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6 Simple Natural Tips to Clear Clogged Pores with Home Remedies: How to Treat Large Pores

Updated on July 17, 2014

Home Remedies for Large Pores

Enlarged pores can cause your complexion to be unattractive and unsightly. The two main causes of larger pores are your age and most unfortunately, genetics. There are a number of simple natural tips below to clear clogged pores.

Large pores are likely to run in your family, so if you have an immediate family member who suffered with large pores when they were young, the chances are you will too. There is little you can do about that.

Skin pores are vital. They provide the skin with natural oil keeping it moisturized so it remains soft, supple and youthful looking. More importantly, you breathe and perspire through your pores. Don't curse your pores, you can't do without them.

Pores become a problem when they are inflamed or blocked with dirt and bacteria making them expand and resulting in noticeable pores.

If you were born very oily thick skin, your pores will likely be more noticeable and pronounced.

Tip 1-Tomatoe Juice Tightens and Shrinks Large Pores

This couldn't be simpler and more accessible. I am sure there are tomatoes in your kitchen right now.

How to use it Tomato juice to tighten pores

  • Squeeze out the juice of one ripe tomato.
  • Using a wad of cotton wool, apply this juice all over your face concentrating on the areas with large pores or clogged pores.
  • Keep the juice on for at least half an hour then rinse off.

For extra effect put some calamine powder in the tomato juice, it will help tighten up the


Tip 2 -Egg Whites to Reduce Pore Size

Egg whites help to tighten the skin and can be used often

How to use egg whites to improve the appearance of your facial pores.

  • Whip the whites of 2 eggs
  • Add a teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice.
  • Apply liberally over the face.

This simple mixture helps tighten your skin and gives the appearance of reduction in pore size. The lemon juice helps loosen the dirt and oil in clogged pores so they are easier to cleanse.

Tip 3 - Honey Face Mask for Tightening Facial Pores

Honey and Milk have been used for skin care for millenia. Cleopatra of ancient Egypt reportedly maintained her beauty with regular milk and honey baths. Honey has some unique medicinal properties and has been used for wound healing and treatment of respiratory ailments.

In addition, honey reduces the skins production of sebum which in turn reduces the number of clogged pores.

How to use honey to tighten facial pores

Honey can be used alone as a face mask to tighten facial pores.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons of honey and apply as a face mask, massaging gently.

  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with lots of warm water.

  • Use a light moisturizer afterward.

Facial pores can never really be shrunk but they can be made a lot less noticeable. The pores become enlarged due to age, sunlight and the natural reduction is skin elasticity due to age.

Causes of Visibly Larger Pores

As your skin becomes thicker, some cells agglomerate around the edges of some of your pores resulting in attention being drawn to them.

Being overweight or having frequent weight swings also predisposes you to having large facial pores.

Weight reduction using natural products could be of great help.

When the pores become infected bacteria can collect in them.

If you don't cleanse regularly and effectively you may get clogged pores which will lead to blackheads and acne flare ups.

Tip 6- Use Selected Products

The sixth tip is to use a skin program such as facial the Davinci Combo Cloogged pores kit

It consists of five different products for facial pores including

  • Clogged Pores Strips
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Mud Masks
  • Peel off Masks and
  • Sauna Masks

There are many other products available at Amazon and other stockists that you can use at home to clear up your clogged pores.

Other methods to help reduce facial pores

Tip 4 - The Tropical fruit pawpaw

Use mashed paw paw ( papaya) as a face mask. The fruit contains many enzymes that help

digest and soothe away dirt, sebum and acne causing bacteria.

This way the appearance of your skin is improved and less attention focused on the facial


Tip 5- Quick Pore Reduction

The quickest way to reduce pore size is to rub ice over the affected area. It slows down oil production and shrinks the pores immediately.

The effect is very short lived, only a few hours.

So although it is not a long term solution, it works well for parties, interviews and any other situation where appearance is critical and smaller facial pores will make a difference.

Ways to Treat Large Pores at Home

Although there are no sure fire ways of shrinking large facial pores, thorough cleansing will get rid of the bacteria, dirt, dead cells and other debris that make them stand out on your face.

I have put together some natural home remedies for facial pores that can help you improve the look of the pores on your face.

Ways to treat large pores

Why not try these simple natural tips to clear clogged pores. They are home remedies and can be easily worked into your regular beauty regimen.

Lots of luck


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      uma 3 years ago

      I tried it . It was nice

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      pot 3 years ago

      I will try, and hoping it will help

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      Chuga 4 years ago from Africa

      Thanks Sarah for dropping by.

      I love using natural remedies, they are more cost effective and less harmful.

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      Sarra Garrett 4 years ago

      Voted up, useful and shared! Great hub on natural remedies.

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      Chuga 4 years ago from Africa

      Honey is great for facial skin care. Combine the honey with milk for a luxurious mask that will hlp with clogged pores.

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      Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

      Great hub! I am always looking for natural ways to deal with health and skin issues and will give these a try. Think I'll try the honey one first.