Large pores can be quite upsetting. They make your skin look imperfect, dull and unsmooth. Though, pore size is genetic, it is possible to reduce their appearance. They may vary depending on the type of skin you have. Aging, sun damage, improper hygiene, use of bad/low quality products and cosmetics can make your pores bigger in size. As your skin ages, it loses collagen that helps it to stay elastic, making support to oil glands difficult, thereby increasing your pore size.
The following home remedies will help you fight the problem of enlarged pores and gain a smooth skin tone. They will minimize/reduce/close the large pores and battle blemishes.
1. Almond Scrub
Without proper cleansing, it is not possible to remove the oil, blocked in your open pores. For this, your skin needs exfoliation for the removal of dead skin cells. This can be done through a good scrub. Make a homemade scrub using crushed almonds and grounded orange peel. It is a great way to cleanse your skin and remove dead cells. Rub it on your face, neck and nose, to reduce the big and open skin pores.
2. Lemon Juice
Lime juice contains enzymes that firm and tighten facial skin and brighten your skin tone. The acidic nature of lemons shrinks the size of pores. A homemade recipe you can try in this regard is-
Take lemon juice (1 tablespoon), rose water (1 cup) and cucumber juice (1/2 cup). Mix all the ingredients together and apply all over your enlarged pores. You will see a visible difference after a few applications.
3. Papaya Pulp
Apply mashed papaya on your face for shrinking and closing big pores. It purifies and exfoliates your skin, and removes impurities, such as excessive oil, clogged pores, blackheads, etc.
Honey tones up large pores and reduces excess oil. Combine honey with some lime juice and a bit of sugar to fight your face blemishes. Massage it all over your face, leave it for 10-12 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
You can also combine honey with milk powder and apply it as a face mask. It helps to close the open pores and diminishes the size of enlarged pores.
5. Egg White and Lemon
Another amazing way to get rid of open pores is to make a face mask using the egg white and a few drops of lemon. Mix these two constituents together, and apply evenly all over your face. As the egg white dries, it pulls out debris from your skin and lightens your skin.
6. Calamine and Sandalwood Powder
Calamine powder (1 teaspoon) and sandalwood powder (1 teaspoon) should be mixed together with some drops of lime juice to create a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the large pores existing on your cheeks, nose or forehead. The sebum production of your skin is reduced with the help of these ingredients, which facilitates tightening of your pores.
7. Oatmeal Mask
Oatmeal (when used as a face mask) is an effective and natural way to fight the problem of huge pores. Since oatmeal is known to be hypoallergenic, it does not clog pores. Make a mask containing oatmeal, honey, apple cider vinegar to minimize pores, tighten skin and enhance your skin complexion.
Yogurt is useful to tighten your skin pores and in battling long drawn blemishes on your face. Plain fresh yogurt can be applied on your face, before entering shower. The lactic acid in yogurt eliminates dead skin cells, reduces pore size, and removes dirt and excess oil from the open pores.
9. Butter and Salt
Large pores can be closed by applying butter and salt on your face. You can make a toner at home by mixing salt and butter together. Apply it on your face and see how pores reduce naturally.
10. Almond Mask
Prepare an almond mask by soaking a few almonds in water and keep them overnight. Next morning, mash them to create a paste and add a teaspoon of lime juice to it. Take a brush and with the help of it, apply the mask on your face. Keep it there for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Application of this mask will result in smooth textured skin and reduction of large pores.
11. Tomato Lotion
Because tomatoes contain astringent qualities, they close pores, tighten the skin, remove excessive oil, etc. Make a tomato lotion. This can be done by mixing fresh tomato juice (1 tablespoon) and fresh lemon juice (2-4 drops) together. Apply all over your enlarged pores and see impressive results.
12. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes shrink giant pores on your forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, etc. It is probably the easiest remedy as all that you need to do is, apply the ice cube on your large pores. It works as an instant fix. Wrap your ice cube in a handkerchief and gently press it all over your face. Ice keeps your face oil free and minimizes pores.
13. Baking Soda
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of warm water, and make it into a paste. Apply the paste on your pores in a circular motion for 30 seconds, approximately. Rinse off with cold water.
Besides the above listed remedies, it is very important to drink lots of water and eat green vegetables. They benefit greatly in minimizing the intensity of open pores and tightening your skin. Staying healthy reflects through your beautiful skin.