There may possibly be nothing as embarrassing as having enlarged pores on a visible area of your body, especially your face. Enlarged or visible pores are often thought to be a result of having oily, dirty or old skin, though it may also be caused by genetics. No matter what the cause, the good news is that those enlarged pores can be shrunk right back down to size, and with items and ingredients that you may already have just sitting around your house. Try out some of these home remedies for shrinking your pores to help get that beautiful, glowing skin that you have always wanted:
The Tomato Juice Treatment
Tomatoes are so good for so many reasons, including the shrinking of pores. Grab some tomato juice and apply it to your face with a cotton ball. Leave the juice on your face for 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with cool water. If you add some sandalwood or calamine powder to the juice, you will expedite the whole process. Use this treatment every day and you should notice a difference within 2 to 4 weeks.
TIP: If you do have large pores, make sure that you always wash and rinse your face off with cool water, not hot water. The cool water will help reduce the production of oils, and it will help tighten up those open pores.
A “Sweet Treat” for Skin
Honey is great for improving the condition of your skin, including the shrinking of pores. Honey also helps reduce the oiliness of skin, so if that is what is the cause behind your enlarged pores this treatment is for you. The best way to do this is to apply the honey to your face as a facial mask, or you can choose to apply it to your skin with a touch of lemon juice and sugar added to it, just enough to make it a consistency that will make it easy to be applied to your face. Massage the mixture onto your face and then leave it for a few minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. Try to repeat this treatment every day for the best results.
The Papaya Treatment
Papaya will help tone up those pores and keep them in shape. Mash up a papaya and then apply it directly to your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. You can use the papaya treatment every day until you notice your pores have shrunk, and the use it every other day after that.
The Egg White Treatment
Almost everyone has eggs in their fridge, so this is one that is definitely worth trying. The egg whites actually have properties that help tone up your skin, which in turn will help reduce the appearance of your skin. As an added benefit, egg whites can also help improve your skin’s complexion. Apply the egg white directly to your skin and rinse it off after 5 minutes or so. Your skin will be glowing!