Our bodies produce sebum, an oily substance we secrete to make the skin waterproof and to keep it from drying out. People who have naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. This happens because when oil and dirt collect in your skin, your skin swells and your pores look larger than they normally would.
Some people may also associate large pores with severe acne, but this isn’t always the case. Even though people with oily skin tend to be prone to acne, that doesn’t mean acne is a secondary factor in the appearance of large pores.
One reason for the misconception may be those small divots formed by acne scarring may look like enlarged pores.
There are various cosmetics products which are specially created for pore tightening but are not much efficient and usually contain chemicals.
In today’s article, we are going to present you several natural remedies which can do wonders for your skin.
You will need few simple ingredients which are incredibly efficient.
Lemon juice and egg white
In a bowl mix two egg whites and few drops of lemon juice. Mix until you get a thick paste and then apply it on your face. Let it act for 15 – 20 minutes. After that, wash your face. This mask is incredibly efficient and will remove all dead skin, extra oil, and it will tighten your pores, as well.
Lemon juice and tomato
Take two tomatoes and make a puree. Then, add several drops of lemon juice and stir until you get a thick paste. Apply the resulted paste on your face, particularly on the affected areas. Let it act until it dries, for around 15 – 20 minutes and then wash it off. Due to the acid in the lemon and tomato, oil from your face will be completely removed.
Cucumber, rosewater, and lemon
This incredibly powerful combination is perfect for removing the pores from the skin. The first step is to peel the cucumber and leave the fleshy part. Then, take one teaspoon rose water and 3 – 4 drops of lemon juice. Next step is to spread the mixture on a flimsy and light cloth and apply it on your face. Let it act about 15 minutes until it dries completely. After that, rinse your face. With the help of this combination, your face will be supple and soft, and at the same time, the pores will be reduced.
Lemon juice and pineapple
Mix 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice and few drops of lemon juice. Then, take a light cloth and drench it into the mixture and place it on your face. Let it act about 10 minutes and wash your face. The pineapple contains enzymes, which make it a great remedy for shrinking the big pores. The lemon juice acts as astringent due to its acidity.
Lemon juice and almond
Take five almonds and soak them overnight. The next day in the morning, grind the almonds and prepare a paste. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice and blend everything well. Apply the resulted paste and let it act about 20 – 25 minutes. After that, wash your face, and the pores will be significantly reduced.