Homemade Pore Minimizer
Pores are normal part of the skin and exist as sweat glands, opening of hair follicles and oil gland. However, large pores are more likely to be clogged with bacteria and dirt which then causes the occurrence of acne, pimples and skin infections. In addition, clogged pores often cause the sebaceous gland to over-react, which in turn creates an oily skin. A pore minimizer is often used to resolve or fix these problems however commercial pore minimizers may contain harmful ingredients and are mostly expensive. In this article I am going to discuss some of the homemade pore minimizers and how they work.
What does a homemade pore minimizer work?
Most homemade pore minimizers works by removing bacteria, dirt and oil that clog your pores. Continuous application results to a cleaner pore which is crucial if the pore is to return to its normal size. They also shrink or minimize the size of the pore by causing inflammations/swelling of the pores creating an illusion of a smaller pore. That said however, if you pores are naturally larger it might not be possible for the homemade pore minimizer to reduce them any smaller then they usually are. It simply assists in maintaining the normal size of the pore.
Here are some tips on how to create some of the common homemade pore minimizers:
Lemon juice and Cucumber
You can decrease the size of your skin pores and maintain a smooth skin by making a paste of lemon and cucumber. This forms a caustic and astringent substance that is useful in the unclogging of the pores. To create it, you will need to add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice to the mashed cucumber. After you’ve mixed it, apply the paste on your face while lying down and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before washing your face with warm water. A regular application of this substance will eventually lead to a small and tight pore.
Pore Cleaning Strip
Pore cleaning strip is another homemade pore minimizer that helps in un-clogging blocked or clogged pores by removing oil and debris by using a film. You can develop one by mixing 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin with 11/2 tablespoon of milk. Afterwards put them on a microwave for approximately 10 minutes. You can then apply it on your skin using a cosmetic brush and leave it to dry for 15min. When you peel it of the oil and debris will be on the film.
Honey is known not only for creating a smooth and light skin, but also in the removal of dirt’s and oil from the skin pores as well as in the reduction or tightening of the large pores. All you need to do is to apply it on the skin for 10-15 minutes then wash it with warm water. For those persons with oily skin, you will need to add 3 to 4 drops of lemon juice to the honey.
Butter milk and salt
This is another of the budget friendly, quick and easy homemade pore treatment that is made using salt and butter milk. There is no exact measurement for this, all you need to do is to mix 1-2 tbsp of milk with ¼ cup of butter milk then apply it on the large pores. Leave it to dry for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. The result is just amazing.