Enlarged, open pores can cause your skin to look old and unhealthy. Large pores often develop on the nose and cheeks. They may seem intimidating—like you can never get rid of them. In reality, though, they are quite easy to minimize.
When you go for a spa treatment, the technicians will use branded products to shrink the size of your pores and reduce acne and blackheads. But spa treatments can be prohibitively expensive and also introduce your skin to harsh chemicals that may elicit allergic reactions. You can avoid the risks of allergy and the expenses of spa services by opting for home remedies instead.
Here are a few at-home treatments to help with enlarged pores:
- Rose water with lemon and cucumber juice – Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 cup of rose water and a half cup of cucumber juice. Stir all ingredients thoroughly to get a homogenous composition. Apply the mixture to the unsightly pores. The natural enzymes in the lemon juice will firm up and tighten the facial skin, resulting in smaller pores. The vitamin C of the lemon juice has tightening properties. In addition, the lemon juice is acidic and will provide deep cleansing for the facial skin.
- Orange peel & almond scrub – Mix grated orange zest together with a paste of ground almonds. Apply the mixture to your enlarged pores. The scrub will help remove dead skin cells and reduce the size of the open pores on your face. The scrub has cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing properties.
- Apple cider vinegar dilution – Mix organic apple cider vinegar with the same amount of water. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and gently rub it into the big, open pores of your face. Let it stay for few minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Applying this solution to your face on a nightly basis will reduce the size of the open pores.
Homemade remedies for enlarged pores are safer and sometimes more effective than commercial products made from harsh chemicals.