Blessed are those who have smooth and clear skin throughout their life time. We are all born with smooth skin, but with time, pollution and chemical badly affect our skin making it dull, spot full and lifeless. We encounter several skin problems.
Open pores is one such problem that affect the skin. Open pores are small opening in the skin that help the skin to perspire. But it takes the shape of skin issue when it enlarges and assembles dirt, and give rise to blackheads, acne and pimples. There is no permanent solution for this problem. Fortunately, there are several face packs that help to treat open pores. Best part is that they are all homemade. Try these homemade packs to witness clean and clear skin.
10 Homemade Face Packs To Treat Open Pores:
Chickpea & Turmeric
Chickpea and turmeric are wonderful for skin. Turmeric is anti-microbial and besan cleans dirt and remove dead cells. Both the ingredients work well to treat open pores. Take the following ingredients to prepare the pack: 1 tablespoonChickpea, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon curd, and 1 drop of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and keep it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Apply the pack in clean face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash with water. Rub an ice cube on your face and apply moisturizer.
Honey & Lemon Juice
Honey is good for a number of skin problems. It effectively moisturizes skin and also possesses anti-microbial qualities. And lemon juice acts as an astringent to close open pores. To prepare this pack, you just need to mix 1 tablespoon of honey with ½ tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. Apply the pack while massaging with finger tips in circular motion. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Tomato is highly nutritious food. It not only nourishes the skin with vitamins (A & C) but also acts as natural antioxidant and astringent. Prepare these pack at home by mixing 1 ½ tablespoon of tomato juice and ½ tablespoon seaweed powder. Mix them in a blender and directly apply on the face. Let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash off with water.
Green tea is also a good source of antioxidant. It contains tannin that helps to remove toxins and dirt from the skin. All you need to do is mix 1 tablespoon of green tea powder with 3 tablespoons water. Let the mixture to rest for few minutes. Now blend an egg white with 2 teaspoons of flour and mix with the green tea mixture. Apply the pack on clean skin.
Curd & Gram Flour
Curd is another natural ingredient that helps to close open pores. Add 2 tablespoons of curd with 1 tablespoon of gram flour. Apply the mixture on the skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. Repeat this twice a week to cure open pores.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar also acts as a natural astringent and toner. It is very easy to use apple cider vinegar on skin. Mix apple cider vinegar with water. Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and dab the cotton ball on the skin. Leave it for 20 minutes. It tightens the pores and also maintains the ph balance.
Baking soda acts as a tonic to remove dirt and oil. It also helps to reduce open pores. You can prepare a simple yet effective homemade pack using baking soda. Mix baking soda with water to prepare a paste. Apply it on the skin. Leave for few minutes and then wash with water.
Yogurt helps to reduce open pores. It is rich in lactic acid that removes dirt and dead cell from the skin. You can use yogurt directly on the skin. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.
Papaya contains enzymes that not only remove dirt but also help to cure open pores. Papaya also nourishes and tightens the skin as it is high in essential vitamins. Take a slice of ripe papaya. Mash it in a bowl and directly apply it on the skin. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes and wash off with water.
Fuller’s Earth & Rose Water
Fuller’s Earth or multani mitti effectively cures open pores. This pack is good for combination to oily skin. Do not use this pack frequently if you have dry skin as it soak up excessive oil from the skin. Just add equal portion of Fuller’s Earth with rose water and form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the skin, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.