Myth #2: Skin pores open and close- When looking in the mirror you may notice lots of black pores, especially on the tip of your nose. Scores of cosmetics and treatments have been devised to reduce the appearance of these pores, many claiming they close the pores. Others claim that steam or hot water opens the pores. The pores are always open , which is necessary to allow us to sweat. The skin oil, or sebum, also comes out of the pores. The pores appear closed or full when the oils get backed up, clogging the opening. Warm water or steam helps melt these oils, cleaning out the pores. The pores, however, have no muscles and do not open or close.
Bare Skin Care Cranberry Fresh toneris a wonderful solution for oily and acne-prone skin ! It contains glycolic acid polymer and salicylic acid in order to exfoliate and refine pores of congested skin. The ingredients soften the top layer of the epidermis, and the “cellular cement” that holds the corneum cells together will be resolved. It leaves the skin tight and smooth after use. The cranberry extract and witch hazel have natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic benefits. Normal and mature skin may also enjoy this toner as a stimulating and clarifying alternative to the regular Bare Skin toner. Based on the skin’s needs, it can be used as a spot-treatment, or on the entire face.
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First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.