Natural Recipes for Large Pores


If there’s one thing (aside from the excess oil) that people with oily skin hate, it’s visible and large pores. The pores are so big, it draws attention, and they are often called mean names such as “pot holes”, “moon craters”, or “connect the dots” because of it. Large pores don’t just affect them physically, but emotionally as well. Of course people say that it’s not about looks, but the sad thing is that not many people get that, so they end up getting hurt because they tend to think that they’re ugly because they have large, visible pores on their face.

Large, visible pores are a common problem among people with oily skin because the oil glands produce too much oil. When the excess oil combines with dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells, it clogs the pores and since this makes it difficult for oil to flow properly, the pores are enlarged. While these pores widen to allow the excess oil to flow out, oil can still remain trapped because the dead skin cells are blocking the entry.  This then leads to the formation of acne, whiteheads, and blackheads.

Cosmetic companies created over-the-counter products to address this problem. They designed bottles and creams to tighten the skin, reduce the size of the pores, remove excess dirt and oil, but the problem with these products is that they contain chemicals that might end up doing more harm than good to the skin. Dermatologists came up with services to help shrink the pores, but it’s a service that not everyone cannot afford because they cost an arm and a leg. Ouch.

Good thing nature has been so kind and decided to provide us with inexpensive and chemical-free pore treatments. The ingredients are organic, easy to find (they’re either in your garden or in your kitchen), and the best part is, they have no side effects.

Check out these natural recipes for large pores:

Rosewater, Lemon, and Cucumber

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Rosewater

Here’s how:

  • Get one cucumber and peel off the skin.
  • Use a mortar and pestle to crush the cucumber flesh.
  • Add some drops of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon of rosewater to the cucumber.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Soak a clean washcloth in the mixture.
  • Put the cloth over your face and leave it there for a couple of minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Lime and Almond Juice

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Water
  • Lime
  • Almonds

Here’s how:

  • Pour water in a small container.
  • Soak a couple of almonds in the water for 24 hours.
  • The next day, mash the almonds until it forms a paste.
  • Add one teaspoon of fresh lime juice to the paste.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and leave it there for thirty minutes.
  • Wash of the mixture with cold water.

Baking Soda and Water

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water

Here’s how:

  • In a clean bowl, mix two tablespoons of water and two tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Once the mixture has a paste-like consistency, massage it on your face using circular or upward strokes.
  • Leave the paste on your face for fifteen minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Lemon and Pineapple Juice

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Fresh pineapple juice
  • Fresh lemon juice

Here’s how:

  • Slice the lemon.
  • Get one half and squeeze it to extract the juice.
  • Add one cup of fresh pineapple juice and mix thoroughly.
  • Get a clean washcloth and soak it in the lemon-pineapple mixture.
  • Put the washcloth over your face and leave it there for five minutes so the skin can absorb the nutrients.
  • Rinse with cold water.

The enzymes found in fresh pineapples are effective in skin tightening and in removing deep-seated dirt. Its astringent effect is increased when mixed with fresh lemon juice.

 Fresh Lemon Juice and Egg White

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Eggs
  • Fresh lemon juice

Here’s how:

  • Separate the egg yolk from the egg white.
  • Add a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice to the egg whites. Mix thoroughly.
  • Massage the mask on your face using circular or upward strokes to keep the skin from sagging.
  • Leave the mask on your face for five to ten minutes so your skin can absorb the nutrients.
  • Rinse with cold water.

This mask will slough off the dead skin cells on your epidermis, remove excess oil, and tighten your pores.

These recipes have been passed on from one generation to another. They are also proven effective by those who tried to use them as treatment for their large pores. Since these recipes don’t contain chemicals, it will take a while before you can see the results that’s why you need to be patient.  The results will be visible after a few months or weeks, depending on how your body will respond to the ingredients.

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