Herbal Remedies To Treat Skin Pores

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Is your otherwise flawless skin marred by open pores? And are no amount of skin care products bringing any difference? Then, what you need are herbal remedies for skin pores that could work for you.

However, before exploring more about the homemade masks for open pores, you need to know exactly what pores are. Pores are micro-openings on your skin surface, which allow the fluid to pass.

And these pores have a significant role to play. They are responsible for supplying your skin with the required natural oils, flushing out toxins and letting your skin breathe. It is when these tiny openings get clogged with dirt that they dilate and enlarge, leading to open pores.

Oily skin people tend to have more open pores, especially around the nose area where there are more oil glands. Factors that trigger open pores are age, hormonal imbalance, excessive makeup, using substandard products, amongst others.

What do the Ayurvedic masks listed in this article for skin pores do, you ask? Well, they essentially penetrate deep into the skin layers and help slough off the impurities, allowing open pores to close.

So, without further ado, here are kitchen ingredients/herbal remedies for open pores that would work like a charm.

Ice Cubes

ice cubes

Rub an ice cube along your face, and hold it for 20 to 30 seconds. It will tighten your skin and close the open pores.

Tomato Sugar Scrub
Tomato contains antioxidants which can shrink open pores and cleanse the skin of impurities.

Step 1:


Cut tomato in half, coat it with sugar granules.

Step 2:


Rub your skin with the tomato slice in a circular motion. Rinse when you are done. It will close open pores and slough off dead skin cells effectively.

Baking Soda
Baking soda not just comes handy in shrinking those nasty pimples, but it also amazingly minimises the size of open pores.

Step 1:


Mix baking soda with warm water. Whip it into a paste.

Step 2:


Rub it on to your skin in a circular motion. Do this for 30 seconds, and then rinse it off with cold water. Avoid this remedy if you have a hypersensitive skin.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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