People with oily skin tend to have larger pores because of the extra production of sebum, or oil, that comes out of the pores. Another reason for having larger pores is due to dirt trapped inside the pores that turn into blackheads, whiteheads or acne. Sometimes the pores become larger due to improper removal of blackheads and whiteheads, which stretches the skin pores even bigger. There are some remedies to use in order to help get rid of large pores and oily skin. Some make use of natural methods, while others make use of chemical and mechanical methods.
Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight in 2 cups of water.
Drain the water and remove the skins from the almonds.
Add small drops of rose water and use the back of a spoon to crush the almonds. Continue adding rose water until you achieve a thin paste consistency.
Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a towel.
Apply the almond paste all over your face and leave it on until it dries.
Rinse your face with warm water, making sure to remove all traces of almond paste. Almonds can return the elasticity of your skin, which can shrink the pores. Do this method once a week before going to bed.
Natural Facial Mask
Place 2 tbsp. of crushed pineapple into a small mixing bowl.
Get an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Add 1 tsp. of egg white into the mixing bowl.
Add a few drops of honey. Mix them all together.
Rinse your face with warm water. Pat your face dry with a towel.
Apply this natural facial mask all over your face and wait until it dries.
Rinse your face with warm water, making sure to remove all traces of the facial mask. Pat your face dry with a clean face towel. This can help clean the skin and return the elasticity of the skin, which helps shrink pores. Do this once a week before going to bed.
Other Routine Regimens
Remove makeup before going to bed.
Cleanse, moisturize and tone your skin every night before going to bed.
Use an astringent-based lotion or liquid as a toner to achieve good results.
Use camphor lotion and leave it on overnight. Do this no more than two times a week to prevent drying of skin.
Get rid of blackheads and whiteheads as soon as they appear. Do not let them penetrate deeper into your skin, which can make them harder to remove.
Do not use your nails directly to remove your blackheads and whiteheads, for they can leave marks and may cause infection. For best results, steam your face by putting warm water in a basin and put your face directly above the steam. Instead of using a basin with water to steam your face, you can also use a clean face towel soaked in warm water and then wipe on your face to allow your pores to breathe. When the pores open up, remove the blackheads and whiteheads by wrapping a clean facial tissue around the fingers on each hand. Then, pinch out the blackheads and whiteheads with your covered fingers.
- Do not use scorching hot water when steaming your face to prevent burns.