If you’re tired of using Benefit’s POREfessional face primer and it simply doesn’t work for you – we’ve got you covered. First, we need to begin with understanding what pores really are:
What Are Pores:
Pores are a structural part of your skin that cannot, under any circumstance, disappear.They can, however, get wider and deeper if they’re constantly clogged, or if you squeeze them all the time. This can also be why when you were younger, you never saw these pores on your skin. It is also important to remember that pores are genetically determined but you can minimize their appearance and effectively shrink them back to their normal, pre-stretched state with the right treatments. Which, lucky for you, we’re listing below.
How to Shrink Them Naturally:
1.Keep your hands off your face.
Unless you’re cleansing or in the middle of other skin care, keep your hands off! This will not only make sure that you don’t transfer any bacteria from your hands to your face, which can then enter your pores and clog them, but it will also ensure that your skin doesn’t break out so much. And remember, picking at your pores DOES NOT help!
2.Vitamin C and Aloe Vera:
We all have always heard the magical properties of Aloe Vera for your skin, but so does Vitamin C. Vitamin C aids healthy skin by killing the bacteria in your pores and can increase your immune system, rejuvenating your liver, which will break down the toxins that help form blackheads. Aloe Vera helps fight infections that build up inside the pores, as they are rich in enzymes that eliminate bacteria and reduce the inflammation of the blackhead. Here’s how to mix it with Vitamin C to make sure it shrinks your pores: Grate one medium-sized orange and blend with organic aloe gel. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Apply onto your face and leave it on for 15-to-20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water to see the magic!
3.Lemon Juice and Tea Tree Oil:
We bet you’ve read about the numerous ways Tea Tree Oil works wonders for your skin. It prevents the excess build up of unwanted oils and infections. It’s got great anti-inflammatory and disinfecting properties too. On the other hand, lemon juice is a great cleaning compound, which works well for pores which are enlarged by the cause of oily skin and blackheads. However, lemon juice is acidic and shouldn’t be directly applied to the skin. So here’s how you can create a natural toner: Mix a cup of lukewarm matter with five drops of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice, then spray onto your face. This will shrink pores and keep them unclogged for the rest of the day!