How to make pores smaller can be as simple as going to your kitchen. These are super simple recipes that incorporate items most of us have in our kitchens already. We are chatting about five natural DYI remedies to shrink your pores. I know I cannot be the only person with this issue. The pores on my nose and right under seem to be my problem areas…drive me batty! Now, most say large pores are due to dirt or oil build-up and most times that’s true; however, that is not the case for me. I keep my face clean and I do not use many products. My pores in those areas have always been large, but they seem to expand with age. If they are misbehaving like this at 30, I hate to see how they act when I’m 50 years old.
Tip: With each remedy, make sure to rinse and pat your face dry. Rubbing the skin to dry it is not recommended. Feel free to use the remedies listed below on any area of the face and some even help with acne:
1. Baking Soda – This is a mild exfoliant and a great cleanser. Mix enough baking soda with warm water to form a paste and apply it to the face. Rub in circular motions. I normally wet my face prior to using the mixture. No particular reason, it just makes me feel better.
2. Ice Cube – You can wrap the ice cube or not. It is a personal preference, but I recommend wrapping the ice cube to prevent any damage to the skin. I prefer to wrap the ice cube in a paper towel and apply it directly to the area. Please do not leave the ice in place longer than one min…30-60 seconds
3. Honey – It will reduce inflammation and kill bacteria that may cause the pores to be enlarged or that may cause acne. I use a honey mask, mixed with ground oatmeal if my skin is feeling a bit dry. Honey is an instant dry skin remedy.
4. Lemon and Orange or Pineapple Juice– Both variations with orange or pineapple juice reportedly work. Mix equal amounts of juice and apply to the face. Leave the mixture on for no more than 10 mins and rinse. If you have dry or sensitive skin, I would not recommend this unless you dilute the juices with water.
5. Tomato – Tightens and cleanses the skin. You can use mashed tomato or tomato juice. Tomato juice is easier. Soak a cotton ball in tomato juice and apply it to the skin. Leave it on until it dries. Rinse and pat dry. This is also a remedy for acne and dry skin.
I purchased a pineapple mask last year and I finally gave it a try recently. I will say, I prefer being able to mix up my own products because I can use all-natural ingredients.
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Have you used any natural remedies for large pores? Do you have any additional tips on how to make pores smaller?