It’s no secret that unclogged pores look smaller. But what can you do to cleanse your pores and decrease their size? If you have lots of money, the simple (and permanent) solution is laser treatments. But, if you are like the majority of the population and don’t have gobs of cash to spend on expensive treatments, you can find temporary fixes in your refrigerator and freezer!
That’s right. Your refrigerator and freezer hold the ingredients you need to reduce pore size in just a few easy steps. According to Redbook magazine, you can make a deep-cleansing mask with a few common foods. Mix the ingredients below into a thick paste and apply to your face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse after 20 minutes.
• ¼ mashed strawberries
• 3 Tablespoons plain yogurt
• 1 Teaspoon rice flower
Another option to reduce pore size is to soak a washcloth in a mixture of lemon and pineapple juice. According to Wiki How, the juices contain powerful enzymes that can help shrink pore size, as well as purify and brighten skin tone. Just put the juice-drenched washcloth over your face for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
If you don’t want to smear food or juice all over your face, try using ice. Wrap a couple ice cubes in a thin washcloth or small towel. Hold the ice over your pores. The frostiness will temporarily shrink pore size and help delay natural oil production that can cause acne.