer and tightened small, which is the ideal state where you can not see the spots of the pores. However, the elasticity of the dermis layer decreases with age, the pores loosen, and the doorways open wide. These loose pores are pulled further downward by lowering muscles and subcutaneous fat. This is the sagging pores.

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By the time you reach your mid-thirties, collagen and elastin, which produce elasticity, decrease and their quality deteriorates due to aging and UV damage that you have been exposed to. In addition, the function of mother cells that produce new collagen and elastin will also weaken. At the same time, the muscles weaken deep inside the skin, the subcutaneous fat decreases, and the face itself begins to sag.
Another major effect on sagging pores is skin moisturization. If the surface of the skin is moisturized, it will look smooth and the pores will be well camouflaged. On the other hand, if it is dry, wrinkles will be noticeable and the pores will appear to widen.

■ What should I do to tighten loose pores?

Focus on anti-aging care and include vitamin C, which helps collagen to be made, retinol, which normalizes turnover, glycolic acid, and human growth factors, which activate cell division.

Also, don’t forget to remove dead skin cells so that these cosmetics can easily penetrate. For example, when you take a bath, gently rub the area of ​​concern with your fingers while soothing your skin with steam. In about 30 seconds, it will come out like a rub. Old keratin tends to accumulate on the nose, forehead, chin, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. Be sure to hold the skin with one finger and do not move it too much.

About Vitamin C

Vitamin C does not directly beautify the skin and does not have the effect of clearing the sebaceous glands, so supplements cannot be expected so much. The best effect of Vitamin C is that it works on collagen itself to create new collagen, which is also effective for acne scars. If possible, choose high-quality cosmetics with a concentration of 7% or higher. There are various types, such as a type that brings a fluffy volume to the skin, a type that smoothes the texture and brightens the skin, and a type that penetrates deeply into the stratum corneum and adds a sense of transparency.
It is also effective to introduce vitamin C ions about once a week using a facial device such as an iontophoresis machine.
It is also very important to prevent sagging pores. Peeling increases collagen in the dermis, suppresses loosening of pores, and restores elasticity of the dermis. After peeling, we also recommend “acid cosmetics” made from three types of acids: AHA (glycolic acid / natural lactic acid), BHA (salicylic acid), and retinol.


Pore ​​trouble can be said to be the top problem for women’s skin. Of course, the pores themselves are of course of concern, but it is necessary to re-understand that beautifying the pores makes the entire skin beautiful.
Pore ​​may be noticeable due to lifestyle habits. Irregular life and smoking cessation can lead to hormonal imbalances and accelerated pore opening. Sunburn causes the skin to lose its firmness and elasticity, resulting in sagging pores. Let’s take care from the inside of the body, not just skin care!

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