A face with large open pores doesn’t look good but it is very common if you have oily skin.
Acne on oily skin usually leaves scars and large pores behind.
It’s not easy to get rid of them completely but home made recipes are very useful here, said a blog published in Stylish.in.
Cleanse your face with a mild face wash.
Then splash ice cold water over your face or alternatively rub an ice cube wrapped in a towel over your face.
Cold ice constricts the facial muscles for a while and this action can shrink the pores temporarily.
Then pat dry. You can then apply fresh lemon juice over your face, that is, if you do not have an extremely sensitive skin which is allergic to lemons.
Lemon juice acts as an astringent which helps to close the pores.
After cleansing your face you can apply a spoonful of milk of magnesia.
Keep it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and finish it off with a splash of cold water. This pack also helps with acne.
Egg whites are not just skin-tighteners but also excellent pore-shrinkers. Beat an egg white.
Add a tsp of lemon juice to it. Then apply it evenly over your face until it dries and tightens around the skin. You may skip using lemon juice if you wish and use only a well-beaten egg white on your face. Wash it off with tepid water and a splash of cold water.
Soak a few almonds in water. Grind it to a paste with water. Add 2 tsp of lemon juice and apply it to your face.
Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off as usual. This also lightens your complexion.
A combination of tomato juice and butter milk is not only good for treating suntan but its astringent action also works well to tighten the pores.
You can even apply plain buttermilk with cotton wool on your pores; this helps with freckles too.
Another recipe is to crush lettuce leaves and extract its juice, add a few tsp of lemon juice and apply it to your face to be washed off after 20 minutes.
Blend apricot and tomato pulp to a paste and apply this mixture to your face.