How to Shrink Pores Naturally

October 16, 2012By

Having large pores on the skin can cause a variety of skin problems like acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to shrink skin pores once they are enlarged, but there are some things you can do to prevent them from looking enlarged. One of the best and most effective ways of minimizing the size of your pores is to keep them clean and clear of debris, dirt and oil, plus keeping the skin firm and tight would also help “shrink” your pores. Here are some of the best ways to shrink pores naturally:

 Natural Pore Shrinking Techniques

Photo of an orange used to shrink skin poresFollow a healthy diet. Make sure to include lots of citrus fruits or Vitamin C-enriched foods in your diet. You can also choose foods that are rich in Vitamin A and K and some quality proteins. It is best to avoid greasy or deep fried foods because they can cause your skin to be oily and oily skin attracts more dirt and debris causing clogged pores. A healthy diet should include berries, yogurt, green vegetables and fish. Eating a healthy diet will help your skin to become firm and tight which controls the size of your pores.

Try a regular skin regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing with natural skin care products. You can cleanse your skin by using organic soaps that contain oats and cucumber to remove dirt and debris. Next you need to use natural skin scrubs like strawberry seeds, sugar or whole oats to penetrate and deeply clean your pores. Using a natural skin toner would help restore your skin’s natural pH level and finally a good natural moisturizer that contains Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil or Macadamia Oil would leave your skin hydrated, moisturized and tight. This skin regimen would only take a few minutes and should preferably be practiced twice a day (in the morning and before going to bed) to keep your pores looking small and clean.

Use natural face mask to deeply clean your pores. You can apply a mask to your face to draw out dirt from deep within the pores. It is better than harshly rubbing the skin which could cause damage and may lead to further skin complications. Try mixing almond meal with water to make a natural mask and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Use additional skin care products like antioxidant creams to reduce the effects of overexposure to sun and pollutants. Antioxidants help fight the signs of skin aging and prevent skin cell damage. Natural examples of antioxidants found in face creams are Vitamin A (Retinol, helps normal cell reproduction), Vitamin C (helps boost collagen production for firmer skin) and Vitamin E (effective for smoothing out rough patches on the skin).

Getting the Needed Results

By following these simple yet effective tips you can get the appearance of cleaner, clearer and smaller pores in as little as a month. Remember, keeping your pores clear will prevent the clogging of pores as well as further skin complications. It is best to use products that contain natural or organic ingredients because they are gentler and safer for all skin types.


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