Why do we need to take care of our poor pores?
Our pores, the often neglected and even ignored components of our skin, are what we see on the surface of our skin and below which our follicles live. Below the skin’s surface is where sebum is produced and pores are the openings through which this natural oil seeps out. This process can lead to our pores’ appearance being quite large and can often result in dirt accumulation and blackheads.
By minimizing the size of our pores, we keep dirt away and blackheads at a minimum. Here are some tips and natural ways to tighten and shrink these active little skin openings.
REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP EVERY NIGHT
I know. It’s late, you’re tired and you just want to go to bed. But do yourself a favor and take that extra minute or two to wash off the daily grime that has converged on your face. Keeping makeup up during slumber clogs your pores and creates more oil below the surface.
Pores tend to look enlarged when they are clogged with oil and impurities. Proper cleansing is not enough! Consistently exfoliating will do wonders to diminish the size of your pores by banishing dead skin cells that can widen pores and thicken oils that get trapped inside the pores on your nose, cheeks and face.
Put away that wallet... You can actually make a natural scrub at home by mixing dried orange peels with grounded almonds. Not only does this homemade scrub remove dead skin cells, it also cleanses and tones the skin to help you achieve that coveted natural glow!
EGG ON YOUR FACE…A GOOD THING
Here's another amazing and inexpensive homemade mask that effectively gets those pores nice and tight. Mix a few drops of lemon juice with one egg white until well blended. Apply evenly to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Remove gently with a warm facecloth.
DON’T JUST EAT YOUR PORRIDGE
Another equally effective mask for pore reduction uses oatmeal. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt (plain is best). Let it set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Mixture will be pasty. Apply to your skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Your kitchen faucet is a definite ally in helping you wage the large-pore battle. Drinking water helps eliminate toxins which ultimately reduces the size of your pores.
Following these easy tips and inexpensive home remedies, will ensure beautiful skin and a healthy and smooth complexion.