FROM PRO TO FAUX: POREXIA SOLUTIONS
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Are you obsessed with the size of your pores?
You are not alone. Far from it.
A survey of nearly 2,000 women by Lâ€™Oreal Paris found that 45% of women would change the size of their pores if they could, and almost a third say they’re more worried about pore size than wrinkles.
Itâ€™s called Porexia and if these numbers are right, itâ€™s something of an epidemic.
â€œPorexia is the term for an unusual concern over pore size,â€ explains Christopher W Robb, MD, PhD a Nashville, Tenn-dermatologist.â€œPore enlargement is not a disease, itâ€™s a cosmetic concern.â€ Pores tend to appear bigger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and bacteria.