6 Natural Ways To Minimize Pores On Your Skin
By: Kratika Thu, 17 Nov 2022 2:34:04
Don’t you sometimes wish that all those large pores that make your skin look tired and unhealthy would just disappear? Well, don’t be so quick to dismiss the pores; they have an important function to perform!
The pores on your skin are the openings through which the oil (sebum) produced by sebum glands at the bottom of the pores travels up to the surface of your skin. This oil is essential to keep your skin healthy – it forms a protective barrier and keeps the skin moisturized and supple.
# Fuller’s Earth
Clay was one of the earliest substances to be used as a beauty mask. It can draw excess oil from your skin and stop it from clogging up your pores. But since the clay can make your skin really dry, do not leave the mask on for too long.
The clay helps balance the natural pH level of the skin, helping to get rid of clogged pores. It also has a cleansing effect.
Marigold contains tannins, compounds that react with proteins for a contracting and tightening effect when they’re applied. Strain an infusion and apply it to your face to shrink the pores.
Marigold also helps treat and reduce acne, which is also a root cause of clogged pores with the dry skin and excess oil. You can make a paste using marigold, apply it on the affected area, and wash it off after a set time depending on the type of pack.
# Witch Hazel
Witch hazel also contains pore-tightening tannins. Make a decoction from the bark and use topically for an astringent effect.
It also a natural astringent, which helps reduce acne with its anti-inflammatory properties and decreases the oil content.
Yogurt has lactic acid, which can remove dead skin cells and debris and tighten the pores. Spread plain yogurt over your face, wait for 20 minutes, and rinse. Since the yogurt can make your skin dry, make sure you lightly moisturize your skin later.
It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce acne, consequently helping unclog the pores.
# Apple Cider Vinegar
The acidity in apple cider vinegar can help to shrink the pores. You can add a few drops to your regular moisturizer to get younger-looking smooth skin.13
Since the acidity in the vinegar is quite high, make sure you dilute it before applying in any form.
# Orange Peel
Orange peel can have an astringent effect on your skin. It also has flavonoids which inhibit sebum production. Just rubbing the fresh peel on your face can be helpful.
You can also put the peel through a blender, apply the juice on your face, and wash it off after 5 to 10 minutes.