How to Shrink the Appearance of Large Pores – 2 DIY Skincare Recipes to Shrink Those Pores

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The market is saturated with a bunch of blackhead-obliterating solutions and products which claim to do almost everything from shrinking pores size and to make pores basically vanish, what is truly achievable? Is it possible to literally shrink pores or simply get them to appear minuscule? What causes them to look bigger?

“Pores can maximize in size as a result of sun exposure, since you destroy the collagen and elastic tissue which often is the structural support for the skin. Devoid of the support, the pore become larger or increase in size.”

The bad news is, you can’t literally shrink the size of your pores (blame it to your genes). But on the other hand, keeping your face thoroughly clean with clogged pores under control, it’s likely that nobody could tell how large they actually look like.

The most basic do-it-yourself recipes are effective in reducing the oil, bacteria and layer of dirt that leave perhaps even the tiny pores appear large and hideous. Ridding yourself of blackheads – that happen to be basically the clogged pores – has never been so simple, inexpensive and all natural.

And by using the honey which is known to be a great humectant, I could guarantee your skin won’t wither, particularly the temperatures begin to rise. Honey additionally open up the pores making sure that these natural acids can sweep in and extensively clean up your face.
Do-it-yourself solutions and fuss-free products have been proven helpful for several years, and we learn certain ideal routines to adhere to for quick, DIY skin soothers like the recipes below:

Pore Minimizer scrub Recipe:

  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 drops lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and start using this scrub on the affected area every other day for 3 – 5 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm or tepid water and apply the Apple Cider toner/astringent. (Check the recipe below).

Skin care:

  • Cleanse. Properly. The key to keeping pores in check is making sure they’re clean. The dirtier they are, the more visible they are. Use something gentle, so as to thoroughly clean but not to overstimulate.
  • Exfoliate at least 2-3 times a week. Too much can aggravate the pores and make them produce more oil. Something with light amounts of AHAs or salicylic acid is good, (although can be drying – see what suits your skin best), or a gentle cleanser/scrub combo might be the way to go.
  • After cleansing, TONE. Definitely tone. So important. This “closes” the pore and tightens it without drying it out. Check the Toner recipe below.
  • Moisturize and use sun protection; UV damage can further enlarge pores. And you, know cause cancer and stuff.
  • Apply masks that draw out impurities (things like sunscreen, makeup and grime can clog pores and make them more visible) should be a weekly routine .


Apple Cider Astringent/Toner Recipe:
Grab a clean container with a cap if possible and add these ingredients…

  • 1/2 cup of purified water
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Few drops of your favorite essential oils – (this is optional to get past the apple cider vinegar’s smell)
  • For extra power, add a few squeeze of lemon

Combine all ingredients and simply shake the mixture and use a cotton ball for application. You can place this toner in the fridge for future use. Apple cider vinegar is anti-bacterial and helps dry up excess sebum, removing dirt and debris from your pores. It also balances your skin’s pH level.

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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

arcelie cultura May 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

tnx for the informations. so helpful.
pls keep on sharing.

mae May 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

very effective, thanks!

Zinn Collection July 21, 2013 at 2:17 am

Hi there to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this web page,
and your views are nice in support of new users.

max coronel September 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

is it alright to use a tinted moisturizer a few minutes after applying the toner?

Calleigh September 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

yes, it’s fine to apply tinted moisturizer after your toner application, but let the toner set for a couple of minutes first so your skin absorbed it.

Gloria B. Obbania November 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thanks for sharing natural beauty remedies. Keep it up!

asma sheikh November 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Kindly tell me what is essential oil

Amna November 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Hi, can we skip apple cider toner and use another toner?

Prisca Dedicatoria November 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I belong to senior citizens already but I still care to look younger, or I may share them to my children and grandchildren.

jannatkhan November 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

dear mam & sir plz spic to hindi yaha kuch log english n smjh pate h

kachu govil November 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

can i use rose water with apple cider

devanshi November 28, 2013 at 2:11 am

how will we get apple cider vineger?

Calleigh November 29, 2013 at 8:11 am

You can get apple cider vinegar at your local health stores..

lakshmi December 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Can we use rose water as a toner!?? What are the other toner we can use!?!?

neeraja December 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

is it compulsory to use the apple cider vineger in that.

REKHAA December 26, 2013 at 2:27 am

Please tell me the remedy———my eyes and around the lips very much sweating in summer, so I can’t makeup my face properly. Around the EYES and Around the LIPS much much sweating, what is the remedy??????????????

roopa j k December 26, 2013 at 2:58 am

how to get rid of gap between teehs?

Calleigh December 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Yes, you need to use the ACV (Braggs) for best result

anu December 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

thnx…. plss keep sharing…

kharen December 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm

hi,,after the toning can we still use vitamin e as a moisturizer?

Calleigh December 27, 2013 at 3:08 am

It’s an awesome antioxidant, but it’s heavy, so if you are prone to break outs, it could make you break out more.

kirti goyal January 1, 2014 at 8:18 am

any other can we use…??

kirti goyal January 2, 2014 at 1:04 am

any other toner can also be used…??

lakshmi January 2, 2014 at 4:09 am

I cudnt find apple cider vinegar…pls suggest another toner!!!!

Komal January 7, 2014 at 12:57 am

Is honey helpful 4 oily skin. As my skin is very oily . N lemon doesnt suit my skin tone coz ive got a vry sensitive skin . Pls suggest smthng which is applicable n safe 4 an oily skin . Thank u

amor January 7, 2014 at 2:45 am

How many times do I have to use the toner in one day?

Calleigh January 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Morning and night is fine

amor January 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Thank you for your reply..

Jowi January 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

Hi, is redness after using both mixture normal? Thank you very much!

Calleigh January 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I guess you have sensitive skin, the redness might be caused by lemon. Try minimizing the amount of lemon and add more honey or yogurt to offset the acidity. But if this doesn’t help, this trick isnt for you.

shinu January 17, 2014 at 12:14 am

mam why don’t u rpl

Calleigh January 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

I dont know what was your question.

gurpreet January 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

mam pls tell me hw can i get rid frm my pimples ..every day i saw a new pimple on my face.. Ek pimple theek hota hai next ready hota hai pls tell me .waiting 4 ur rply.. :(

amrita January 18, 2014 at 2:44 am

the qus was that i have a small
pimples on my face which is
permanent kind off doctor said
that this happen becoz of sun and
this pimples cn only be gone by
burning treatment bt that is very
expensive i had take that
treatment bt agn that pimplez
come plllzz suggest me sumthing

Calleigh January 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

I cant really give my opinion since I don’t know exactly about your case. If those are regular pimples, you should re-evaluate your eating habits to start with. Acne/pimples are triggered by different factors and each body reacts differently. No matter how you treat your pimples, if you don’t treat the main cause, they will keep on coming back.

abhinita January 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Can i use rose water instead of ACV

Zora Caculba February 2, 2014 at 3:01 am

I have a lot o scars on my leegs. Any cream or lotion? To get rid of it. Pls thank you

Mary Anne February 2, 2014 at 4:36 am

Can i use plastic bottle with cap instead?

Calleigh February 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

@Mary anne,
What is that plastic bottle with cap? I didnt get your question.

sonia March 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

Can we use white sugar insted of brown sugar???

Calleigh March 6, 2014 at 4:20 am

Yes, you can

trupti March 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

:-) nice

priya March 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm


Kriti March 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Can apple cidar vinegar toner be stored at room temperature? Plz reply ASAP.

Calleigh March 25, 2014 at 4:23 am

Yes. you can store it at room temperature

Surbhi April 12, 2014 at 3:04 am

Hi… My skin is v v sensitive … No cream… Bleach … Facial ever suited me… Plz suggest something … Wat should I use on my face on regular basis .. Which cream or sunscreen … Whenever I tried something I always got rashes.. Spl on my cheeks .. Also something for pigmentation

Vandana April 12, 2014 at 5:56 am

Hey! Can we use white sugar instead of brown?

light April 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

Please help me i have many small warts in my face,what to do?

saba April 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Instead of apple cidra vinegar what we can use

sarika April 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm

is it compulsory to use brown sugar ? plz reply soon

Calleigh April 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

the brown sugar is for exfoliation purpose

Calleigh April 14, 2014 at 10:31 am

Yes, you can use white sugar

chaitra June 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

does normal vinegar or non -fruit vinegar work?

Abida June 3, 2014 at 4:09 am

can i use normal honey instead of raw honey ?

Calleigh June 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

Try using the white vinegar instead

karthika June 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Hi Calleigh,
All your tips are very good and effective, tnx a lot.
Is rose water a good toner and is effective? Am using that instead of drug store one.

yashu June 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm

i like this all tips tahnks aloat

anusha June 7, 2014 at 3:53 am

Hylo mam i am 21 i have oily skin uneven tone blackheads nd whiteheads can u plz sugest me any remdy?

Calleigh June 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

If you have oily skin like me, I would prefer to use a toner with ACV. This is really good in balancing your skin Ph. What to do is mix 1:1 ratio of your homemade rose water and ACV.

Calleigh June 7, 2014 at 9:19 am
gulshan ara August 11, 2014 at 1:20 am

I love ur page
Plz giv me tips for freckles I m going to married after 2 month
Plz plz plz

Calleigh August 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

@Gulshan Ara,
If your skin is not sensitive, just keep on rubbing lemon wedges on the affected area on regular basis. Soon, the freckles will fade out.

Genevive De Leon September 23, 2014 at 6:47 am

Can i use olive oil instead?

Calleigh September 23, 2014 at 7:14 am

@Genevive de leon,
There was no carrier oil being mentioned on the ingredients, so your question about using olive oil instead confused me.

samapti September 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

mam apple cider vineger is not available in my city…plz tell me d home madrecipe ..plz

Calleigh September 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Here’s the homemade ACV recipe:

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