If you have larger pores it seems like they get clogged easier, not to mention they don’t always look the greatest depending on your skin health and tone, etc. Going to a beauty spa offers expensive methods that often use harsh chemicals, but we have a natural, cheap way to help!
First of all, if you have larger pores, it’s definitely nothing to be embarrassed about, but lots of people who have larger pores like the idea of shrinking them if possible. And it is possible.
What causes larger pores?
Sometimes, it’s just genes. Also, ethnicity and gender can play a role. For instance, men usually have larger pores than women. Also, people with oily skin tend to produce more sebum, and this can cause larger pores.
Do pores open and close, get bigger and smaller?
Sort of. When sebum builds up inside the pores it can make them appear larger. So, technically what’s taking place here is that steam can help loosen the sebum that develops inside pores. After the sebum gets flushed out, pores look smaller.
In other words, prior to the steam, the pores were stretched out like water balloons filled with water and then after the water in the water balloons get released they are deflated (smaller). One may say the balloons were always the same size, they just appear bigger or smaller.
Regardless, what we tend to care about is the appearance, so yes, we can make our pore appear smaller.
What can you do to shrink the appearance of your pores?
You can walk into any CVS or Rite Aid and purchase a cosmetic product that may or may not help, but they are usually infused with chemicals that are harmful. Sometimes, these chemicals are known cancer-causing agents.
Rather, we recommend the following natural remedies …
#1. Natural Face Cleanse Recipe
- 1 natural lemon, freshly squeezed
- ½ cup natural cucumber juice
- 1 cup rose water
This has natural vitamins and enzymes that can shrink the pores and tighten the skin.
#2. Egg White Face Mask Recipe
- 2 organic egg whites
- 1/2 organic lemon, freshly squeezed
Apply the mix on your face and let it sit for 10 minutes so that it’s completely dry. You can re-apply up to four times a week.
#3. ACV Natural Astringent Recipe
- 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
- 8 ounces filtered water
This works great for shrinking larger pores on your face, while it restores the skin’s pH balance. In addition, the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties will help knock out any acne problems that you have.