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