How to Get Rid of Large Pores

Large pores are enlarged visible open pores on the facial skin, it can be caused by excessive sebum production which are common with people that has oily or combination skin, aging, hormonal imbalance and genetics.  These pores are mostly visible around the forehead, nose, chin, etc. Everyone has pores on their face and as you grows; your skin loses its elasticity   which makes the pores appear larger.

Some of the ways to get rid of large pores are;

1. Strawberries

Strawberries are very rich in vitamin c and can help tighten pores and make your skin smooth. With its antioxidant, it helps to brighten dull skin and prevent pores from enlarging. Strawberries are loaded with alpha hydroxylic acid that helps to get rid of dead skin cells and protect your skin from UV rays, nourishes and revitalize your skin, removes excess sebum and provide your skin with nourishing nutrients.

2. Almonds

Almonds helps to control oil production  and  get rid of dead skin cells , it is a great source of vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids  and its known for nourishing  and healing the skin. It clears your skin and ensures your skin is not blocked. Almonds get rid of dead cells, pollutions and dust that can cause impurities to accumulate on your skin. You can use these remedy by soaking almonds in one cup of water and leave overnight, pour the soaked almonds in a blender and blend until smooth. Apply to your skin and leave for 30 minutes before washing it off.

3. Apples

Apples contain pectin which helps to reduce the size of your pores, consuming apples keeps your skin supple. Apples do not only hydrate your skin but cleanses the skin, the natural fluid in apple seep into your pores and reduces the oil in skin, eliminating blemishes and  dark uneven spots,  reduce pimples and acne and dries off every dirt accumulation. Apples are great antioxidants and speeds up skin cell production, leaving your skin clean and clear.

4. Clay

Applying clay to your face helps in exfoliation, removes and absorbs oils and impurities, tightens your pores, minimizes pores and cools your skin. To apply these, mix bentonite clay with rose water to form a paste, apply evenly on your face and leave for 20 minutes before you rinse it off with cool water. Bentonite pulls out excess oil and bacteria from your skin, soothes, softens, cleanses and flushes out toxins and dirts from your skin.

7. Cucumber

Cucumber helps to cool and calm irritated skin, hydrate and tighten your skin, treats blemishes and controls oil. Cucumber juice can fight breakouts without drying your skin, being rich in vitamin A, E and essential fatty acids, it’s great for your pores. Its nutrients get deep into the skin layer and fight off debris. Applying cucumber to your skin is an excellent way to pamper it as it helps to maintain smooth and clean skin.

6. Honey

Honey has antioxidant properties that help to tighten large pores, cleanse and keep your skin looking healthy and young. Honey purifies, soothes inflammation and hydrates your skin with its natural humectants. It is suitable for all skin types. This great ingredient helps to kill bacteria living on the skin and also has wound healing agents due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti fungal and antiviral properties. Honey does not only get rid of large pores but it helps with every skin conditions as well.

7. Tomatoes

Tomatoes have natural acids and lycopene that helps to balance the PH levels of the skin and tightens pores. Tomatoes fights free radicals which can damage the cells in your skin, it contains high levels of potassium and vitamin C that transforms your skin and makes it glow.  It helps to treat and rejuvenate your skin, its astringents properties is an excellent ingredient to treat large pores, oily and acne prone skin. Apply sliced tomatoes on your face and leave for some minutes; you can also consume tomato juice to get faster results.

8. Lemon

Lemons are great source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin c and calcium, all of these helps in improving the condition of our nails, skin and hair. The citric acid in lemons is very effective in breaking down impurities within the skin, shrinks, clears, unclogs pores and brightens your complexion. Lemons can decrease oil on your skin and reduce inflammation, the acidic nature of lemon helps to shrink pores and tighten your face resulting in smoother skin. Apply lemon juice over your face and leave for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.


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