A third of woman hates pores more than wrinkles
According to a new study almost half of the women in the United States are obsessed with the size of pore on their face, feel that they are too big and are willing to make sacrifices in order to reduce them. Even 23% of them would give up alcohol for a year, 17% would give up of social networks, and 11% of waxing their legs, according to a study conducted by the cosmetic giant L'Oreal Paris on more than 2000 people. Even 28% of women are more worried by the size of their pores than by wrinkles. The Daily Mail reporst that dermatologists have even coined the term 'pore obsession' for women who are obsessed with the size of their sweat glands. The beginnings of obsession pores begin at an early age, and 21% of women revealed that they have begun to notice them in the age between 15 and 20 years of age. One in ten women is so worried about the size of their pores to avoid recording 'selfies', while 19% of them admit to using a variety of filters for photos to hide flaws.
Almost 13% of them every week at least seven or more times considering the size of their pores. While size is largely determined by genetics, it is also affected by skin grease, dirt and dead cells that accumulate on the face. Sun damage and pimple squeezing may increase them.
Adults have an average of five million pores all over the body, about 20,000 on the face.
- Cosmetic preparations containing vitamin A and retinol visually reduce pores, not actually reducing their size. Prescription drugs such as Accutane succed, but only temporarily - said dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman.
Laser treatments such as Fraxel and Medle, on the other hand, they can be permanently reduced. This is good news for the 14% of women admitted that they were concerned about the size of the pores on their faces when it comes to going out and dating men. Thou research has shown that to men, their size is not as important as what women think. More than 50% of them admitted that they had never noticed the size of pores on the woman's face.