What kind of effect do pore strips have on our skin?
Most of us non-dermatologists would assume that pore strips technology is pretty simple: you stick it on, you pull them off, and your blackheads are safely removed. This isn’t the case, though. In fact, the strips can damage your skin more than you realize. The residue left on the strip after you’re done using it may look promising but it’s actually misleading.
Do they really eliminate blackheads?
After removing a strip, your skin looks clean and smooth, but that’s all just part of the deception. So are the little black dots you see on the sticker before you throw it away. The dots are just the top of the blackheads, which means that’s the only part of it that leaves your skin and the root stays inside the pore and ends up growing back at some point. Add that to the healthy skin that gets damaged during the use of the strip and you might want to think twice before you use it.
How do pore strips affect our skin’s natural oils?
Our skin produces a certain amount of essential oils that isolates the skin from any harmful bacteria and keeps it naturally moisturized. Once you rip off healthy skin cells with a pore strip or two, you remove the essential oils, which leaves your skin unprotected and exposed to infection.
Any pre-existing skin condition? Don’t use a strip
Sure, the immediate effect of a pore strip can make your skin look silky smooth, but if you suffer from some kind of skin condition, the strip is likely to exacerbate it. Sensitive skin finds the strip to be aggressive, and dry skin finds it irritating.