A rundown of easy DIY skincare tips to tighten your pores and make your skin dewy and absolutely flawless.
Large, open pores is a rookie skincare mistake that can easily be avoided. Why do big pores matter, you ask? Not only do they take away from your natural beauty (and makeup only amplifies the problem); it is also a symptom is excess sebum, dirt and bacteria in your pores, which will lead to greater skin problems like acne and blackheads if left untreated. Not a good look for any lady! Most salons and spas offer facial treatments that take care of open pores, but you can easily deal with them at home as well.
If you’re looking for a quick fix before a night out on the town, ice is truly your best friend. Before applying your base makeup, take two or three ice cubes and rub them all over your face, taking care to cover the areas where your pores are most noticeable. Not only will it reduce the appearance of your pores; it will also give you a lovely, healthy glow.
To tighten your pores over the long run, it’s really important to tone your skin routinely. Along with shrinking your pores, toners also restore the pH balance of your skin and get rid of excess dirt after a long day. There are so many different products that get the job done, from micellar water to astringent, and more! Alternatively, apple cider vinegar makes for a great, homemade astringent. Mix it with equal amounts of water and then apply it to your face using a cotton pad. Allow the magic to work for a few minutes, and then rinse it off your face.
Exfoliation is another excellent way to reduce the size of your pores. Again, you can buy a face scrub from your local store, or make your own at home. We love the classic sugar scrub recipe, which is both easy and economical to make. Simply mix two tablespoons of sugar with one tablespoon of olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Gently massage the scrub into your skin for thirty seconds, and then rinse it off. Your skin will feel rejuvenated and your pores will be noticeably tighter.
Finally, we recommend a weekly clay mask ritual to combat large pores in the long run. If you want to make your own mask, take two tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth (also known as multani mitti) and combine it with rosewater until it forms a smooth paste of medium consistency. Apply this mask to your face, let it soak into your skin for 20 minutes, wash it off with cool water and then moisturise. If you commit to this treatment every week, you will notice a drastic difference in the appearance of your pores! You’re welcome, ladies.
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