It is important to keep large pores clean so that the skin retains its glow and remains healthy. This is done by regular exfoliation and application of face packs.
The size of the pores can be toned by special creams that are products of repute. L’Oreal Paris has a range of products, for instance, that assures you that large pores can be effectively closed.
Besides the several hundred products available for closing large pores, you can make effective face packs using ingredients available at home. They are generally very easy to create and do not burn a hole in your pocket. In fact, right at home, you can create face packs for different types of skin, namely oily skin, dry skin, aging skin and combination skin.
Cucumber pack For Face
Grind to paste one cucumber along with one cup of oatmeal. To make a paste that is convenient to apply, mix it with
Yogurt if the skin is oily
Milk cream of the skin is dry
Apply on the face for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
Honey Honey for your Face
Wash your face clean and apply honey. After 30 minutes, wash off with warm water. Then wash again with ice cold water. This helps close the pores effectively.
Turmeric Face Pack
This is ideal for people with dry skin. Two tablespoons of turmeric is mixed with pure castor oil to make a paste that is easy to apply. Wash the face clean and apply the mask. Keep it on for an hour and wash it off. Applying the face pack once a month will ensure that your skin remains glowing.
Sandal Face Pack
Mix together half a cup of rice flour, two teaspoons each of turmeric, almond oil and sandal paste. To this add a little water to get the required paste consistency. Apply on the face and wash off after 20 minutes. Traditionally, gram flour is used for this face pack. (Application of this face-pack is a mandatory ritual, for the bride, during an Indian wedding.
Fruity Face Pack
This is the easiest to prepare. It is meant for dry skins. Mash well one apple or one papaya, a few grapes, a couple of bananas or avocado and apply generously on the face and neck. Wash off after 30 minutes, first with warm water and then with ice-cold water to effectively close the pores.
Anti Aging Face Pack
Cut a lemon into half. Squeeze the juice of one piece on one egg white. Apply overnight and wash off next day with warm water.
Instant Face Pack
This simple, but ingenious formula of face pack can cure blemishes permanently. All you have to do is to allow warm milk to curdle by adding 4/5 drops of lemon juice over it. Apply this curdled milk on your face every day, for 10 minutes, before your bath and watch the blemishes disappear soon.
Rose water is an effective skin toner. Applying it after a face pack ensures that your skin remains firm.
Face packs are important to keep the pores of the skin closed. There are several hundred products available in the market and most of them are effective in keeping the skin healthy. However, you can create a home made face-pack that is no less effective, out of simple ingredients available at home.