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10 Easy Steps to Minimize Your Pores

Large pores can have a dramatically negative effect on your appearance. They are caused by excess oil in your skin. The pores open wider to let the oil out. When dirt mixes with the oils, it clogs the pores, making them stay big.  Fortunately, your pores don’t have to stay that way. Here are ten easy steps you can take to reduce the size of your pores and make yourself look young again.

1. Don’t Use Acne Products that Contain Peroxides, Alcohols, or Acids

These products might tighten the skin and reduce the size of the pores, but the effect is only temporary. Harsh astringent acne care products encourage the oil glands to over produce, leading to a long term increase in the size of your pores.

 2. Exfoliate With A Quality Sugar Scrub

Sugar has been used since ancient times for skin care. The natural acids provided by sugar smooth lines, shrink pores, remove dead cells, and remove dirt.

3. Make Your Own Pore Shrinking Mask

Making a homemade skin care mask is easy. Use 2 egg whites, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and mix together. Apply it to your face, and leave it there for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off using warm water, and then use witch hazel to finish cleaning larger pores.

4. Limit how much make up you wear on your cheeks or areas that have large pores.

Using heavy foundations can clog your pores and make them look even larger. If you have to wear make-up during the day, remove it as soon as you get home.

 5. Try Microdermabrasion

You can do this at a spa or use a home kit. Microdermabrasion uses tiny grains to remove the surface layer of your skin. It is used as a medic al procedure, in salons, and can now be performed at home.

 6. Use An Alcohol Free Toner Daily

An alcohol free hydrating toner closes pores and prevents infection by blocking the absorption of bacteria. After cleaning your face, apply the toner using a cotton ball or pad.  Blot the skin to dry.

 7. Use the power of steam

Steam pulls dirt and oil out of your pores, making them appear smaller. You can go to a spa for this, or do it at home by putting a towel over your head and holding your face over a pot of boiling water. Do this for 10 minutes, and repeat two to three times a week.

8. Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Tomatoes and Cucumbers have astringent properties that tighten the skin and reduce the size of pores. Mash up a tomato or cucumber with a fork, mix with yogurt, and apply to clean dry skin. Let it site for 20 minutes and wash off with a warm, wet towel.

9. Splash Your Face with Cold Water

Cold water shrinks and minimizes pores. You can splash cold water on your face, take a cold shower, or rub an ice cube on your face before going to bed.

10. Use A Pore Minimizer

Pore minimizers use natural ingredients to reduce and minimize pores. Products such as Revitol Pore Minimizer combine the properties of several key safe and effective ingredients to minimize the appearance of pores.
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3 Responses to “10 Easy Steps to Minimize Your Pores”

  1. thanku says:

    good tips. seems like it’s best to not wear any makeup though…

  2. Jannet Lightfoot says:

    It’s interesting how the applying cold vs heat in the medical world is used for different purposes. For example, how the cold minimizes pores and then the heat pulls out oil from the pores. Anyway very insightful tips, I’ll be sure to try them all out.

    • danny says:

      I took notice to that as well. The variation in temperature can do a lot. From my experience using something like steam is probably your best option for unclogging and opening up pores so that the dirt and debri can be removed.

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