Sign No. 6: She Talks About Opening and Closing Your Pores If I believed every beauty magazine I read, I'd picture my pores as jacked up little cells, constantly doing reps of opening and closing. This, however, is not true. Pores don't work out. They don't open and close with heat and cold. It is easier to do extractions on pores when they're heated, but the instructor says that's because the sebum, dirt and oil inside is softer and comes out more easily. And once a pore is stretched out, it's not going to close back up. Meaning, if you've got a previously mentioned solar comedone-like situation going on, those hollows are going to fill back up with crap more easily than ever once extracted.
If you do have blackheads extracted that are leaving crater-like holes in your face, a good aesthetician will put you on an exfoliation routine -- it's the only way to prevent your pores from filling back up with the crud she just took out.
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