10 Remedies to reduce Large Skin Pores
Pores are essential to the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated by providing natural oils to it. They also eliminate toxins from the body.
Large skin pores are caused when the skin is clogged or dilated and they are quite disturbing, and there are so many reasons for it, genetics, aging, stress, sleeping with makeup, using substandard skin products and hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.
It can lead to Blemishes and breakouts when left untreated. So in order to maintain a flawless and healthy skin there should be a balance between cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
There are a lot of fruits , herbs and vegetables which can help in tightening large pores. Here are 10 home remedies to shrink large pores.
1. Egg white
2 tablespoons oatmeal
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg white
Take the egg white and mix it with the oatmeal and lemon juice. Make a paste and apply it on your face.
Leave for 30 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Apply twice a week.
2. Ice cubes.
Use ice cubes on your face. Just get a block of ice and rub it round your face for 10 – 15 seconds. You can also wash your face with ice cold water. This constricts the blood vessel and decreases the pore sizes.
For a better experience, you can put lemon or tomato juice into the ice packs and chill. You can get a better result.
Papaya (pawpaw) is very effective in purifying and unclogging skin pores. It also removes blemishes from the skin.
Just get a few slices of ripe papaya, mash it and apply on the face.
Leave it for 20 and rinse off with water. You can do this every day.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda is effective because it has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties that reduces acnes. It exfoliates and also helps to remove dead skin cells, grime and impurities from the skin. It maintains the skin’s pH balance and regulates the acid content.
Just mix two tablespoons of Baking Soda with Lukewarm water. Make a fine paste. Apply it on the face and massage in circular motions.
Leave for five minutes and wash off with warm water.
5. Raw milk.
It does not just refresh and hydrate the face, It also closes up those enlarged skin pores.
First of all, clean the face. Use cotton wool and apply raw milk all over the face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash of with fresh and cool water.
6. Butter and Salt.
This mask covers up the open skin pores and effectively reduces their size.
Just mix butter and salt together and make a paste. Apply it on the face and leave for 15 minutes. Afterwards wash off with cold water.
Honey is incredible for the skin, as it has healing, anti bacterial and medicinal properties. It contains Potassium which kills the bacteria that clogs the pores.
Yogurt which contains lactic acid which helps to cleanse the pores and exfoliates the skin.
Make a combination of Honey and yogurt, apply it on the face. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse it with water.
This is quite easy to use. Just get a banana peel and rub it around the face. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off.
Banana peels contain Lutein and Potassium, which heals, rejuvenates and smoothens out the skin
This mask does not just shrink large skin pores, it also leaves the skin younger looking and glowing. It also soothes and nourishes the skin leaving it refreshed.
Cut and blend the cucumber slices. Add few drops of Lemon juice. Apply on the face and leave for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water.
You can put the cucumber slices in the freezer for some minutes to get the best result.
It can be applied two or three times in a week.
10. Sugar scrub.
Sugar scrubs effectively remove dirt and grime from the face and therefore has a great capacity to tighten skin pores. There are different recipes for the sugar scrub method
- Mix sugar, Honey and freshly squeezed lemon together . rub this scrub on the skin. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
- Cut out a lemon wedge, put some sugar over it. Apply it over the face. Leave for 10 minutes and wash off with cool water. Use for at least two weeks