Treat open pores with these 4 amazing home treatments
Pores are the breathing mechanism for our skin. They let all the harmful toxins out and let only pure air in. Pores are also responsible for keeping our skin soft and moist so that sun and other external particles don’t damage the skin too much.
They also contain essential oils that keep out skin soft and breathing. But when hormones produce more than required amount of oil, that oil secretes through the pore and mixes with external things like dust particles and bacteria etc. This can cause the pore openings to clog and shutdown due to accumulation of this harmful mixture of oil and dust.
The free flow of the oil stops and it leads to enlargement of the pore itself and if that happens on the face, it causes acne. Similarly, when the pore gets enlarged and the mixture of dead skin cells and oil are exposed to air, they oxidise and form a blackhead.
But you don’t have to worry about removing those blackheads and getting rid of that acne. Just treat the root of the problem, the open pores and you will experience significant difference in your looks. Also don’t try those highly advertised creams and face packs, try the home made treatment given below and save your face and skin from harmful chemicals.
1 Turmeric powder and Gram Flour
Directions: Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour, half tablespoon of turmeric powder with 1 table spoon of curd and 1 drop f olive oil, forming a paste. Let the paste cool down in a fridge for 20 minutes. Put the paste of your face and leave the pack for 25 minutes. Wash it off with water and you will find your skin moisturised and glowing.
Turmeric powder’s anti-oxidant properties and gram flours cleansing properties, when mixed with curd, give you the perfect balance of moisturization that your face needs. It is sort of an age old remedy to clean and open up clogged pores of skin.
2 Honey and Lemon Juice
Directions: prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of honey, half tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and half tablespoon of sugar. Apply this on your face very gently using circular motions and wait for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warmish water.
Lemon Juice’s natural enzymes reenergise the skin, tightening it and exfoliating the skin to make it smooth and shiny. While honey prevents the production of excess oil in the skin and it also shrinks the open pores but cleaning them.
3 Baking Soda
Directions: Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and make a paste using some cold water. Apply this on the face for 30 seconds, gently massaging it on the face in circles. Finally wash it off using cold water.
One of the all-rounders of home remedies, the baking soda cleans the skin by removing the dead skin cells and opening the pores. This makes the skin smoother and softer. Baking soda also reduces the production of excess oil by neutralising the skin pH value, giving it smoothness and shine.
4 Tomato Juice
Directions: Make a paste by mixing 1 tablespoon of tomato juice with 3-4 drops of lemon juice. Apply this on the face for 15 minutes. Then wash off the paste by using cold water.
The astringent properties of tomato helps tighten open pores and remove oil from the face. It is also full of vitamins and its anti-oxidant properties prevent blackheads.