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A lot of people have large or open pores on their skin. These pores become a beauty concern for many women as these are thriving bed for problems like acne, blackheads and whiteheads. These particularly appear on people having oily skin.

Excess production of sebum when comes in contact with dirt and bacteria, tends to clog the pores of your skin. All the more, the blackheads on it make these pores look more visible and large.

Excess exposure to sun is one of the main reasons behind large skin pares. This is because sun exposure damages collagen and thus, reduces skin elasticity of pore canals. Ageing is another factor responsible for open and large skin pores. Other factors include genetics, poor skin care and stress.

These large skin pores can be reduced with several home-based treatments. These are not only effective but safe as well. Let us take a look at a few of them.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural astringent and skin toner. Therefore, it tightens the skin, shrinks large pores and maintains skin’s pH balance. Also, apple cider vinegar contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and thus, helps in curing acne breakouts.All you need to do is mix equal portions of raw apple cider vinegar and water together. Now soak a cotton swab in this solution and then apply it on your face. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse off well.Follow this remedy every day before hitting the bed. Finish with a good moisturizer. Do it for a few weeks for promising results.

  1. Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s earth, known as multani mitti in Hindi, is also a useful remedy for open and large pores. It basically absorbs excess oil and exfoliates the skin too. Moreover, it lightens scars and blemishes and soothes sun-tanned skin.Mix a little rose water in two tablespoons of multani mitti to get a thick paste. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.  Once it is semi-dry, scrub it off and then wash your face with cold water. Apply this mask at least two times in a week.

  1. Lemon

Lemon juice consists of citric acid, which helps in exfoliating the skin and minimizing large-sized pores. Lemon also improves complexion by bleaching dark spots.Take one spoon of organic honey and mix it with juice of one full lemon. Dab this concoction your face and let it dry. After 15 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy on a regular basis.Alternately, mix two tablespoons each of lemon juice and tomato juice together and then, apply on your face. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash off. Do it four times in a week for about a month.Besides, you can also apply a mixture of one teaspoon each of lemon juice and cinnamon powder. Wash off your face after around 20 minutes. Follow it daily for about a month.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is known for its soothing properties. Besides, it also acts as an astringent, which can help in shrinking large pores. Cucumber basically improves the texture of your skin and thus, gives a radiant glow.All you need to do is grate a piece of cucumber and then squeeze it to extract the juice. Now dip a cotton ball in this juice and then apply it on your skin. Let it sit for around 20 minutes and then, wash it off with cold water.

Besides, you can also add some rose water or lemon juice in some cucumber juice. Stir well and apply it on your skin using a cotton swab. Let it stay for about 15 minutes and then, rinse off your face with cold water. Follow this remedy on a daily basis to get a clear and clean skin. Once your pores shrink, your skin will look much younger and radiant.


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