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While ‘Teva’ means ‘Of the Earth” in Hebrew, and has special meaning to us personally, we believe the name is no longer serving our Mission. Thus, we will be gradually transitioning to:
over the next few months. This name more accurately reflects our dedication to living “the Pure Life” and the fact that all our products are based in ancient Ayurvedic Medicine tradition, in 100% organic or pure formats. Let us know what you think!
Making pores magically disappear is a wish many people have when it comes to skin care, but sadly for the most part this is an unrealistic notion. Pore size is largely determined by your genetics. However, there are things you can do to truly diminish the appearance of your facial pores.
What’s up with large pores anyway?
Even though for most of us, these tiny (or not so tiny) holes in our skin are nothing but a cosmetic challenge, pores serve an important function in our skin’s ecology. Each pore is actually a hair follicle that houses sebaceous glands, which in turn provide our skin’s sebum. Without sebum which provides all the nourishment and moisture for our complexion, our skin could literally not survive, due to dryness and inflexibility. Clogged pores, as a results of dead skin cells, and a mixture of oil and environmental grime, are one of the worst contributors to the enlarged appearance of pores. This situation can be fixed!
While the size of our pores is largely determined by genetics, some pores tend to be bigger than others because of the size of the hair follicle and oil gland. Poor hygiene and the resulting dirt, oil and dead skin cells that often build up can also make pores look bigger.
Fair skinned people with drier skin tend to have nearly invisible pores, especially when very young, while darker skin prone to oiliness are often prone to more visible ones. If it appears that your pores are getting larger with age, you’re not imagining things. UV rays (sun exposure), along with loss of collagen which gives the skin it’s firmness both cause skin to thin and stretch, which causes the pores to be more visible. Picking or squeezing blemishes can cause permanent trauma to the pores as well.
Pore Size Fixes:
The most important factor in minimizing the appearance of your facial pores is to keep them as clean and clear as possible. Avoid occlusive or comedogenic (black-head forming) ingredients like petroleum or mineral oil and stick with non-comedogenic makeup and moisturizers. Use a good natural soap-based (versus detergent based) cleanser, morning and evening, and before and after working out, as sweat can actually melt your makeup mixed with skin cells and oils right into your pores, which can stretch them out and make them more visible.
If your skin can tolerate it, a good exfoliation brush or a product that has enzyme action as well as mechanical action such as our PAPAYA & HONEY EXFOLIATION MASK with micronized walnut shells applied regularly can work wonders. For skin that is more sensitive, leave out the scrubbing action and just stick with the fruit enzymes such as our SBR EXFOLIATION MASK for Sensitive, Blemished & Rosacea type skin.
Using a good quality PEPTIDE SERUM with Collagen boosting (ie; firming) action can go a long way towards minimizing the appearance of pores due to stretching and thinning of the skin. Wearing high quality non-comedogenic SUNPROTECTION daily will prevent further UV damage, which in turn keeps your skin taut and smooth!