The pores of skin are normally not all that much visible unless we look at the skin too closely or with the help of a magnifying glass. However, there can be some cases in which there are large pores on the skin. Although they are not very much threatening but can prove to be quite unpleasant and annoying. Usually the people who happen to have oily skin have the tendency to develop such pores. This is because when the pores are filled with sebum and debris they stretch out and become more visible.
It may not be wrong to say that one of the most aching problems found both in men and women in our society, is having large pores. They do not only look unpleasant, but also tend to get blocked more easily than smaller pores so should be treated at the earliest possible. In most cases they appear in the T-zone which is the forehead, nose and chin. Their exact causes are unknown but it is believed that they can be out of aging as well as genetics.
Although it is not quite possible to actually shrink the size of these pores, but certain steps can be taken to make the large pores appear smaller. Below given are some of the remedies that can prove to be handy in camouflaging them:
- Tomato masks are good and effective home remedies for large pores as they not only reduce pore size, but also lighten the skin tone as well. Sliced tomatoes with seeds removed and mashed are applied on the face for a period of ten minutes followed by washing with warm water. People with dry skin type, may add a little pure yogurt to the mask to take care of dryness.
- Egg white coupled with orange juice enhances complexion and can work miracles on your skin since orange juice is considered as a natural bleaching agent. A mixture of the two applied on your face and left for twenty minutes can have amazing effects.
- Baking soda reduces pore size and also helps in removing the dead skin cells that might have caused blocking the pores. Two tablespoons of baking powder mixed with water and the paste is to be gently massaged on your skin surface in circular motions.
- A paste of salt and buttermilk applied for 20 minutes and washed with lukewarm water scrubs away the excess oil, collected dirt and dead skin cells from the pores while lactic acid in buttermilk helps in minimizing large pores by mildly shedding off dead skin cells.