For a smooth, glowing complexion, your pores just need a little help to all but disappear. We often troll the internet to find the best way on how to shrink the pores but technically, we can’t do anything about it. Our pores serve as pipes that line the hair shaft and their size is determined by genes. Meaning, there are some people who are predestined to have larger pores. But the good thing is, we can make them appear less visible or shrink their look by eliminating the real cause of the pore’s distension – dead skin and oil.
I know, I know, it’s kind of irritating to wash your face and after ten minutes, you glance in a mirror and gasp at the slight shine that is back. This happens because your cleanser is probably stripping your skin of moisture, which makes your oil glands work into overdrive to protect your skin.
You can stop the madness by using this no-shine facial treatment that will put an end to that vicious cycle.
1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeeze)
1 tbsp cornstarch
Sprinkle of salt
Why These Ingredients:
The astringent quality of the citric acid in the juice cleanses pores, thus salt and cornstarch combo will remove the oil without drying your skin. The overall results? Smaller-looking pores.
1Cut the orange into half and squeeze the juice over a container or a small bowl.
2Then, add the cornstarch and a dash of salt. Make sure to mix them thoroughly. Using a cotton ball/pad or a makeup brush, smooth the mixture over your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow with cold water to close the pores.