Open pores can hamper the natural beauty of an individual. It can also lead to many complications such as acne and blackheads. This holds good especially for people with oily skin types.
In some cases blackheads can make your pores more visible and can appear larger. To overcome the Open Pores, you can use these common home remedies to control them.
Ice is the best way to curb large pores due to its skin tightening effect. It is effectively used to minimize large pores before applying makeup. Also, ice is known for stimulating blood circulation and in the promotion of healthier skin.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean soft cloth and apply it to your skin for about 15 to 30 seconds. You can do this a few times daily. You can even use cold water and splash your face generously with it and use a mild face wash for cleansing.
Apple cider vinegar works as a natural skin toner and tightens your skin to a large extent. They visibly reduce large pores and also restore the pH balance of the skin. Also, it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help in the prevention of pimples and acne.
To use it mix a small cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Then soak a soft cloth in it and apply it to your face. Allow it to rest and rinse off well later. For best results use this procedure every night after cleansing your face.
Egg whites are also known for shrinking large pores and they are also used in skin tightening. It is best used for oily skin types. To use it simply beat up an egg white and apply it on your face.
Let dry and rinse off. You can use the same by adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the egg whites.
Honey is anti-bacterial and also contains antioxidants which makes it extremely beneficial for your skin. It helps in removing open pores and treating dull skin.
Direction: Apply one teaspoon of honey on your face and massage for 10-15 minutes and leave it on for another 10 minutes. Wash your face with clean water and experience soft, glowing skin.
Papaya contains Vitamin C which is an important nutrient for glowing faces. Papaya can also be used as a skin exfoliator as it helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce open pores.
Aloe Vera encourages new skin cells growth and also helps in reducing pores and blemishes. Apply the gel you extracted from the leaf and wash it off when it dries.
Turmeric has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory chemicals that remove harmful skin damaging substances from your skin and also increases collagen production which helps to tighten the skin pores.
Multani mitti possess antibacterial properties and help to get rid of pimples by killing the bacteria which result in reduction of open pores or helps to get rid of open pores due to pimples.
Yoghurt is one of the best natural home remedies for open pores as it contains lactic acid in it. Lactic acid present in the skin helps to reduce pores and wrinkles and gives a smooth texture. Add yogurt to your diet or you can also apply yogurt directly on your skin.
Besan face pack is one of the best home remedies for open pores.
Direction:Prepare a paste of Besan with sufficient milk or water. Apply the paste on the neck and face and clean it after 20-30 minutes. Do this 2 times a week until you get the desired results.
Summary: Home remedies that can be used for the open pores are ice, egg white, yoghurt, papaya, besan, turmeric, rose water, tomato, aloe vera, Multani mitti,Apple cider vinegar, honey.
These home remedies usually show no side effects. But do not use egg whites in high quantities as they can get sticky on your skin. But this is a rare occurrence and they don't cause any other harm. If you are following the ice press method, use treated water and make sure it is free from impurities.
Understand the type of skin you have first, and then go for some remedy. You can also consult a skin specialist if you are not sure or feel uncomfortable after completing a remedy. Be careful to use the right quantities while applying apple cider vinegar.
Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.
Avoid over-exposure to the sun after such home remedies. Use sunglasses and umbrellas to protect yourself from UV rays. Whenever you step out, make sure you are covered up well. Always drink plenty of water to keep your skin supple, hydrated, and blemish-free.
After using these remedies, it is better not to apply any skin care product or cosmetics for a brief period. In case the symptoms don't reduce, consult a physician immediately.
Summary: Follow the guidelines if you want to maintain your face. Avoid junk food. Stay hydrated. Include healthy fats and proteins in your diet.
Open pores take time to recover and in most cases depend on your skin type. Also, some severe cases may take longer than usual. Sometimes, scars might be left behind after the pores diminish. But commonly, visible and positive changes can be noticed right after you start using these remedies.
Also, consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and water to ensure long-term benefits. You should consult a doctor if your problems don't go away or in case of any side effects.
Summary: The time of recovery varies from one week to month depending on the type of skin.
Open pores can reoccur again even after they have been completely cured. They can reoccur as per the person’s body condition. Oily skin is also an important reason for such open pores.
Hence, make sure you start following these remedies the moment you notice the first symptoms. Take adequate steps to ensure that your skin stays hydrated and protected from the sun.
Try to avoid cosmetic and chemical products as in the long run they cause more damage than good. These treatments can be followed in the long run too, as they are very safe.
No specific expertise is required but it is mandatory to know one's skin type before undergoing such treatments. Sanitize your hands before touching your skin.
If you are unsure of the remedy, consult a dermatologist. Skin reactions are common. Hence make it a point to know your allergic reactions before undergoing such treatments.