How To Shrink Pores Naturally

How To Reduce Shrink Pores 

There are so many scrubs and face masks to shrink pores naturally. With so many home remedies, it is tough to know which one is actually effective. In this article, you will get the list of best home remedies to shrink pores. First, let us learn what causes enlarged pores.

How To Reduce Shrink Pores 

How To Reduce Shrink Pores

What Are Pores

Our skin contain sebaceous glands that make sebum. Sebum keeps the skin moisturized, supple and soft. There are many factors causing the skin pores to enlarge.

Causes of Enlarged Pores

Many factors such as ethnicity, age and health that plays important role in the skin pore size.

Factors responsible for enlarged pores include:

1. Age –

As we age, the skin damage increases and poresmore visible.

2. Hormonal imbalance-

Due to hormonal imbalance there is decrease in the oestrogen hormone that causes skin thinning, damage and enlarged skin pores.

3. All over health –

what we eat affects the health of our skin. Inflammatory foods contribute to oxidative damage and hormonal imbalance. The free radical damage breaks the skin collagen and elastin contributes to enlarged pores.
Although the pore size is determined by genetics. Nevertheless, what we eat or drink and how we take care of our skin has an effect on the pore size. Technically, we cannot shrink the skin pores but with the home remedies to shrink pores discussed in the article we can tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pores.

Home Remedies To Tighten The Pores

1. Sugar scrub –

Sugar is a common exfoliant that removes the dead skin cells and impurities from the skin pores.

Sugar scrub

Sugar scrub

What to do

Mix a teaspoon of honey, lemon juice and brown sugar. Apply it all over the face and massage gently for a few minutes. After 5 minutes, wash it off with warm water.

2. Tomatoes –

The natural acids present in the tomatoes balance natural oils of the skin and tightens the pores.

What to do

Mix a half teaspoon of honey to a teaspoon tomato pulp. Apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

3. Lemon –

Lemon has astringent properties that not only tightens the skin but also unclogs the pores. Lemon contain citric acid that clear impurities and unclog the pores.

Lemon Juice Skin Toner

Lemon Juice Skin Toner

What to do

Lemon juice is very potent. Never apply it on your skin directly or it may cause skin damage. Add honey and lemon juice in equal amounts and apply it all over your face with the help of a cotton ball. After 15 minutes, rinse it off.

4. Baking soda –

Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It remove impurities and dead skin cell and reduces the complications such as acne and pimples. In addition, baking soda regulates the pH balance of the skin.

What to do

Mix sufficient amount of water to a tablespoon of baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply the paste all over your face and massage gently for about 30 seconds. Rinse it off with cool water.

5. Apple cider vinegar –

Apple cider vinegar cleans the skin and shrink the pores. It is a natural skin toner that tightens your skin and reduces any kind of inflammation.Apple Cider Vinegar For Skin

What to do

Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts. Apply it all over your face and let it dry. After 15 minutes, rinse it off. Repeat this almost every day to get the desired results.

6. Papaya –

Papaya tightens and tones the skin pores. It purifies the skin by removing impurities

What to do

Mash few pieces of ripe papaya and apply it to your face. After 20 minutes, rinse it off. Repeat this every alternate day.

7. Turmeric –

Turmeric is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It effectively reduces swelling and shrink the pore size.

What to do

Add sufficient amount of water to the turmeric powder to make a smooth paste. Apply at all over the face and leave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes rinse with off with water. Use this home remedy every alternate day.

8. Cucumber –

Cucumber mask not only shrink the skin pores but also improves the texture of skin. It keeps the skin hydrated, nourished and smooth. It slows down the aging process and gives you a skin youthful glow.



What to do

Blend a few slices of cucumber. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice it. Mix well and apply it all over your face. After 20 minutes, rinse it off with cool water. Applying the cucumber face mask every alternate day or three times in a week.

Tips To Prevent Enlarged Skin Pores

To prevent enlarged skin pores clean your face regularly without oil free cleanser every morning and at night. To prevent the buildup of dead skin cells exfoliate your skin regularly. Use a toner every night before sleeping to keep your skin clean and minimize the pores. To keep your skin hydrated moisturize your skin and always use sunscreen before stepping out.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.