Submitted by: Dr Tyng Tan
One of the factors that contribute to the overall appearance of your face are your pore size. The smaller the pores, better. When they increase in diameter which can be caused by constant sun exposure, poor skin care, smoking, improper diet, acne, skin dehydration, or hormonal changes, it is when the problem starts.
Aside from the unattractiveness that an enlarged pore size does on your face, it introduces dirt, grime and bacteria into your skin. This can lead to an inflammatory response which can cause other skin condition, with acne as the most common among these as the pores become clogged.
So better minimize those pores through these simple tips which you can do on your own!
One of the simple remedy for enlarged pores which you can do at home is through steam therapy. You pour boiling water into a basin and at a safe distance, about 14 inches apart; you place your face above the basin. Place a towel over yourself and the basin to contain the steam.
The steam opens up your pores and stimulates your skin to produce sweat. As the pores open the sweat helps remove the dirt and oil that is clogging it. Do this for about 15 minutes and then wipe of the sweat with a clean towel after you are done.
You then follow this step by washing your face with fresh lemon juice. The acidic ph of lemon juice can help tighten your face and minimize your pores. In addition to that, lemon also has antioxidant properties that will help cleanse the skin and the pores better.
If you continue to do this for the next two weeks, you will see your face become tighter, smoother and glowing.
Rubbing ice on your face can also tighten your pores. Do this for 5-10 minutes daily and over time you will notice your skin being tightened better.
Another way is to mix yourself your own facial mask that will help minimize your pore size. By mixing salt and buttermilk and make it into a paste, you apply this on your face particularly on that space where the enlarged pores are concentrated. You leave it on for 5-7 minutes and then wash it off.
Other kitchen finds that you can use as face masks include mashed cucumber and mashed raw potato. You can alternate the two and leave them on your face for 15 minutes. They can help clear your skin, lighten it and effectively minimize an enlarged pore size.
You can also use the mixture of 2 tablespoons oatmeal and half a tablespoon of buttermilk as a facial mask. You leave this on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it off, then you follow this with ice cube rub for better pore minimizing effect.
The juices of pineapple, peaches, papaya and tomatoes can be rubbed all over the face because these also have skin tightening properties. After you leave it on for a few minutes, you then rinse it with warm water.
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