Pores are small openings on the skin which allow it to breathe. They are almost impossible to be seen with the naked eye, but may grow in size as we get older. Enlarged pores look really unpleasant and can ruin your appearance, which is why everyone wants to resolve the problem as soon as they can. Instead of using commercial products and treatments, try using these natural remedies against enlarged pores:
1. Aloe vera
Apply some fresh Aloe vera gel on your face and leave it to work overnight, then rinse your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This will keep your skin hydrated and also close the pores, while removing excess oil and dirt from the skin a well.
Apple cider vinegar – a powerful skin toner
Mix a tablespoon of ACV with 5 tablespoons of water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle and use it as a natural toner. Just spray it on your face and leave it to dry, then apply your favorite moisturizer in the end. This will reduce the enlarged pores and regulate your skin’s pH level, while fighting infections at the same time.
2. Egg white mask
Here’s a nice egg white mask that will tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of the enlarged pores:
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Mix the ingredients well until you get a homogenous mixture, then apply it on your face and leave it to work for half an hour. Rinse with cold water in the end and repeat the process daily for best results.
3. Baking soda
Prepare a paste of equal amounts of baking soda and water and apply it on your face, then massage it in for a minute before rinsing with water. Repeat the process every 3-4 days – using it every day can have negative consequences as the baking soda might dry out your skin. The same method works great against acne as well.
Honey is great for skin because of its antibacterial, medicinal and healing properties. It is rich in potassium that kills the bacteria responsible for clogging the pores.
- Make a combo of honey and yogurt and apply it on your pores.
- After a few minutes, rinse it off.
5. Ice Treatment
As the ice is cool, it helps the skin to stay cool and minimize the pores. It also prevents the skin from other environmental effects. You may rub an ice cube daily before sleeping.
Oatmeal is great for removing excess oil and dead skin cells and exfoliating the skin. It also soothes the skin and can also be used by people with sensitive skin.
- Mix 2 tbsp of milk powder, 5 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of oatmeal.
- Slather the mixture on your face and massage your face in circular motions.
- Leave it for 15 till it dries completely.
- Repeat twice a week.