We all yearn for a soft, smooth and radiant facial skin. Large pores on the face can spoil the party for us. They tend to add ages in our look. Caused by genetic factors, the aging process, or an over exposure to the sun, large skin pores are a common facial skin care problem faced my many of us. Mentioned below are few tips that will enable you to deal with this problem.
1. 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.
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.
3. Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub
Take 2 tablespoon of sugar; add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients and gently rub on your face for 20 to 30 seconds. Clean it with cool water. For better results, use this remedy once in a week.
4. Egg White Peel Mask
Egg white contains amino acids and other enzymes that rejuvenates the skin and unclog the pores. Apply it all over your face and cover up with a tissue paper. When the mask completely dries, peel off the paper. This is a very effectual peel off mask for minimizing open pores. It cleanses the skin deeply and removes all the impurities and dirt.
The skin restorative properties of almonds minimize open pores, which make your skin smooth and clear. Take 5-6 almonds and crush them. Then, add a few drops of lemon juice. Grind this mixture to form a paste. Apply it and leave for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.
- Prepare a scrub by combining grounded almonds powder and orange peel powder. Apply it on your face rubbing in a circular motion. It’s the best cure for opened skin pores.
- Mash a banana. Add two teaspoons of sweet almond oil to it. Apply it. Rinse off after 20 minutes.
6. Fuller’s Earth
Take two tablespoons of fuller’s earth and mix it with one tablespoon of honey and milk. Combine all these ingredients properly. Apply it all over your face. Wash off after 15-20 minutes with cold water. This will nourish your skin, and lessen the open pores.
Steaming is one of the best ways to unclog the open pores. Before you begin this process, wash your face with a mild cleanser. Afterwards, splash some cold water, instantly, in order to close them.
8. Rose Water- Cucumber Juice
Mix a few drops of rose water in cucumber juice and dab it on your face, and rinse after 15-20 minutes. This will lessen your open pores. Moreover, silica in cucumber improves the skin texture and gives you a fair complexion.
Take one tablespoon each of sandalwood and turmeric powder and add a few drops of almond oil to it. Make a paste of all three ingredients and apply gently over your face and around the neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash your face with cold water. It will revitalize your skin and minimize the occurrence of open pores to a great extent.
10. 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.
11. Oatmeal Mask
Tomato is a natural astringent that shrinks the size of pores and removes extra oil from the skin. On the other hand, oatmeal is an excellent exfoliator that cleanses, moisturizes and soothes the skin and sloughs off the excess oil as well. Make a face pack by combining these two, apply it and wash after 30 minutes.
- Cleanse your face 2 times a day.
- If your skin is oily, apply astringent after cleansing.
- Instead of warm water, use cold water to wash your face.
- Never go to bed with makeup on your face, as it prevents your skin from breathing, which leads to open pores.
- Do not consume fried and greasy food because it stimulates the sebaceous glands to secrete excessive oil.