Skin pores are like small pits on the face that appear like an orange peel—not an attractive image! These pores cause the face to look dull and aged.
People with oily skin are prone to this problem, thanks to excessive sebum production. The pores can also lead to complications like blackheads and acne, which mar the way you look. Factors like stress, genetics, and unhealthy skin care also give rise to open pores.
The skin loses its elasticity as you age, making the condition worse. There are many ways to minimize the occurrence of skin pores. The market is full of products that claim to offer relief. But, why spend so much when the solution can be found in your kitchen shelves?
The home remedies in this article can help to reduce or diminish pores effectively and cheaply. Believe it or not, they work wonders.
- 1 tablespoon of warm honey
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 3 drops of lemon juice
After cleansing your skin, massage into pore-plentiful areas for 3 minutes. Keep those circular motions going until your fingers cramp up, or the 3-minute buzzer goes off. Then rinse with lukewarm water, emphasis on the “luke” as hot water opens up pores.
Now, it’s time for our Awesome Apple Astringent:
In a container of your choosing, preferably something with a cap, add
- 1/2 cup of purified water
- 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
- It’s optional, but you may also want to add a couple drops of lavender essential oil to get past that whole vinegar smell
- And for extra power, you can include a squeeze of lemon
Refrigerate this, and whenever you need it (or at least twice a day post cleanse), shake up and tone with an organic cotton ball or piece of soft fabric.
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.