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Best remedies to shrink and minimize your pores naturally

We need our pores. You wouldn’t be able to sweat and eliminate excess oils otherwise. So, if you’re not happy with yours, you can’t just make them disappear. Also, people with oily and mixed skin types are more likely to have visible pores. You can, however, make them smaller and less eye-catching.

There are natural remedies to minimize and shrink your pores. Don’t try them all at once or you might exhaust your skin further. Start with one, and see how it goes. If you’re not pleased with the results, you can then give another one a go.


Ice tightens the skin and shrinks pores. This remedy not only improves your skin’s appearance, but it also invigorates you.

  •  Rub ice against your skin for 10 to 20 seconds. To make it less messy, you can wrap a few cubes in a clean cloth and hold it against your skin. Do this a few times daily.
  •  Alternatively, you can wash your face with very cold water. Do this in the morning and evening, but don’t over-wash. More is not always better and too much washing can irritate the skin.

Plain Yogurt Mask

Natural yogurt contains probiotics and lactic bacteria, which help keep the bad bacteria that causes acne in check, therefore reducing the appearance of pore size. It’s also a good cleanser that will help clear and dissolve impurities in your pores.

  •  Stir the yogurt well and then apply a thin layer on your face.
  •  Leave on for a maximum of 10 minutes.
  •  Rinse off with cool water.
  •  Repeat this once or twice a week.

Yogurt is also one of the ingredients in my face mask recipe for glowing skin and is also one of the ingredients in my homemade facial cleansers.

Baking Soda Exfoliation

Baking soda will balance the pH of your skin and remove dirty particles from the surface of your face. If your skin is very sensitive, be careful when applying baking soda as it may cause irritation. Try a small area first and then proceed.

  •  Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of warm water, so you create a paste.
  •  Apply the mixture on your face using circular motions and massage gently.
  •  After 30 seconds, rinse the paste off with cool water.
  • Repeat the treatment every day for 7 days and then reduce the frequency to 3 to 5 times a week.

There are other 7 uses for baking soda as a kitchen medicine and you can also use it to fight cold and flu.

Egg Whites and Lemon Juice

Egg whites are known to tighten the skin and draw out excess oil, improving the condition of oily skin. Lemons are extremely versatile and can be used in many ways to enhance your health.

1. Whisk two egg whites.

2. Add the juice of half a lemon.

3. Apply the mix on your face and leave it on until it dries.

4. Rinse off with cool water.

5. Re-apply a few times a week.

You can also make a scrub by adding some oatmeal to the mix. Use an egg white and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and oatmeal each. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes and then perform a gentle scrub.

Cucumber juice

Cucumber is a natural astringent and shrinks open pores. It also refreshes the skin and gives it a new glow.

1. Extract the juice of one fresh cucumber (you can first grate it and squeeze out the juice or use a juicer).

2. Apply the juice on your skin with a cotton ball.

3. Let it work for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Cucumber is also one of the ingredients in my recipe for soothing gel for tired eyes.



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