Top 10 Quick Fixes for Open Pores Naturally At Home – THAT WORKS
Open pores occur most commonly on the face, especially on and around cheeks. They tend to grow even bigger with age. A clogged pore will only accumulate further more dirt, dead skin cells and oil, leading to visibly noticeable pores. In order to get rid of the open pores or to prevent them from growing further, your need to take of your skin the right way. But wait, what if you are running late for a party already and what to fix your skin ASAP? Well you are at the right place..! These 10 Quick Fixes for Open Pores Naturally At Home will save your day. See How..
10 Quick Fixes for Open Pores Naturally At Home
Ice works miraculously in tightening and shrinking open pores. Your pores won’t shrink with cold water, but applying ice or cold water to your face for about 15 seconds after cleansing will help to tighten up pores and protect them from future oil clogging.
Ice cubes are one of the easiest and probably the quickest ways to remove excess oil and dirt from your face. The best think about ice cubes is that they are completely natural
Not only the ice cube will remove dirt and oil from the pores but it will also make your face look smoother. However, instead of applying ice cubes directly to your skin, it is better to wrap ice cubes in a cloth and apply it gently over the open pores.
The flesh of the cucumber is mostly water, but also contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.
In addition to its hydrating water content, which lends the skin moisture and reduces puffiness, the vegetable packs vitamin C and caffeic acid, which shrink open pores and tightens skin. Here’s a simple way to use cumber for open pores.
How to use Cucumber to close open pores naturally at home
Washing your face with Cucumber juice is one of the easiest way to help soothe your skin and remove excess sebum out.
Extract the juice out from a small cucumber. into a small bowl. Put few cotton pads into it and put this into your refrigerator for 30 minutes. If your cucumber was already in your refrigerator, then you can soak the cotton pads in the cucumber water for 15 minutes.
Now, take these cotton pads, squeeze a little and place them on all over your face. Lay down flat for 5 minutes and wash your face with normal water.
This is one of the quick fix solution that many has tried and been successful in shrinking their open pores naturally at home.
Try it out and see it by yourself
3. Green Tea
Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling.
Green Tea and honey helps in reducing the size of Large skin pores and makes them less noticeable.
To use green tea for your open pores, you first need to have a cup of green tea. 🙂
Why you ask?
Because, you can actually you can actually use that green tea bag from your tea. Yes..! Used green tea bags works like magic to your skin in many ways. Don’t believe me?
Simply roll over the used tea bag all over face for 5-7 minutes to shrink pores and make your skin naturally soft and smooth.
4. Mud/Clay Mask
Mud or clay masks have excellent skin tightening properties that quickly rejuvenate your skin to close open pores naturally. This is the ultimate quick fix method for Large Pores. If you have a party to attend in next 30 minutes and your skin is just a mess? This mask is for you.
Ingredients for French Green Clay face mask to tighten pores
- 1 tablespoon of French Green clay
- 1 teaspoon of Activated charcoal powder
- Home made rose water
Mix all the ingredients to from a paste and apply to you face and neck evenly. After the mask is naturally dried, or may be after 20-30 minutes, you can wet you face or spray some rose water all over your face and gently massage your face to give a mild exfoliating effect. This removes all the dead skin cells, blackheads if any and rejuvenates the skin to look more fresh and radiant
French green clay or the sea clay is a green colored clay as the name says, contains dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. This unique combination of different minerals detoxifies your skin to remove the impurities and cleanses the pores from within and tightens them.
Note: French green clay for face is best when used with mineral water or any floral water like rose water or cucumber water. Do remember to use either glass or ceramic bowls to mix the french green clay with water as metal bowls may disrupt the ionic charge in the clay.
5. Egg White
Egg white Face Masks help shrink pores by tightening the skin due to its natural astringent properties. They are also rich in protein and albumin that help tone and promote wrinkle free skin.
How to use Egg to shrink pores and close open pores naturally at home
Crack an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white
Whisk the egg white for 5-8 mins until it is frothy and has a white/bubbly texture
Apply the frothy egg white to your clean face and leave on for 15 mins
Rinse off with cool water
Pat dry with a soft towel
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the biggest cause of Large Open Pores is sebum production as I said before. But do you know how that sebum is regulated by your skin?
As most of our facial cleansers have a pH which is above 7, they tend to dry our skin and strip natural acidic content on our face. This acid mantle on our skin is highly necessary to keep our skin free from entering any harmful bacteria that may cause Open pores, acne, skin irritation , dryness and other skin issues.
Apple cider vinegar which has an almost same pH as our skin, it balances and retains moisture on skin’s tissue after using it. It also controls excess sebum production on oily skin which also eliminates Large Open Pores.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to quick fix Open Pores Naturally at home
One of the Easiest way you can use Apple cider vinegar is like a Facial toner. I ave already written a detailed post on how to Prepare Apple cider Vinegar Toner for different skin types. You can check that out here
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For centuries people have been using Honey as a medical treatment to treat many skin problems, dandruff, burns and fungal infections. Honey contains proteins, amino acids, minerals and enzymes that can kill the bacteria which contributes to the inflated pores. Some of the benefits which honey gives to the skin are,
- Honey creates an acidic environment where in which the bacteria cannot grow and thus less breakouts.
- Honey contains many anti bacterial and anti microbial properties from a compound called Propolis that bees use to seal their hive.
- A high concentration of sugar, which puts pressure on bacterial cells, making them less likely to multiply.
While using Honey it is very important to consider using only raw organic honey to avoid any synthetic colors or preservatives that may contain.
How to use honey to Close Open Pores Naturally At Home
The best and the easy way I prefer to use Honey is by washing my face with it once in a while.
I Take a tablespoon of Organic Raw honey in a small cup and dilute it enough with either Rose water or normal water. I wash my face with warm water to open up my skin pores and then Apply the mixture to my face and massage for 3 minutes. After that I wash it off with normal water.
Interested to read more on washing your face with Honey? Read This..
Additionally, you can also use Honey in you face masks to close open pores naturally at home.
8. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years for beauty and medicinal benefits across cultures. Ayurveda reserves it, so do many other traditional healing therapies
Aloe Vera gel naturally moisturizes skin and closes the large pores within minutes after application. If absorbs into the skin and regulates excess sebum production on skin.
Using a fresh Aloe Vera gel extracted from it leaves it the best method to follow while doing applying to the face as an open pore treatment. In case if you don’t have one in your backyard, I suggest you to get one Aloe Vera plant just today. Its incredible properties not only benefits to your skin but also to your skin and hair.
If in any case, there is no possibility of bringing this medicinal herb to your place, don’t worry. You can still get almost similar effects of by using an organic, natural Aloe Vera gel.
Lemon Juice, a potent astringent, lemon juice tones your skin and reduces the appearance of large pores. Its citric acid content helps loosen and break the impurity’s chemical bond with the skin, thus helping clear pores
Using undiluted Lemon juice directly on your face is not recommended, as your skin may become sensitive and even dry. The best way to use Lemon to shrink open pores is diluting it with rose water.
How to Use Lemon to shrink open pores naturally at home
Take one teaspoon of Fresh Lemon juice in a small cup. Mix 4 teaspoons of Rose Water into it.
Dab a cotton pad into this solution and apply all over your face.
Wait for 5 minutes to let dry and wash off with just plain cold water.
You can use this method when your pores are overly enlarged and what a quick fix solution.
10. Tomato Juice
Just Like Lemon juice, Tomato juice is also an excellent astringent. It removes excess oil from the skin and shrinks Large pores. Tomatoes are an amazing fruit full of vitamin A and vitamin C. Both of which are antioxidants that contain acids to help keep your pores clear therefore making them look tight and small.
To use Tomato to naturally tighten skin and shrink pores,
What you will need to do is cut a tomato in half and massage it over the skin. Don’t remove it immediately. Allow it to remain there to penetrate into your skin.
Wash off with cold water after 10 minutes. Apply rose water if you don’t want to smell like a tomato. 😛
Apart from these quick fixes to close open pores naturally at home, you can follow simple skin care and healthy habits to keep you skin clear and smooth.
1. Do not over wash your face: These days in this overly rated skin care routines beauty gurus tend to exaggerate over washing your face in the name of getting rid of bacteria and keep your face ‘clean’. But its not what your think. Over washing your face will make your skin more sensitive in turn will attract more bacteria. In turn your skin becomes over reactive to even good bacteria on your skin. There is this very informative post I have written here on smartgirls about how cleansing your skin actually works and how work are we about it.
2. Stop Using Alcohol based toners: The commercial toners that are available in the market are nothing but just alcohol. These alcohol based toners strip away even the essential sebum out of your skin can makes it more dry and patchy.
Over using this Toners will also makes your skin age fast and develop large open pores that are very hard to treat naturally. Ditch these chemical based toners and instead make your own with the help of this simple recipe.
3. Eat Greens:
No matter how well your take of your skin from the outside, if you eat junk your skin is still life less and dull. Eating food that is rich in iron and vitamin A will benefit your skin much better than other skin care cream in this world.
Eat green leafy veggies and Vitamin A rich foods a like carrots at least twice a week to maintain a healthy balance of iron and vitamins in your body.