Even if you take good care of your face, large pores can always appear, which makes the appearance of spots on your skin bigger. If these large pores and unsightly spots bother you, below are some good ways to shrink them.
Method 1 of 3: Treatment to Shrink Pores
Step 1. Wash your face every day, being careful not to over-wash it
Pores enlarge when they become clogged with dirt, oil, or bacteria, causing them to become inflamed. Washing your face regularly but not too often - once in the morning, once at night - will help keep your pores looking small and feeling better.
Step 2. Apply ice cubes on your face
Gently apply the ice cubes all over your pores for 15 to 30 seconds. This will give your skin a firming effect.
Step 3. Make a paste of baking soda
Makeup experts believe in baking soda, as it can help reduce the appearance of pores while eradicating acne at the same time. But if you have very sensitive skin, use baking soda with caution, as it can irritate your skin.
- Mix equal parts baking soda and warm water (2 tablespoons each) to make a paste.
- In a circular motion, gently massage the paste into the pores for about 30 seconds.
- Rinse with cold water.
Use this regimen as part of your normal face wash routine, every night, for 5 to 7 days. After a week, reduce the regimen to 3 to 5 times per week.
Step 4. Wet the washcloth with lemon and pineapple juice
Hold the washcloth on your face firmly for one minute. Then rinse your skin with warm water. Lemon juice and pineapple juice contain natural enzymes that tighten and tighten as well as cleanse and brighten the skin. If you have sensitive skin, apply a moisturizer first to ensure that the orange doesn't burn your skin. Lemons in particular have the ability to clean and shrink the appearance of pores.
Step 5. Use a mild scrub
Scrubs, as opposed to washing, usually contain very small beads or other massaging ingredients (think finely ground apricot kernels, for example) that help unclog pores. Certain scrubs that light Can be used every night instead of washing your face.
If you use a scrub instead of washing your face, use a scrub instead. Don't wash your face after using it; just choose one. Over-washing your skin can cause irritation and redness, making any attempt to shrink pores almost useless
Step 6. Try a yogurt mask
Unsalted yogurt (pure yogurt without any additives) contains lactic acid and probiotics, which when applied to the skin, help protect the skin from bad bacteria that cause acne, thereby reducing the appearance of pores.
- Apply a thin layer of plain yogurt all over your face and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. More than 10 minutes can irritate the skin.
- Use only once a week. As with most masks, the less you apply the better the effect, so don't be fooled into thinking that you need constant exfoliation.
Step 7. Eat healthy
Eat a diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Drink lots of water, not drinks that contain lots of sugar and caffeine. Do not consume excessive milk, because it contains hormones that can aggravate acne.
- Consume lots of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B-. Vitamin C can help reduce stretch marks, scars, and wrinkles, while vitamin A has the same benefits.
- Oranges can make skin firmer and rebuild collagen, which helps increase your skin's elasticity and shrink the walls of your pores. Tangerines also have the same effect.
Step 8. Use alpha and beta hydroxy acids, or AHAs and BHAs
AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants, not natural. These ingredients weaken the binding properties of lipids (a kind of fat that doesn't dissolve in water), which keep dead skin cells on the outermost part of the skin intact even after the outer skin has to be exfoliated. BHAs act better by actually penetrating the pores because they are fat-soluble, which means they can remove any oil or sebum in your pores.
Use chemical peels like AHAs and BHAs every four to six weeks. Again, just because you do it more often doesn't mean it's better for your skin
Method 2 of 3: Treatment to Disguise Spots
Step 1. Use lemon's amazing ability to reduce blemishes
The citric acid in lemons attacks the pigment in your skin that is responsible for causing red or black spots, and disguises them with your skin tone. Lemon juice will make blemishes less visible, but it can also lighten your skin tone and make your skin prone to sun damage, so always wear sunscreen when you go out.
- Mix tomato juice and lemon juice together and apply it on the face with a cotton pad regularly. Wash off with cold water after 10 minutes. This mixture will reduce blemishes and brighten every facial hair over time.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric. Wash off with cold water after 10 minutes. If applied regularly, this mixture is very beneficial.
- Rub the lemon zest and a little sugar on your skin. Let stand for 10 minutes then rinse with cold water.
Step 2. Use sandalwood powder mixed with water to reduce blemishes
Mix sandalwood powder paste with water, then apply it on your face. Leave it for 10 to 20 minutes then rinse with cold water.
Step 3. Rub papaya peel or banana peel on your skin
Leave it on for 15 minutes before you wash it off with cold water. Your freckles will become smaller and/or less noticeable.
Papayas and bananas contain the enzymes papain and bromelain in addition to other acids that help reduce the presence of spots
Step 4. Use rosehip seed oil
Rosehip oil is very effective at removing red spots, and can be applied to the face in low doses for 15 minutes daily before washing off with cold water.
Method 3 of 3: Professional Treatment and Treatment for Pores and Spots
Step 1. Take prescription medication
Your dermatologist or doctor will be able to show you medications, both topical and in pill form, that may completely treat your acne within a few weeks.
Step 2. Try dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is basically a procedure when the doctor scrapes off the top layer of skin, or epidermis, with a diamond needle or a very fine wire brush, thereby "softening" the irregular skin. Dermabrasion is a good method for spots caused by acne.
Try microdermabrasion. Same as dermabrasion, but with lighter equipment. A gentle scrubber is applied to the epidermis, thereby reducing blemishes and promoting collagen production
Step 3. Try dermaplaning
Similar to dermabrasion, except the dermatologist does not scrape the skin to remove the outermost layer of skin, but by "shaving" the skin through a series of alternating movements.
Step 4. Get rid of your spots
Your city's beautician will have a high-frequency machine that uses an electric current to kill the bacteria that cause inflamed spots. A small electrode is run on the spot and the spot will appear smaller in a few hours.
You can also buy a Zeno device, which has the same functionality as this high-frequency machine. The only difference is that this device uses a battery and can be gripped by hand to run it
Step 5. Get a cortisone shot
The dermatologist can inject cortisone into the spot, which will reduce the swelling within a day. However, it is usually seen as a last resort when your skin cannot be treated with other treatments
- Before you start, make sure your hands are clean.
- Don't let the lemon juice get into your eyes, because the citric acid can irritate your eyes.
- Always remember not to pick your spots. Any type of skin irritation, even a minor one, will irritate the area where it occurs. The best way to prevent potential scar tissue from forming is to touch your face as little as possible. Your hands have a lot of natural oils that your skin produces, which can clog your pores and end up producing even more blemishes!
- Make sure the products you use are not expired or rotten.
- Before you start, make sure everything you need is within your reach.
- Some products for the skin can also be used, a good brand is Neutrogena.
- Do not try all of these remedies at the same time. Try one tip and if it doesn't seem helpful, try another. Doing it too much can make your face worse.
- Don't over-steam your face! This can cause dry skin and even burns. * Avoid vacuuming your face with a pore cleanser. This will only result in greater pore irritation and increased bacterial growth, which means more breakouts.
- If any of these methods cause discomfort or pain, discontinue use. Pain is your body's way of telling you to stop.