Home Remedies For Large Pores
Large pores can be pretty unattractive and unsightly. The two main causes of larger pores are age and genetics. Large pores are likely to run in your family, so if you have an immediate family member who has suffered with large pores when they were young, the chances are you will get them too.
Pores are an important part of the skin. They provide it with natural oil keeping your skin moistened, so it remains soft, supple and youthful looking. Pores only become a problem when they become inflamed or blocked with dirt and bacteria. This makes them enlarge more than normal, resulting in noticeable pores. If you prone to very oily thick skin, your pores will be likely be more conspicuous.
Pores can never really be shrunk per sé, but they can be made a lot less prominent. Age, too much exposure to the sun and a decrease in the skin’s elasticity can cause the pores to dilate. When your skin thickens, tiny cells collect around the edge of the pores which gives them an enlarged appearance.
Blackheads promote large pores, such as when the pores become blocked with dirt and bacteria; oil within the pore starts to collect which makes the width of the pore enlarge.
There are no permanent methods of shrinking large pores but you can reduce their visibility greatly by cleansing the pores of all the excess dirt, debris and bacteria.
Below you can find some excellent, natural home treatments for large pores that anyone can try to reduce the appearance of open pores.
- Apply tomato juice onto the skin regularly with a cotton wool ball, leave for about 20 minutes. This effectively helps to reduce the size of the pores by shrinking them. Tomato juice mixed with calamine powder or sandalwood powder helps to tone up the skin thereby helping reducing the size of the pores. It will also help to reduce the production of sebum resulting in smaller pores.
- Whipped egg white mixed with a little lemon juice when applied as a face pack is excellent for improving skin tone, complexion and helps in reducing pore size.
- Mashed papaya applied on the skin helps in toning the pores. You can directly apply mashed papaya on your skin or you can put it on cotton wool and gently cleanse the skin. When you are ready to remove the papaya simply rinse your face with luke warm water.
Honey is very medicinal and has many health giving properties and is excellent for the skin. Honey reduces oiliness on the skin and also helps to tone up the pores. It can either be used as part of a face mask with a little lemon and sugar added to it or applied straight to the skin and massaged gently before rinsing off after a few minutes.
A quick and fuss free way to minimize pores, especially If you are going out and do not have much time is to rub an ice cube wrapped in a cloth over the offending area. This quickly shrinks the pore and reduces the production of oil temporarily for a few hours.