Enlarged open pores are a common problem and they can make your skin look unhealthy. They are openings of hair follicles and each one of the pores contains a sebaceous gland, which produces your skin’s oils. The pores are essential because that’s how oil and sweat reach the skin’s surface. Therefore, large skin can increase other skin problems, such as acne and blackheads.

There are many causes for enlarged pores, some of which are: genetics, skin type, age and sun exposure.

It is impossible to make enlarged pores disappear. However, you can make them look smaller. Here are some of the top tips on reducing the appearance of pores and getting the flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of.


Keeping the pores unclogged is the best way to minimize them. In order to unclog the pores you should use a clay mask. Clay masks are a gentle way to remove the water and oil from your skin. Apply a thin layer to clean skin, leave it on for several minutes, and you’ll notice dots of oil appearing through the mask as it pulls the grease out of your pores. Always look for masks which contain bentonite and kaoline.


Removing the surface dry skin cells are on of the most important thing you should do. Exfoliation is done by simply applying some cleanser on the face and scrubbing it with a gritty scrub. The more surface dry skin cells you remove, the less oil will stay in the pores.


Not removing your makeup is the worst thing you can do to your face. It can cause clogged pores, breakouts, irritation and rough skin texture, but most importantly, this habit leads to premature signs of aging, bacterial buildup and large pores.


Using natural masks is a great way to clean the clogged pores and give your face a treatment it deserves. This face mask can be easily prepared in your home:


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • several drops of acid liquid


Mix the ingredients and apply the mask on your face. Keep it like that for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.


Using a gentle, soothing toner to remove oil and traces of dirt and grime is necessary for oily or acne-prone skin. It will clean and unclog the pores, and reduce them in size significantly. Moreover, skin toners make the skin even.


Astringents are alcohol-based substance that has a tendency to shrink your pores. They remove any dirt or oil that is settled in the pores. The antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of many astringents will also help you prevent infections in the skin. Apply the astringent after cleansing the face. After the astringent dries out, apply a moisturizer.


Poor hydration leads to dry skin and wrinkles. When we sweat we lose a large amount of water, so it’s important to replace the water we lose. Big amount of water will cleanse your body from toxins and other harmful substances entirely. Moreover, water replenishes cells, improves circulation and hydrates skin from the inside out, making skin more radiant and supple.


Oil-free cleanser remove makeup and dirt from the skin without affecting the natural moisture of the skin. Rinsing your face with cold water is important because it shrinks the pores.


One of the best way to unclog pores on the face is with a steam bath, which is very easy to do. It will gently clean the pores and rehydrate your skin.


  • lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • hot water
  • washcloth


Pour the hot water in some large container and hold your face over it for 5 minutes. When you finish with this, apply the lemon juice on your face with the washcloth and rinse it well. In the end massage your face with the ice cubes.


Vitamin C helps treat and prevent acne by nurturing and protecting your skin. It functions as a skin barrier to fight against free radicals and it can reduce blemishes and keep your pores clear. You can ingest vitamin C through food or as a supplement, or you use a topical vitamin C formula. Vitamin C helps produce elastin and collagen which are essential proteins needed to make new skin.

You should have in mind that only if you practice all of these methods you will get the  best results.

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