[toc]Everybody wants a clear, flawless and smooth complexion. But then only a few people have beautiful dewy skin. Skin problems like dark spots, acne and uneven skin tone has become very common. One such common skin problem that plagues a lot of people is large pores.
Pores appear enlarged due to a number of reasons; from genetics, oily skin, dirt, dust and pollution to aging and sun damage. Improper skin care can also lead to the appearance of large pores. Although there is no cure to get rid of enlarged pores, it can be minimized to a great extent. Here we take a look at some of the natural remedies for treating enlarged pores.
5 Home Remedies For Large Pores
Egg And Corn Starch Mask
In a small bowl, mix the white of an egg with half a tablespoon of corn starch. Whisk them together until you have a nice frothy mixture. With the help of a brush apply this mask on your face and neck. Allow the mask to remain on your face for 20 minutes or until it is dry. Once the mask is dry, wash it off with lukewarm water. Egg whites contain excellent skin-tightening and pore-shrinking properties. The corn starch helps to soften the skin.
Strawberry And Brown Sugar Scrub
One of the most important steps in your skin care routine is exfoliation. Exfoliation the skin regularly helps in sloughing off dead skin cells that causes clogged pores. Mash two ripe strawberries with the back of a spoon and add a tablespoon of brown sugar to it. Combine them well. Now, apply this homemade scrub on your face and neck and exfoliate using gentle circular motion. Strawberries contain salycilic acid and alpha hydroxyl acid that removes dead skin cells and makes pores smaller. It also contains vitamin C that brightens skin tone.
Tomato And Almond Mask
Soak a handful of almond in water overnight. The next day, remove almonds from water and grind them into a thick paste. Extract the juice or pulp from a ripe tomato and add this to the almond paste. Combine well and apply this mask on your face. Once the mask is dry, wash off with cold water. Tomatoes contain skin-tightening and astringent properties that aids in reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. Almonds are full of omega 3 essential fatty acids that nourishes the skin, making it softer and brighter.
Buttermilk And Lemon Juice Cleanser
Combine two to three tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to half a cup of natural buttermilk. Soak a cotton ball in this mixture and rub the cotton ball all over your face and neck. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that sloughs off dead skin cells, eliminates excess oil and sebum from skin, tightens skin and shrinks pores. Lemon juice contains alpha hydroxyl acid that lightens skin tone.
Chickpea Flour And Cucumber Mask
Combine two to three tablespoon of chickpea flour (besan) with the juice of half a cucumber. To this add a few drops of rose water to get a thick and smooth paste. Apply this on your face and neck and allow it to dry completely. Once the mask is dry, wash off with water. Chickpea flour is very effective in removing dirt and oil from the face that causes clogged pores which in turn leads to enlarged pores.
Rose water and cucumber helps to sooth the skin and tighten pores. These were a few home remedies that are effective for minimizing large pores. These natural remedies should be followed regularly and consistently to have glowing and smooth skin.