Consider yourself really lucky if you don’t get pimples and acne at all, especially around summer. On most people, acne leaves marks, but in a few, they tend to cause large facial pores. In this post, we would be talking about some excellent tips to reduce large facial pores caused by pimples.
1. Cleanse your face twice a day:
Cleansing your skin is an important part of the ritual. It makes the skin free from dirt, sweat, impurities and bacteria. Use a mild cleanser (our recommendation – Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser) twice a day to keep the skin clean and fresh. Cleansing the skin properly not only clears the oil and grime the skin, it helps clear the pores for further treatment products. Always wash off the cleanser with normal or lukewarm water. Never use hot water as it may dry out the skin, which can lead to excessive sebum production.
2. Exfoliate skin with a mild scrub:
Exfoliating with physical exfoliators does not affect the pores directly. However, it preps the skin for pore treatments by sloughing off the dead skin cells. Hence, opt for a mild scrub and use it twice a week to make your other treatments more effective. Here are some natural scrubs that you could try making yourself with easily-available ingredients.
3. Try Jamsu method:
Katrina Kaif made this Korean method to tighten facial pores popular in India. It’s a method to increase blood circulation and decrease face fat. It also reduces redness and size of pimples because it helps to soothe skin. In just 3 to 4 sessions, you will see that pimples have decreased and there are no marks either. This ice facial helps to tighten skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Here’s a step-by-step method to do this ice facial.
4. Use Ice Cubes to Shrink Pores:
If you think dunking your face into a bowl of ice cold water is adventurous, you can use ice cubes help in boosting the blood circulation and hence they make your skin glow. In addition, the regular use of ice cube tightens up the pores as well. Simply massage an ice cube over the affected skin twice a day. To boost the benefits of ice cubes switch regular water with cucumber juice, aloe vera gel, citrus juice, etc.
5. Go for AHAs and BHAs:
Opting for skin care products with AHAs and BHAs can make a vast difference to your skin. AHAs and BHAs not only slough off the dead skin cells but also enhance the skin texture by reducing pores. They help in speeding up the process of cell renewal as well. Thus, you can look out for AHAs and BHAs in facial cleansers, chemical exfoliants, exfoliating toners, etc.
6. Rosehip seed oil with rosemary essential oil:
Rosehip seed oil is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin E. Both of them help in tightening the pores and keep the skin radiant. On the other hand, rosemary essential oil is quite popular when it comes to pore tightening. To use, take 5-6 drops of rosehip seed oil and 1-2 drops of rosemary essential oil. Massage over the skin for a few minutes. If you have dry skin, leave it on overnight else you can wipe it off after 40-60 minutes. Do this every day for two weeks to reap maximum benefit.
7. Turmeric, lemon leaves and neem leaves:
Turmeric, lemon and neem leaves are quite effective in filling up the pores caused by pimples. Turmeric and lemon leaves boost the collagen production and tighten the skin while neem leaves treat blemishes and keep acne at bay. Take 3-4 lemon and neem leaves and grind them to make a paste. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to it and mix well. Apply the paste over the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes. Later, rinse it off with normal water. Apply the paste every alternate day for two weeks to reap maximum benefit.
8. Opt for clay masks:
Pore issues? Use a clay mask or a purifying mask twice a week. Such masks absorb dirt, impurities, oil and unclogs and tighten up the pores. In addition, a clay mask or a deep purifying mask keeps the skin mattified for a longer time. To make your facial mask work better, apply it only after cleansing your face. You can try any clay mask from this list for best results.
9. Tomato juice and yogurt:
The enzymes present in tomato juice and yogurt help in reducing the appearance of pores and tightens the skin effectively. To use, take an equal amount of tomato juice and yogurt. Mix them well to make a homogenous paste. Apply the paste over the affected area and leave it on for 30 minutes. Later, rinse it off with lukewarm or normal water. Apply every alternate day to reap maximum benefit.
10. Lemon, orange and pineapple juice:
The enzymes present in lemon, orange and pineapple juice help in getting rid of dead skin cells effectively. In addition, citrus juice tightens up the skin and reduces the appearance of pores. Not to mention, it clears out the blemishes and prevents further breakouts as well. To use, take an equal amount of lemon, orange and pineapple juice. Apply this mixture over cleansed and affected skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with normal water. For best results, use this juice concoction daily for two weeks.
11. Rice Water Skin Tightening and Smoothing Toner:
An extremely beneficial toner that you can use to tighten and brighten face – here’s a detailed method on how to make it.
12. Pore Tightening Face Pack with Egg White:
It’s a 2-in-1 face pack that will help you tighten as well as brighten face, as well as get reduce the appearance of pimples. Here’s how you can make this natural face pack.
You can also opt for prescribed medicines or treatments. You can try dermabrasion, dermaplaning or laser treatments to reduce pores. For these treatments or medicines, look out for a well-renowned dermatologist or aesthetician. In fact, you can also opt for a chemical peel to reduce pores.
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