Remedies for Minimizing the Pores on the Skin

Clear skin needs tender care. No matter how much you take care of your skin, large pores over the top layer of skin can ruin your appearance.These large pores are an open invitation to various harmful bacteria that can cause various other skin problems. So, if larger pores are bothering you, here are some tips to minimize the pores on the skin.

pores on face

What are pores and does everyone have these pores?

Tiny little openings in the skin where the body’s natural oil (called sebum) is released to the surface of the skin are ‘pores’. These pores are home to the follicles of hair that grow on the body. A fact is that every single person has pores all over his/her entire body, except the palms and the soles.

As already mentioned above, the oil from the sebaceous glands travels up the pore to the skin’s surface, making the skin naturally moisturized. This is the perfect system that works well for the most of the time. Sometimes the sebaceous glands release too much oil due to hormones, daily stress and other triggers that result in clogged pores.

One thing to remember, without pores your skin would be horribly dry, cracked and unhealthy. That is why, pores are imperative for a healthy skin, but size is paramount, and this is determined, genetically. To a certain extent, you can minimize the pores on the skin. Here you will find various methods to reduce the pore size.

Remedies for making pores smaller:

Since ages, it has been in practice that you can shrink your pores by splashing ice-cold water or by using an egg-white mask. But, you can’t make pores physically smaller. So, what you can do to reduce the pore size? Below are numerous remedies for making pores smaller. These are as follows:

Natural exfoliates:
Below are various natural exfoliates that may help you reduce pores, these are as follows:
Add water to oatmeal and make a thick paste, now spread the thick paste over your skin
You can use warm water and sea salt for a light scrubbing effect. Now, rub your skin gently to get the best effect.
Baking soda and water can do wonders to your skin. You need to mix equal parts of both and make a fine paste and gently massage over the skin. Doing this massage will provide you a great exfoliation.
To get the utmost benefits of the home-made scrub, use it after taking a hot shower or steaming your face. It will allow your scrub to get deeper into the pores and whisk away the clogging agents that are keeping your pores open wider.

Try a face mask:
Face masks have the capability to rejuvenate the skin. Try some of the homemade face masks that may help you minimize your pores:
Make use of lemon and pineapple juice- Lemon and pineapple juice contain natural enzymes that help in firming the face. These also help in purifying and brightening the skin. In case you have sensitive skin, then apply moisturizers before using the juice and just to make sure that the citrus doesn’t break you out. To get the most of lemon and pineapple juice, place a drench washcloth in the juice and place it on your face firmly for a minute or two. Now, rinse your skin with warm water and see the difference.

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Try a yogurt mask:

Yogurt contains lactic acid and probiotics that reduce the appearance of pore size. When applied, it keeps the bad bacteria away that cause acne in check. In order to get the benefits of a yogurt mask, you need to apply a layer of plain yogurt over your face for five to 10 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and see the results.

Make use of raw papaya

The enzyme ‘Papain’ present in papaya has skin-cleansing properties that are very good in reducing the pore size. Moreover, the exfoliating effect of papaya can remove dead skin cells and provide you softer and smoother skin. To get the benefits of papaya, you need to peel a raw papaya and gently rub it on the affected skin for five to 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water to remove deep skin impurities like dead cells, oils and dirt. Follow the procedure twice a week to get the desired results.

Other tips that make your pores smaller:
Always clean makeup every night carefully before heading towards the bed. Even if you don’t wear make-up, wash the face with a cleanser and tonic.
Refer skin care products that are specially formulated for your skin type.
Avoid using heavy lotions and creams, as these could add to the large pore problem.
Restrict using harsh acne products that contain alcohol, acids, or peroxides.
Conclusion:
The remedies mentioned above may help you to minimize your skin pores. Along with these remedies, you can enjoy clearer, healthier skin by eating healthy foods like green leafy veggies and fruits, drinking more water and avoiding greasy, fried and spicy foods.

Conclusion:
The remedies mentioned above may help you to minimize your skin pores. Along with these remedies, you can enjoy clearer, healthier skin by eating healthy foods like green leafy veggies and fruits, drinking more water and avoiding greasy, fried and spicy foods.

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Amelia Smith

Nutritionist, herbalist, health and medicine writer and yoga enthusiast, Amelia Smith, is a professional in the health, nutrition and diet industry.

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