How To Unclog Pores On Face At Home?

By Amrutha

Clogged pores generally occur when sebum gets accumulated on the skin and makes the skin look dull and unhealthy. Thus for your skin to look healthy and clear it is important that you unclog the skin pores. Even when your skin is exposed to excess dirt and pollution, it gets accumulated with dead skin cells, which can ultimately clog pores.

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Though there are several ready-made products available in the market it is better to use chemical-free remedies to treat these. And the best alternative for this is homemade remedies.

clogged pores

Let us see some natural remedies with which you can unclog your pores and get clear skin.

Green Tea 

Green tea contains enzymes that will help in controlling the secretion of sebum, thereby preventing the clogging of pores. In addition to that, the catechins present in green tea are antibacterial and kills all the acne-causing bacteria. Green tea also tones the skin, eventually reducing the appearance of pores on the skin.


1 tbsp green tea powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp sugar

How To Do

Mix together green tea powder, raw honey, fresh lemon juice and sugar in a clean bowl. Apply this on your face and gently massage for at least 1-2 minutes in a circular motion. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with normal water.

Aloe Vera Gel And Cinnamon

The combination of aloe vera gel and cinnamon will deep clean the pores, thus unclogging it and leaving the skin clean.


¼ cup tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp honey

How To Do

Cut a fresh aloe vera gel and scoop out the gel from it. Add cinnamon powder and honey into the aloe vera gel and combine all the ingredients well. Apply this on your face and massage. Let it stay for another 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

Turmeric And Honey

Turmeric helps in lightening the skin and raw honey helps in cleansing and moisturising the skin.


1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp honey
1 tsp coconut oil

How To Do

Combine turmeric powder, raw honey and virgin coconut oil. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes rinse it off with warm water and moisturise your skin. Repeat this once in a week for better results.

Papaya And Pumpkin

Papaya and pumpkin contain enzymes that will specifically act on the dead skin cells that clog pores. These enzymes break down the keratin protein of the skin cells, thus making it clear and smooth.


½ ripe papaya
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tsp coffee powder

How To Do

Cut the papaya into small pieces and blend it to make a paste. Add pumpkin puree and coffee powder and mix all the ingredients well. Apply this mask to a cleansed face. Remove after 20 minutes by gently scrubbing it off in a circular motion. Finally, wash it with warm water.

Orange And Honey

Orange as we all know contains Vitamin C, which is a vital molecule that promotes healthy skin. It helps in collagen production which gives you fresh and clear skin.


½ cup honey
3 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp salt

How To Do

Mix all the ingredients together. Apply this on your face and massage in a circular motion. After 15 minutes rinse it off in lukewarm water. Repeat this at least twice a week for better results.

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