Pores are actually openings of hair follicles on your face. Each pore has sebceous gland that produces oil. It starts getting more visible once excess oil is being produced.

Pores are no one’s favorite. Dirt, pollution and usage of various products for skin get the pores clogged and causes problems like whiteheads and blackheads. Pores are common with oily skin people. Excess sebum production on skin causes visibility of pores.

There are ways to control this oil production on face and to make pores appear smaller and tighten them with usage of proper ingredients.

What causes large pores?

Pores are caused of either genetic condition excess oil production on skin. The excess oil sits on the skin makes the pores look large.As we keep ageing, sebaceous gland, collagen and skin elasticity decreases which results into large pores.

Can pores be removed or reduced?

Pores are result of genes. One cannot get rid of completely but it can be reduced in appearance upto a great extent with the help of home remedies on a regular basis. 

Home remedies to reduce pores

There are so many products available in kitchen which can beused for reducing pores. Some of the ingredients which work best for pores are:

1.      Multani mitti/Fullers earth

2.      Egg whites

3.      Cucumber juice

4.      Banana

5.      Tomato

6.      Apple cider vinegar

7.      Ice

8.      Aloe vera

9.      Papaya

10.   Honey 

1. Multani mitti

 

Steps-

 

1.      Take a tablespoon of multani mitti in a bowl.

2.      Add 1 tablespoon of Rose water in it.

3.      Mix both well so there is no clump.

4.      Apply the paste on your skin and let it dry for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.

 

  What this will do


 This mixture is going to suck up oil from your face. It will give you a matte finish on face and tightened skin. 

2. Egg whites

Steps-

 

1.      Separate egg white from yolk in a bowl.

2.      Mix 2-3 drops of lemon into it.

3.      Whisk the mixture well.

4.      Apply the paste on your face and let dry for 15 minutes.

 

 What this will do

 

Egg white is going to make your skin tight and toned. It will help in shrinking large pores up to a great extent.

3. Cucumber juice

 

Steps-

 

1.      Take some cucumber juice and add 1 tbsp of honey in it.

2.      Apply this mixture on your face evenly and wash off after 15 minutes.

 

What this will do

Cucumber is a great source for toning, tightening and refreshing up the skin. Honey along with cucumber provides moisture that is needed.

4. Banana

Steps-

 

1.      Take half ripe banana.

2.      Mash it well

3.      Add half teaspoon of honey and half teaspoon of lemon juice into it.

4.      Apply this all over your face and leave on for 15 minutes then wash it off.

 

 

What this will do

Banana is great ingredient for pores. It helps in shrinking its size and gives you a smooth and soft skin. Not just banana pulp, banana peel is also great for pores.

5. Tomato

Steps-

 

1.      Take half slice of tomato

2.      Gently rub that over your skin directly.

 

What this will do


Tomato has great astringent and toning properties that clearly means it helps with open pores upto great extent.

6. Apple cider vinegar

Steps-

 

1.      Dip a cotton ball in ACV.

2.      Apply it on your open pores.

3.      Wash it off after 15 minutes.


 What this will do


Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent. It is used as a toner when diluted with water. So it helps amazingly for pores.

7. Ice

Steps-

 

1.      Take clean water ice cubes

2.      Wrap it in a cotton t-shirt.

3.      Keep dabbing this on your open pores.

 

·        What this will do

Ice works as a simple and effective home remedy to help shrink large pores due to its skin tightening effect. 

8. Aloe vera

 

Steps-

 

1.      Take Aloe vera

2.      Cut off the extra parts of aloe vera and takeout the gel separately.

3.      Apply the gel all over the face.

 

 What this will do

 

Aloe vera acts as astringent to tighten pores. It also moisturizes and soothes sun-damaged skin

9. Papaya

Steps-

1. Take papaya pulp

2. Add 1 tbsp of  lemon juice to it.

3. Apply this all over your face and wash off after half an hour.


 What this will do


It reduces pores and lightens the skin as well.

10. Honey

Steps-

 

1.      Take a tablespoon full of honey

2.      Add pinch of turmeric to it and mix them well

3.      Apply this on your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes

4.      Wash it off.

 

 What this will do

 

It is a great astringent and works effectively for large and open pores.

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