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).
- 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:
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.