Here is a natural DIY pore tightening mask I like to use to minimize face pores.
The size of the pores is mainly due to genetics, so if you have big pores, start blaming your ancestors for it. Yep!
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Although experts agree that there is no way to reduce the size of your pores, there are actually things you can do to make them appear smaller.
Here are 15 things, according to experts, you can do/use to minimize the appearance of pores:
- Exfoliate the skin using salicylic acid
- Use a pore refiner toner for your skin type
- Facial masks made with clay to absorb excess oil
- Don’t wear makeup while you sleep
- Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen is important
- Use retinoids, vitamin C and Hydroxy Acid products
- Apply Niacinamide skincare products
- Steam your face once a week
- Try a facial
- Use a prime
- Try micro-needling treatments
- Buy non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) foundations
- Get a chemical peel
- Invest in IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments
- Make weekly natural face masks with astringent properties
The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends keeping the skin very clean.
Cleanse your face twice a daySource
Clogged pores or an oily complexion can make pores look larger. Cleansing twice daily can unclog pores, prevent clogged pores, and reduce oiliness. When cleansing your face, you’ll want to:
Use warm water. Hot water can irritate your skin, causing pores to look larger.
Gently wash your face. Scrubbing can irritate your skin, causing inflammation. When skin is inflamed, pores tend to be more noticeable.
Find a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser. Again, you want to do everything you can to stop irritating your skin and stop clogging your pores.
Let’s make the recipe.
How To Make A DIY Pore Tightening Mask At Home
I have added two more homemade face masks with ingredients that are efficient to tighten pores. You could try them on a weekly basis to see which one gets you the best results.
1. Pore Minimizer DIY Face Mask
Ingredients you need:
- orange juice from half small orange
- oatmeal (two or more tablespoons)
- is best to use fresh aloe vera gel from the plant (one tablespoon), but you can also use one tablespoon of organic aloe vera gel.
How to make it:
Squeeze the juice of half orange.
Extract the gel from the aloe vera plant. Find out how to extract aloe vera gel from the plant on this homemade aloe vera shampoo recipe.
Warm the orange juice in the microwave.
Crush the aloe vera gel with a fork or with a small blender. Now add it to the orange juice. If there are bits, use the blender until you achieve a smooth paste.
Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of oatmeal and stir well.
You could also make the mask using shop-bought aloe vera and ground oats.
If you find that the mixture is too runny, try adding more oatmeal until you get a perfect consistency. On the other hand, if you find that it is too thick to apply it on the face, add more orange juice or a little bit of water.
How to use it
Apply when it is still warm over cleansed skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Remove it using cotton damped in warm water.
Use it once a week, and remember that the longer you use it, the better the results will be. If you have any leftovers, keep them in the fridge for no longer than 3 days.
Why Are These Ingredients Effective?
The most effective ingredients to tighten pores are said to be those with astringent properties. These properties include reducing oil in the skin and unclogging pores.
The alpha-hydroxy acids present in vitamin C help to exfoliate the skin and minimize the appearance of pores.
Its astringent action absorbs excess oil and sebum, so the pores appear less clogged. It has anti-inflammatory properties and speeds up skin healing.
It is used in many skincare recipes due to its exfoliant properties. It is also an astringent, which is of benefit to oily skin.
2. Homemade Egg White Mask For Pore Tightening
Egg white is a natural ingredient great for toning the skin and temporarily reducing large pores. This ingredient facilitates the removal of dead cells and improves the health of the skin.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
How to make it
Combine the white of an egg with a teaspoon of cornstarch to make a creamy paste.
How to use it
When the mixture is smooth, apply a layer all over the face and leave it to work for 20 minutes or until completely dry. Finally, remove using warm water.
3. Simple Homemade Pore Refining Clay Mask
- 2 tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth Multani Mitti clay mask powder or pink clay powder
- 1 or 2 tablespoons of water
Mix two tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth clay mask with one or two tablespoons of water to make a thick paste.
Another way to make this mask is by using clay pink and water.
How to use it
Apply this paste to your face and leave it to dry. Once it dries up, remove it from the face with warm water.
Other Pore Tightening Home Remedies
1. Ice Cubes
Applying ice to the skin has several skin-care benefits, like helping to tighten pores. This is because the coldness of the ice improves the flow of blood, helping to temporarily shrink the pores.
To use it, wrap the ice cube on tissue paper or a thin cloth and rub it in circular motions over cleansed skin. Don’t overuse the icing method, or you could do more harm than good.
TIP – Use green tea to make the ice cubes. Green tea has powerful antioxidant properties, so you will be rubbing away wrinkles and fine lines at the same time.
2. Green Tea
Besides making ice cubes, what are other ways you use green tea to refine pores? Two words: scrub and toner.
DIY Green Tea Scrub To Refine Pores
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- jojoba oil or water
How to make it
This scrub is pretty straightforward. Empty the contents of an organic green tea bag into a bowl. Add jojoba oil until you get a smooth paste. Finally, add a teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and gently rub on the skin. Remove using cold water. If you don’t have jojoba oil, use olive oil or water instead.
DIY Green Tea Toner For Pore Tightening
- 1 organic chamomile tea bag
- 2 organic green tea bags
How to make it
Make a chamomile tea infusion and a green tea infusion. Mix the two of them and leave it to cool down. Transfer to a container such as a spray bottle and keep it refrigerated. Keep it for no longer than 2 or 3 days. If you want the toner to last longer you need to add a preservative.
How to use it
Shake well before use and spray every night over a cleansed face.
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How do you have any tips to make pores appear smaller?