How To Make Face Skin Pores Smaller


The main reason for the appearance of large pores on the face is the excess production of oil from the sebaceous glands. The first thing advisable is to visit a dermatologist if you encounter any of the skin problems. In this article, we are providing you with some of the home remedies that will help your skin pores look smaller.



Steam and Ice to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

You Need:

1. Hot water

2. Washcloth

3. Lemon juice

4. Ice cubes


Fill a bowl with hot water. Then, keep your face over the bowl for about 3 minutes. Dip the washcloth in lemon juice and cover your face with it for about 60 seconds. Wash your face but only with water. The lemon juice will help to tighten the skin on your face and make it look clearer. It also helps to shrink pores. 

Next, take about 3 ice cubes and run them over your face, especially over the larger pores. Do this for about half a minute. The ice cubes along with the steam will help to make face skin pores smaller.

Aloe Vera Formula to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

You Need:

1. Aloe Vera gel

2. 2 eggs

3. Warm water


Separate the egg whites from the two eggs and mix it with the Aloe Vera gel. Apply the mixture onto your face and remove it after a few minutes or when it starts to crack. Warm water should be used to remove the mixture. The eggs help to reduce the size of large pores. 

Tomato Juice to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

You Need:

1. Tomato juice

2. Cotton balls

3. Sandalwood powder or calamine powder



Tomato juice by itself can be applied onto the skin. It should be left on for 20 minutes and then remove with a cotton ball. In case you wish to tone your skin and make the pore smaller, you can mix either sandalwood powder or calamine powder with the juice and then apply it onto the face. 

Papaya should be mashed and the mixture should be applied onto the pores on the face with a cotton ball. Once the mixture dries, rinse your face with warm water. 

Honey and Sugar to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

You Need:

1. Honey

2. Lemon juice

3. Sugar

4. Lukewarm water

5. Milk Powder (optional) 

Honey in itself can be applied onto the skin for purpose of reducing the size of large pores. It will also tighten the skin and make it clearer. 

For better results, mix honey, sugar and lemon juice. Once the mixture is slightly thick, massage it onto the face gently. After about 15 minutes, rinse the mixture off with warm water. 

Another good option is to mix honey and milk powder together for the purpose of reducing the size of large pores on the face. 

Oatmeal Face Pack to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

You Need:

1. Oatmeal

2. Gram flour

3. Lemon juice

4. Rose water

5. Curd


While gram flour and oatmeal work together to make the skin clear and tight, mixing the above mentioned ingredients together help to reduce the size of large pores. It also improves the complexion. 

Other Mixtures to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

Buttermilk and salt can be mixed together to make a paste and then massaged onto the skin.
Put about 5 ice cubes in a washcloth and press the cloth onto the large pores. 

Commercial Products to Make Face Skin Pores Smaller

Oil Free Cleanser: Find a cleanser that is not only oil-free but also consists of glycolic acid, salicylic acid or tea tree oil. This cleanser must be applied onto the face twice a day. Salicylic acid is considered to be the best and helps to minimize pores easily and quickly.


Skin Exfoliator: Next, use a good exfoliator to get rid of dead cells that settle on the surface of the skin. For best results, carry out the exfoliating procedure at least thrice a week. This will help to keep pores small.


Use an oil-free toner to remove the exfoliator. This will purify the skin and keep it fresh. Toners also help to reduce the size of large pores on the face by tightening them.

Face Gel: Apply a gel onto the face that helps to minimize the size of pores. A number of products are available in the market today. 

Mattifying Cream: Apply a Mattifying Crème onto the face after the above mentioned procedures have been carried out. 

So, these were the few home remedies for making the skin pores look smaller but even if in case these are ineffective then you should visit a dermatologist as s/he will be able to suggest other treatments like laser treatments, chemical peels or light treatments which help to clean pores. This makes them look smaller.


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This was so helpful and easy! Do you have any articles on rehab?
by Maryellen     19-Feb-2012

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