5 Ways To Reduce Your Pores

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We all wish that our pores look smaller. But a little do we know that pores do not actually grow or shrink, but they appear to be larger when they're clogged.

There are things you can do to minimise the appearance of your pores. And in this article today we are here to discuss about the different ways to reduce the size of your pores.

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Did you know that genetic factors or environmental damage and aging also contribute to pore size. These pores become visible and seem to be larger due to the inadequate skin care and problems such as blackheads expand your pores more than required.

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Washing your face gently or using a steam treatment can be tried to reduce the size of the pores. You can also try a facial mask and wear the right makeup also helps the pores look smaller.

Read on to know more about the unique ways you can try to reduce your pores.

Exfoliate
You need to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This helps to remove the dead skin cells, dirt and debris from the skin. Never scrub your face too roughly or exfoliate the blemishes as it may cause irritation. The pores tend to expand due to excess scrubbing.

Use A Steamer
Make sure you use steam your face once a week. Studies reveal that steaming your face helps to open your skin pores and remove debris, oil and other impurities from your pores. Use a steamer for atleast 5 mins. When you are finished, rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat it dry.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Pores

Face Mask

The best time to apply a facial mask is right after steaming as the pores are open and the mask will be able to penetrate more deeply. Use clay masks as they are beneficial for blemishes and absorbing excess oil. Clay masks also help to shrink your pores. This is another way to reduce pores.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Pores

Use Witch Hazel Astringent
Use witch hazel as it is a natural pore-reducing astringent all over your face using a cotton ball. This helps to remove the residue from the skin and it shrinks the pores and helps to control oil secretion.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Pores

Use Aloe Vera

Moisturising and toning your face with aloe vera gel is the best remedy to reduce the size of the pores as aloe vera has natural pore-tightening properties. Apply this gel to your face and allow to dry. Wash it with cold water. This helps to reduce the size of pores.

Read more about: beauty, skincare
Story first published: Sunday, November 1, 2015, 23:40 [IST]
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