Natural Home Remedies for Open Pores on Face

Home Remedies for Open Pores on Face

I must admit I am blessed with healthy skin, I was never concerned about it until I noticed tiny pores on my face. It seemed trivial to be embarrassed because of them until they became noticeable. I wanted to know what the reason behind them was, are they genetically determined or my lifestyle is responsible for them. After some research, I have found some answers for myself which I am sharing in this article.

Home Remedies for Open Pores on Face

Home Remedies for Open Pores on Face

Skin is the largest organ of our body, it contains innumerable pores. While most of these pores are not visible, all of them are open. Open pores help our skin to breathe properly. Each pore carries a hair follicle and a sebaceous gland. These sebaceous glands are known to produce sebum which is commonly called oil. Sebaceous glands are more in number on your face, chest, groin, and back.Stimulation of these glands is controlled by certain hormones.

Open pores do not pose any medical concern but they may impose cosmetic issue for some. They appear as small pits on the face and make your face look dull and aged. Likewise, when dirt accumulates in them these pores they can lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Following is the list of few factors responsible for open pores.

  • High level of sebum production
  • Reduced elasticity around the pore
  • Thick hair follicles
  • Heredity
  • Reduced collagen production because of aging
  • Sun damage

Remember you cannot get rid of open pores but you can reduce their appearance and improve the look of your skin by adopting below mentioned home remedies.

Steaming

Steaming during facial help in cleaning your open pores, it makes them appear smaller in size and gives your skin revitalizing glow. When essential oils (like eucalyptus)and herbs are added to the steam it helps in accentuating the benefits of steam. Essential oils also have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. Facial steam baths help in removing excess oil and dirt from the pores.

Adopt preventive skin care regime, avoid touching your skin with dirty hands. Dirt may clog your open pores and worsen your skin condition.

Exfoliation

You can be proactive by adopting preventive skin care routine, it will enhance the appearance of your skin. Exfoliate your skin daily and always wear sunscreen, it helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin. Exfoliation helps in removing dead skin cells which is vital for good skin. Natural homemade almond meal is natural and mild for sensitive skin. It is easy and quick to prepare. Mix some almond meal in water and give it a quick mix, apply it on your face and gently massage with your fingertips for about 5 to 8 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Moisturizing skin

Keep your skin healthy by moisturizing it daily after every wash. Use skin care products that boost collagen production and contain antioxidants.

Avoid wearing makeup all the time, makeup may enter your pores and stretch them. Always remove your makeup before you sleep. Keep your skin clean by adopting a proper cleansing routine in the night and post workout sessions.

Yogurt face mask

Natural yogurt is known to remove impurities from your pores, it also balances natural bacterial flora of your skin. Apply yogurt on your skin and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes then wash your face with warm water. Yogurt also helps in reducing the blemishes on your face, lactic acid helps in tightening the skin naturally. It strengthens the protective moisture barrier and boosts hydration of the skin. Yogurt helps in restoring the healthy balance of bacteria of your skin.

Yogurt face mask

Yogurt face mask

Aloe vera

Apply aloe vera gel on your face and gently massage for a few minutes. after 10 – 15 minutes rinse with cool water. You can apply aloe vera on your skin daily, it will help in shrinking the pores naturally. It also nourishes your skin and removes dirt from the pores.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps in balancing the natural pH of your skin, it removes the harmful bacteria and impurities from your skin. It is naturally antibacterial and anti fungal. It is important to dilute it with water, concentrated apple cider vinegar may cause irritation leading to blisters or burns.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural toner, it has anti-inflammatory properties. The acetic acid present in it helps in unplugging the blocked pores.

Cucumber

Cucumber juice is a natural astringent, it helps in shrinking the open pores. Blend cucumber and extract its juice, apply this juice on your face with the help of a cotton ball and keep it for 10 – 15 minutes. wash your face with cool water.

Cucumber

Cucumber

Egg whites, papaya, baking soda besan, banana jojoba oil, and lemon are also recommended for tightening your skin and unclogging the pores.

Remember it is vital to invest some time to take care of our skin, try to adopt these treatments 2 to 3 times a week. Try to build a long term habit of following a skincare routine on a daily basis for good results.

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