Of all the common skin complaints, the appearance of large, visible
pores is up there. It seems like no matter how much we clean and
moisturize our skin, those large pores are all we can see when we look
back in the mirror.
Large pores also attract dirt and oil, leading to unsightly blackheads
and breakouts that can take forever to go away. While some makeup
products can help conceal the look of large pores, they never fully make
Plus, covering large pores up with makeup only invites more blackheads
and pimples as this makeup can clog up the skin. Luckily, there are some
simple home remedies that have been proven to reduce the size of your
pores so that your skin can finally be flawless and smooth.
While all of these recipes work effectively removing large pores using
only two ingredients, we decided to add some extra ingredients for
1.Baking Soda & Water Mask
Thanks to the sodium bicarbonate in baking soda, this mask will tighten
pores, giving the appearance of smooth skin. Plus, the pH level in
baking soda will discourage future breakouts.
Simply combine equal parts of baking soda and water. Smear this mixture
on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then gently wipe this
mixture off with a wet towel.
2. Lemon Juice & Tomato Mask
Thanks to the acids in both tomatoes and lemon juice, this mixture will
kill dead skin cells while minimizing the size of your pores. You can
also use tomato as a natural acne treatment as well.
Form a thick paste with a few drops of lemon juice and two fresh
tomatoes that have been pureed. Spread this mixture evenly onto your
face and allow it to dry.
This will take about 15 minutes. Simply rinse this mixture off with lukewarm water when you are done.
3. Lemon Juice & Egg White Mask
In addition to tightening pores, this mask will also kill bacteria that causes acne and remove dead skin cells.
Whip up two egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Next, add a couple
of drops of lemon juice and carefully stir this in. Lightly smear this
mixture onto your face and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
To remove, simply rinse it off with lukewarm water.
4. Lemon Juice & Pineapple Toner
Pineapple contains enzymes that help break down dead skin cells while
tightening large pores. Lemon juice will also minimize the size of pores
while killing bacteria that causes acne.
Mix two tablespoons of pineapple juice with 3-4 drops of lemon juice.
Pour this mixture onto a facial towel and allow the drenched towel to
sit on your face for ten minutes.
When you are done, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
5. Lemon Juice & Almond Exfoliator
Almonds are high in antioxidants that encourage the regrowth of healthy
skin. They also minimize pores thanks to their smoothing texture.
Lemon juice acts as an astringent that will keep your face feeling clean and refreshed.
Grind a handful of almonds that have been soaked overnight to form a paste. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice and blend.
Allow this mixture to sit on your face for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a wet towel.
6. Cucumber, Lemon & Rosewater Toner
Lemon juice is antibacterial and cucumbers naturally calm down irritated
skin. Rosewater improves skin’s texture and tightens pores.
Grate a large cucumber that has been peeled. Add one teaspoon of
rosewater and about 4 drops of lemon juice. Pour this mixture onto a
facial towel and massage it into your skin.
After about 15 minutes, this mixture will have dried and you can rinse it off with lukewarm water.
If your large pores keep you from achieving beautiful, flawless skin,
try out any of these recipes. The size of your pores will decrease
dramatically and you will finally have the smooth and even complexion of