Pores

How to Minimize the Appearance of Large Pores at Home

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There are numerous microscopic holes on the facial skin that help it to breathe; these are called pores. When these pores expand and enlarge, they become visible to the naked eye of the onlooker. There are several factors that result in the expansion of the pores; the underlying root cause of expansion is an increase in the amount of natural oil production of the skin. This natural oil is called sebum. Large open pores on nose and face make the skin look pale and dull. Blockages of this pore due to dirt or inner layer deposits can lead to further issues like pimples, acne, and blackheads.

Homemade Remedies to Tighten Open Pores:

Below given are some of the simple methods which require less than 20 minutes to reduce open pores and help in tightening of the pores.

Baking Soda Mix:

Baking soda is well renowned as an effective home remedy for mild acidity because if it’s a balanced pH. When this baking soda is mixed with water and applied on the skin, it balances the pH of the skin pores making them less acidic (which results to open pores) and soothes the open pores. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This treatment tightens and cleanses the pores.

For this mask you shall need:

1 tablespoon of baking soda (recommend a maximum dosage of 1 ½ teaspoon at a time)
Warm water to make a paste (Warm water shall activate the soda better)

How to Use it:

  • Mix the ingredients and form a smooth paste.
  • Massage the paste on the skin and then leave it on for 25-30 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean towel.
  • Repeat this process twice for best results
  • Steaming your pace after the procedure will enhance the results

Use Egg White to Shrink Open Pores:

Egg whites are very rich in protein and albumin which have skin toning capabilities. Applying egg white mask leads to shrink ages of pores and reduces the secretion of too much sebum. Our skin absorbs the albumin and protein from the egg white and removes excessive dirt or sebum and makes the skin look clean and firm. Applying it on the nose is very effective in reducing open pores on the nose.

For this mask, all you need is:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together and ensure no lumps are there in the mixture. Rest the mixture for a minute.

How to use it:

  • Apply the mask on the face and affected areas.
  • Leave it to dry for 30 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean towel.
  • Do this at least twice a week
  • Within 15 days you can see a visible difference in open pores.

Cucumber Mask for Reducing Skin Pores:

Cucumber is a natural hydrant. Due to the high-water content cucumber soothes and hydrates the skin pores. The antioxidants in cucumber tighten the open pores on the face. Tip – use refrigerated cucumber for best results

For this mask you shall need:

  • 5-6 medium-sized cucumber pieces.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

How to use it:

  • Blend the cucumber and lemon juice into a smooth paste
  • Apply this paste on the pores and leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash face with lukewarm water. Pat dry using a clean towel
  • Do this at least 2 times a week, and you will find the pores reducing in just 15 days.

Tomato and Honey for Open Pores:

Tomato contains 95% water which is beneficial to hydrate one’s skin. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene which is an enzyme that acts as an antioxidant. The mixture of tomato pulp with honey is one of the best ways to hydrate one’s skin naturally. This tightens the skin, reduces open pores, removes dirt and is very effective in pimples.

For this mask you shall need:

  • 1 small ripe tomato
  • 2-3 teaspoons of honey

How to use it:

  • Squeeze the pulp out of the tomato and mash it well
  • Add 2-3 teaspoons of honey and mix it well in the tomato pulp. Set this aside for 5 minutes in the refrigerator to activate the enzymes
  • In small quantities start massaging this mixture on the face and affected areas. Repeat until the mixture is used up.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water. Pat dry using a clean towel.
  • Do this on alternate days for a week and witness remarkable changes in a month.

Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) Mask for Treating Open Pores:

For centuries Multani Mitti has been used as a go-to remedy for most of the skin problems. Multani mitti has a unique ability to absorb oil and dirt from surfaces. It is very effective in treating open pores, pimples, and acne. It cleans your skin and removes dead cells from the surface along with excess dirt and oil making your skin look fresh and glowing.

For this mask you shall need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Multani mitti
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water or milk

How to use it:

  • Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients well making a smooth paste.
  • Apply all over the face and affected areas. Leave it to dry for 25-30 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean towel
  • Repeat twice a week for best results.
  • Please make sure to moisturize one’s face after the procedure.

Papaya Mask for Reducing Skin Pores:

Papaya is a super fruit for the skin. It has antioxidants and papain (enzyme) which is very effective in reducing blemishes and cleaning clogged pores. The antioxidants help the skin to breathe and reduce open pores, and the enzyme is absorbed by the skin to tighten the skin.

For this mask you need:

5-6 medium-size ripe papaya pieces mashed into a smooth paste.

How to Use It:

  • Apply this mashed papaya mixture on the face and affected parts.
  • Leave it on for 20-25 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean towel.
  • Repeat thrice a week for best results.
  • Notice the difference in a week’s time.

Open pores can become very tough to deal with. People with large open pores suffer from a variety of issues like low self-esteem to the extent of feeling depressed. The quick, easy, and effective remedies to treat open pores discussed above shall ensure that you get rid of open pores and prevent pimples, acne, blackheads, etc. Timely usage and a well-balanced lifestyle can lead you through life with beautiful and glowing skin.

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