Let’s get down to the pore! Large and open pores are not just one skin woe you have to deal with. They invite breakouts and are a reason for blackheads and whiteheads on your face as well. The over secretion of sebum on your skin is the reason your pores become enlarged and more visible, but they can be minimised with some natural, homemade face masks.

These face masks work on tightening your skin and minimizing the pore size so your face looks smooth and virtually poreless. Can’t wait to try these DIY face masks and shrink those pesky pores? Take a look.  

 

Egg white mask

Egg white mask

You will need:

  • Egg white
  • Lemon juice

How to:

Lemon acts as an astringent and cleanses your skin of oil and dirt while egg white helps shrink and unclog the pores. Whisk one egg white in a bowl and add the juice of half a lemon. Mix both well and apply evenly on your face using a face brush. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes and follow up with a moisturiser.

 

Papaya mask

Papaya mask

You will need:

  • Papaya
  • Gram flour
  • Rosewater

How to:

Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which works on exfoliating the skin and shrinking the pore size. Gram flour cleanses the face and rose water acts as a toner to combat large pores. Mix one cup mashed papaya with two tablespoons of gram flour and add a few drops of rose water. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and moisturise.  

 

Banana mask

Banana mask

You will need:

  • Banana
  • Honey
  • Olive oil

How to:

A banana, honey and olive oil face mask is an excellent remedy to fix visible pores as it deep cleanses, tones and tightens your face, while also leaving it moisturised. Mash one banana and add one tablespoon each of honey and olive oil in it. Mix and apply on the face. Let it stay on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. Repeat once a week.

If you want to shrink those pores and don't have time for elaborate DIY methods, allow the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask to take care of it. By absorbing dirt and impurities from the pores this mask will reduce the appearance of large pores.