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why pores on body dont get clogged as much as facial pores?

Commented on May 27, 2014
Created May 25, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I know never to out cocoa butter or coconut oil , it a body cream on my face cause I break out easily. However, I can slather them all over my body. What is different about the body that makes it not prone to clogged pores, but the face is? Pores are pores, aren't they?

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on May 27, 2014
at 12:37 PM

but its the ones that harbor thin (almost invisible) hairs that get clogged. So it's more than just the marginal probability.

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on May 26, 2014
at 12:25 PM

Could be, but pores on face are smaller since they harbor smaller hairs. That is why they clog easily.

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on May 26, 2014
at 04:36 AM

Not sure if I'm making this up, but isn't the skin on the face thinner than the rest of the body? Could contribute in some way...not sure how though.

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on May 26, 2014
at 02:44 AM

Sorry. Fat fingered on the phone. Carry on.

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on May 25, 2014
at 04:52 PM

Yeah, it makes sense that your face is a drainage system. Maybe the pores on the body are just naturally way larger? I'm trying to not pick! I've come a long way from being a serious picker. But I'll get a zit on my leg and I have keratosis pilaris, and eventually give in to the siren songs the pus songs in my leg bunps. It's like I know picking is bad, but I can't believe the pus in there. I've gotta make myself believe pus is good! But it looks so bad!

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on May 27, 2014
at 11:42 AM

The sebaceous glands on your scalp, chest face, chest and back are the ones that typically get a bad reputation. Oily hair, skin inflammation, clogged pores and slick skin is clearly something that you'd recognize and be irritated with. Without a doubt a few organs are more dynamic than others and it appears the ones from the midsection up fall into that class.

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:10 PM

Sebaceous glands (oil glands) are not evenly distributed in the skin. They are concentrated on our faces. They don't get clogged more, they're just more there to get clogged. Should they get clogged is another story… (I would say no).

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 27, 2014
at 12:37 PM

but its the ones that harbor thin (almost invisible) hairs that get clogged. So it's more than just the marginal probability.

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on May 26, 2014
at 02:02 AM

I also had another thought: more oil glands in the face, right? (Because of?) more exposure to the environment.

Re: white bumps, I refuse to leave them untouched. They just don't belong sitting there on my face/body--oh, hell no! I think picking has a psychological/stress relief aspect too. It's great that you've improved on this, because it's a tough habit to break.

PS I love how some idiot gave me a -1. Obviously and expert, but can't be bothered to share an opinion. I'm still hoping someone with some real knowledge in this area steps up!

7904c7276d7e48f1be887fabd263bfd9

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on May 26, 2014
at 04:36 AM

Not sure if I'm making this up, but isn't the skin on the face thinner than the rest of the body? Could contribute in some way...not sure how though.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 26, 2014
at 02:44 AM

Sorry. Fat fingered on the phone. Carry on.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 26, 2014
at 12:25 PM

Could be, but pores on face are smaller since they harbor smaller hairs. That is why they clog easily.

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on May 25, 2014
at 04:02 PM

It's a good question, I have wondered this myself. I hope you get some informed answers... I will be tuning in myself to see. Meanwhile, I do have some thoughts on the subject. I know there are different causes for the results of clogged pores (pimples) but this should apply in general to face problems.I've been told that excessive insulin in the system causes pore openings to get smaller, an actual growth around the perimeter of the opening, leading to more easily clogged pores. Why more on the face? I think it has to do with lymph drainage. The stuff the lymph system carries away getting stuck in the pores of the face, which are an end-point of the lympy line? Then add a heavy cream or oil, and it's pore overload. Anyone who knows better, please feel free to correct me.

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on May 25, 2014
at 04:52 PM

Yeah, it makes sense that your face is a drainage system. Maybe the pores on the body are just naturally way larger? I'm trying to not pick! I've come a long way from being a serious picker. But I'll get a zit on my leg and I have keratosis pilaris, and eventually give in to the siren songs the pus songs in my leg bunps. It's like I know picking is bad, but I can't believe the pus in there. I've gotta make myself believe pus is good! But it looks so bad!

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