Pores are tiny openings on the surface of your skin. Inside these opening are oil-producing sebaceous glands that allow dead cells to reach your skin’s surface. People who have normal, dry skin have small pores that can’t be seen by the naked eye. People who have oily skin however, are prone to large, open pores. The presence of these pores on your face can make you look ten times your actual age. You know that people are looking at it even if they try so hard not to. These large pores also make your skin vulnerable to acne, blackheads, and more serious skin conditions. There are plenty of bottles, tubes, and creams of quality skin care products to treat large pores but most of them are expensive.
There are natural skin care treatments that can help shrink those large open pores. We listed them below:
Almond contains natural properties that can help restore the skin.
To make the mask, put one third cup of almonds in the blender. Pour in water and wait until the mixture turns into a dough. Gently apply the mask on your face using upward strokes to keep the skin from sagging. Use warm water to remove the mask after thirty minutes. Apply the almond mask two times each week for best results.
Clay masks remove grease and dirt from your pores. It can also reduce the size of the large pores and make it slightly invisible.
For best results, prepare the clay mask at least one week before using it. Also take note that you can only use the clay mask once every seven days.
Yogurt, Lemon, Honey, and Apple Mask
This mask contains the good stuff so don’t be tempted to eat it. It’s best to use this mask at night, before going to sleep.
To make the mask, mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and small slices of apple. Add the yogurt and mix the ingredients until it becomes a mask. Apply the mask on your face using upward strokes and leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Remove the mask with lukewarm water and then pat your face with a soft towel to dry.
Lemon contains properties that can help shrink large pores. To make the mask, mix lemon juice and water in a bowl. Apply the mask on your face using a clean cotton ball and then remove the mask with cold water after thirty minutes.
Milk, Apple, Cucumber, and Egg Mask
Slice an apple and one cucumber. Put them in a blender. Then, add egg and some powdered milk. Continue blending until it becomes a mask. Using your fingers, apply the mask on your face using upward strokes. Use warm water to remove the mask after fifteen minutes.
Sometimes when we regularly use skin care products, our skin adapts to the chemical content which decreases the effectivity of the product. This can be changed by adding natural ingredients such as lemon. It contains natural enzymes that can help firm up the skin and tighten the pores. Add a few lemon drops to your skin care cream and notice the changes on your skin. Leave the cream for fifteen to twenty minutes and then remove it with warm water.
Whey or Milk Serum
Whey or milk serum is known for its skin cleansing properties but not a lot of people know that it can naturally reduce the size of open pores. It’s highly recommended that you use whey or milk serum at night before sleeping. Apply the serum on your face and leave it there for twenty minutes. Use cold water to rinse your face after.
Papaya mask contains high levels of vitamin A which can help reduce the size of large, open pores. Raw papaya can also scrub away dirt and other impurities which often cause large pores and pimples. Wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser and water. Pat your skin dry and then apply fresh peeled papaya. Rinse with warm water after fifteen minutes.
Mayonnaise can help shrink those large pores and tighten your skin! In a bowl, mix an egg, one tablespoon of mayonnaise, and some vinegar. Keep blend in go until you get a homogenous mixture. You also have the option to directly apply one tablespoon of plain mayonnaise on the problem area. Rinse your face with warm water after twenty minutes. If you have oily skin, avoid using the mayonnaise mask.
Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment that’s best suited for older people since it shrinks the large pores while removing fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment removes dry and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin by spraying microcrystals.
You can exfoliate by gently scrubbing away those dead cells from the surface of your skin. It can also clean and soften your skin, as it reduces the size of those large, open pores.