Skin pores appears like small pits, which makes skin look dull, and aged. This can lead to many problems like whiteheads, blackheads, and acne. There are many underlying causes for open pores, but they can be treated with simple homemade masks. Here is a list of top 15 home remedies for open pores.
Causes Of Open Pores
- Excessive sweating
- Swelling of the pores
- Hormonal changes
- Improper diet
- Oily skin
- Unhealthy hygiene
- Sun exposure
- Improper skin care routine
Home Remedies For Open Pores
Papaya is rich in deep cleansing, toning, and tightening properties in skin. Mash a ripe papaya and apply it as a face mask including under eyes. Rinse with warm water after 30 minutes.
The anti-oxidant, lutein present in banana peel has rejuvenating and healing properties. Regular application of banana peel helps to even out skin. Gently apply banana peel over face and rinse after 15 minutes.
3. Egg White
Egg white is well known for toning and skin whitening properties. It also helps in skin tightening, for shrinking skin pores. Apply egg white as a face mask and let it dry. Rinse with warm water after it dries.
Cucumber helps to even out skin tone and improve skin texture. Its deep nourishing and moisturizing properties gives youthful and glowing appearance. Apply cucumber juice a a face mask and rinse after 20 minutes.
Tomato is rich in natural acids, and natural oils. It helps to balance and tighten large pores. Apply tomato juice as a face mask, and rinse with warm water after 30 minutes.
Lemon has strong astringent properties to unclog skin pores, and tightens skin pores. It helps to deeply cleanse pores and restore acidity in skin. Apply lemon juice (apply diluted if you have sensitive skin) and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is rich in pore tightening and bleaching properties. It also helps to remove dirt, and dead cells. Apply yogurt as a mask for 20 minutes; rinse after 20 minutes.
Oatmeal is rich in anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and strong exfoliant properties. It helps to remove excess oil, blackheads, and whiteheads. Use soaked oatmeal as a face mask and rinse it after 30 minutes.
Turmeric is rich in anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic properties. It can reduce swelling, and shrinks pores size. Mix yogurt and turmeric together; use it as a face mask for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
10. Tea Tree Oil
The astringent characteristics of tea tree oil helps to even out skin tone and diminish skin pores. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-bacterial properties. Use a few drops of tea tree oil in your daily moisturizer.
11. Clay Mask
The currently trending clay masks like bentonite and kaolin are deeply cleansing pores and removes impurities in skin. It also helps to tightens skin, evens out skin tone, and minimizes pores. Use clay with rose as a face mask and rinse after 20 minutes with warm water.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural toner, and astringent. It also has deep cleansing, and skin tightening properties. Apply apple cider vinegar as an everyday toner before moisturizing.
13. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer, which helps to shrink large pores. It also helps to cleanse, nourish, moisturize, and remove dirt from skin. Apply aloe vera as an everyday moisturizer to help even out skin, and improve skin texture.
14. Fuller Earth
While clay masks are best at unclogging pores, fuller earth (multani mitti) helps to remove excess oil from skin. Fuller earth also deeply cleanses, and removes impurities from skin. It also has skin whitening properties which helps to improve skin tone. Apply multani mitti and rose water as a face mask and rinse with warm water after it dries.
Besan or chickpea flour is a natural exfoliator. It helps to remove excess dead cells, dirt, and impurities from skin. Besan helps to shrink pores, and tighten skin effectively. Use besan, and honey together as a face mask. Rinse after 20 minutes with warm water.