For those of you with large pores, this can be a frustrating as well as an unsightly problem to fix.

eliminate large pores naturally

Some of the contributing factors to large pores include genetics, blackheads, acne scarring, environmental damage and aging. Luckily there are natural things that you can do right now to eliminate your large pores.

Exfoliating

Your face needs a good exfoliation at least twice a week. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and debris that can clog your pores and causes breakout. According to Janice Cox in her book, “Natural Beauty at Home”, a moist cotton washcloth can gently exfoliate your face. Never over scrub your face or do it too rough as this can cause irritation.

Steaming

Steaming your face once a week can help to open your pores and remove debris, oil and other impurities from your pores. The simplest way to do that is by boiling a pot of water on the stove, removing it from heat, and setting it on a heat-proof surface. Place a towel over your head and allow the steam to work for around five minutes. Be extra cautious when doing this! When you are finished, rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry. This will keep your pores nice and tight and give off a healthy glow.

Homemade Facial Mask

After a facial steaming session, apply a homemade oil-controlling facial mask. It is best to do it right after steaming your face because your pores are open and the mask will be able to penetrate more deeply. According to Joni Loughran in her book, “Natural Skin Care,” clay masks are beneficial for blemishes and absorbing excess oil. Clay masks also help to shrink and tighten your pores. A simple antiseptic, oil-controlling mask involves mixing 1/4 cup carrot juice with 1/4 natural clay. Apply the mask to your face, while avoiding the area under your eyes. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse well with cool water. Viola! Let it glow.

Facial Wash

Homemade facial wash that is easy to make includes mixing 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup whole milk, 2 tbsp. baking soda and one egg white in a small bowl. These ingredients will not only help to deep clean your pores but it will also kill surface bacteria that may clog pores. Gently massage this mixture into your face and rinse well with lukewarm water. Best practice is to wash twice a day.

Astringent

Use a cotton ball to swipe a natural pore-reducing astringent such as witch hazel over your face. This will help to remove any remaining residue, shrink your pores and help to control oil.

Moisturize

Moisturizing and toning your face is very important when you are trying to shrink your pores. Consider using aloe, which has natural pore-tightening properties. According to Loughran, aloe also has balancing, blemish-controlling, moisturizing and toning properties that make it an effective moisturizer for problematic skin. You can obtain aloe gel by breaking off the leaf of an aloe plant and squeezing the gel into a small bowl. Apply this gel to your face and allow it to dry. You can also purchase aloe gel at Amazon.
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