Do Pore Strips Really Work Or Do They Harm Your Skin?
Updated At 27 Nov 17
If you are tired of blackheads and want to try pore strips then you need to know first how pore strips work before you actually try them.
What is a pore strip?
Pore strips are designed to open clogged pores and remove blackheads. The pore strip consists of a polymer that attaches to the oil plugs in your pores. It is applied on your skin and then pulled off after 15 minutes.
Do pore strips really work?
The pore strips remove substances called keratotic plugs, which is made up of dead skin cells, dirt and oil.
After using a pore strip, your skin feels soft and smooth, that is because it only works at the surface level and cannot go deep into your skin to remove blackheads.
Further, it cannot prevent the keratotic plugs from appearing again, hence it is only going to keep your skin smooth and clean for a limited period of time.
Pore Strips might help but only temporarily in treating blackheads. They do not prevent blakheads.
Do pore strips harm your skin?
Pore strips have an adhesive side, pulling it out each time can break your skin’s capillaries and leave the area thinner. Pores trips also contain chemicals which can irritate your skin.
While pore strips do not remove any blackheads, it does remove the debris on the surface.
But, along with the debris, it also removes the natural oils, which will leave that area dry and sensitive.
In addition to all this, it is highly harmful for people with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
People with sensitive and acne prone skin shouldn’t use pore strips, as the ingredients will only irritate your skin and lead to other skin issues.
To conclude, these damages are not high in intensity, but they are not worth it as pore strips do not prevent blackheads and offer only a temporary solution to the blackheads problem.