How to Reduce Pore Size

By 10 February 2017

Toning to Reduce Pore Size

Toning the skin after cleansing or exfoliating is an excellent way to close the pores and tighten the surrounding skin tissue, reducing the visibility of clogged and enlarged pores. A simple astringent or alcohol based toner used liberally after cleansing or exfoliating will help prevent enlarged pores. For a quick fix, you can also use cold water. This is a temporary solution, but if you have a special date or event and want tightened pores for a few hours, rinsing your face with very cold water will tighten the pores and make them less noticeable.

Citrus Toner

Take half of a lemon or lime and one small sized orange. Add 3/4th cup of rubbing alcohol to this. Blend in a mixer until it is pulverized. Strain and transfer to an airtight container. This toner can be used every day after cleansing your face and before application of makeup to minimize the pores.

Ice Cubes

Ice cubes are excellent for shrinking the pores and they are an instant remedy that can be used before you use your makeup. This will help in leaving the skin smooth looking and also prevent the makeup from entering the pores and cause problems like acne and infections.

Take an ice cube and after washing your face thoroughly, rub it all over your face and neck for a few minutes. Ice cubes will constrict the blood vessels and pores and will give an even looking and less porous skin before you apply makeup. This can be done every time after you wash and clean your face so that dirt and grime do not enter the large pores.

Tomato Toner

Tomato paste or juice can help to cure large pores problem in a fast way. Tomato has excellent astringent qualities, which help to eliminate extra oil and shrink the apparent size of large skin pores. Place the paste or juice of tomato on your face for 20 minutes and wash off.

Other Home Remedies to Reduce Pore Size

Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal (when used as a face mask) is an effective and natural way to fight the problem of huge pores. Since oatmeal is known to be hypoallergenic, it does not clog pores. Make a mask containing oatmeal, honey, apple cider vinegar to minimize pores, tighten skin and enhance your skin complexion.


Honey is famous for its medicinal, cosmetic and healing properties which makes it a favorite among most people. It can be used on the skin for natural toning and closing of the pores and also reducing the excessive oiliness of the skin which is among the main factors for open pores in the first place.

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