How to tighten and shrink pores for good

Even toned and clear skin is the best makeup anyone can have. Enlarged pores can ruin the appearance of the skin and they can be difficult to deal with. Here’s a list of simple home hacks that can be used to reduce the appearance of pores.

Ice Ice baby
Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin piece of cloth and rub it over your face. Ice tightens the skin and shrinks the pores.

Plain natural curd
Lactic acids and probiotic bacteria found in natural curds help keep the bacteria that cause pores in check. It also works as a good cleanser that will remove the impurities and keep the face clear. Apply a thin layer of natural curd on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and this can be repeated once every week.

Egg whites and lemon
Egg whites are known to tighten skin and control excessive oiliness. Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C and can help even out the skin tone. Whisk an egg white and add a tsp. of lemon juice to it. Mix thoroughly and apply it on your face. Wait till the mixture is dry and rinse with cold water. This can repeated every week.

Cucumber juice
Cucumber is a natural astringent, and helps shrink pores. It also refreshes the skin because it is high in water content. Grate or blend a cucumber and extract the juice. Apply this with some cotton all over your face. Leave it on for 15–20 minutes and rinse it. This can be repeated as many times as you want in a week.

Clay mask
Clay has the ability to absorb impurities from fats and oils. Mix Fuller’s earth (multani mitti) with rose water or plain water and make a smooth paste. Apply it over the face and leave it on for 20 minutes or until it dries completely. Rinse it off with cold water. This remedy can be repeated once a week.

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