Effective Homemade Packs For Clogged Pores

Written by Team BBSep 16, 2023
Effective Homemade Packs For Clogged Pores

Large, open pores on your face can totally ruin your otherwise perfect look? We all know how it feels when you look into the mirror and see those big pores stare back at you, especially around the nose region. Even when you apply makeup, all the foundation and concealer tend to get settled in those pores. But enough is enough! Don’t let your pores make you feel unattractive anymore.

Every inch of the skin on our body has pores, be it the face or our legs. These pores secrete oil to the surface of our skin. The oil that is secreted from the pores keeps the skin hydrated, nourished, and well protected from harmful microorganisms. Apart from that, an adequate amount of perspiration is required for the body to release all the excess salts and water, all of which is prevented by clogged pores. We’re here to help you get rid of those clogged pores with these home-made face pack recipes.

 

1. Besan and Turmeric powder

FAQs about clogged pores

Besan and turmeric powder are well known for their skin benefits. Besan is known to absorb all the impurities that clog and enlarge the pores. Turmeric, on the other hand, evens out the skin tone and deals with all the harmful bacteria present on the skin on account of its antibacterial properties. Yogurt is known to act as a toner and moisturizer for the skin.

All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon Besan (gram flour)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 2-3 drops olive oil

 

Method:

  • Make a smooth paste from all the ingredients and keep it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Apply the pack all over your face, avoiding the eyes and the lips.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes and then, rinse it off with water.
  • After rinsing, rub an ice cube onto your face and then, apply some moisturizer.
  • Apply this paste twice or thrice a week for about two months in order to witness amazing results.

 

2. Curd and gram flour

FAQs about clogged pores

Yogurt is a moisturizer that also tones the skin. This face pack can help in reducing the size of the pores, if used regularly. Gram flour, on the other hand, helps in opening up the clogged pores and in toning your skin.

All you need is:

  • 2 tablespoons of curd
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour

 

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together into a paste.
  • Apply it onto your face and let it stay on for about 15-20 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
  • Apply this face pack twice a week for more effective results.

 

3. Cucumber with rose water

FAQs about clogged pores

Cucumber has Vitamin E and natural oils that help in hydrating and nourishing the skin. The astringent properties of rose water help in tightening the skin’s pores and in fading fine lines and wrinkles away. Cucumber also helps in brightening your complexion.

All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • Cotton ball

 

Method:

  • Prepare the solution by mixing cucumber juice and rose water together.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the solution onto your face and neck region.
  • You can either keep it on overnight or rinse it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
  • You can use this face pack as regularly as you wish to.

 

4. Oatmeal-based face pack

FAQs about clogged pores

Oatmeal cleanses your skin and also helps in dealing with the build-up of oxidative stress, on account of the antioxidants present in it. The acidy lemon juice, on the other hand, acts as an astringent and antimicrobial agent. Rose water helps in balancing the pH levels of your skin, toning it and in shrinking large pores.

All you need is:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Rose water

 

Method:

  • Grind the oats into powdered form.
  • Add lemon juice, honey and some rose water to the oats to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this mixture evenly onto your face and leave it to dry for about 15 minutes.
  • Wet your fingers and gently scrub off the pack using circular motions.
  • Rinse your face with water.

 

5. Cinnamon and aloe vera mask

FAQs about clogged pores

When it comes to skincare, how can we forget aloe vera? Known for its soothing properties, aloe vera will eliminate any irritation that clogged pores might cause. When combined with cinnamon, it works amazingly to unclog pores as well as remove blackheads.

All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1⁄4 cup aloe vera gel

 

Method:

  • To prepare the mask, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Apply it all over your face and rub in slow, circular motions for one minute.
  • After rubbing it evenly on the face, leave it on for ten minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

 

6. Lemon, honey and sugar scrub

FAQs about clogged pores

Here’s a scrub that combines three effective ingredients for skincare – honey which is a great exfoliator, lemon with its bleaching properties and sugar with excellent skin cleansing properties. This scrub is effective in removing debris from the skin, thereby unclogging pores.

All you need is:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Method:

  • First, grind the sugar into a powder.
  • Once you have powdered sugar ready, add the honey and lemon juice to it and mix well.
  • Scrub the mixture on your face, focusing on the chin and the nose where pores are more prominent.
  • Massage lightly for 2-3 minutes in a circular motion. After a few minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.

 

7. Green tea mask

FAQs about clogged pores

Now here’s an unlikely mask for unclogging those annoying pores. Green tea is filled with antioxidants, which fight radical damage. Moreover, it also contains enzymes that inhibit sebum secretion, which is associated with enlarged pores. Thus, this mask will not only unclog your pores but also prevent other pores from enlarging.

All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

 

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients and mix them well.
  • When the paste is ready, apply it evenly on your face and massage in circular motions for 2 minutes.
  • Leave it on the face for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off.

 

8. Oatmeal and baking soda mask

FAQs about clogged pores

Since oatmeal is rich in antioxidants, it works as a wonderful cleanser to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores. Baking soda too possesses exfoliating properties, which further adds to the effectiveness of this mask.

All you need is:

  • 2 teaspoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

 

Method:

  • Start by combining oatmeal and baking soda in a bowl.
  • To this, add a few drops of water to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste evenly on your face and gently massage it. Once it dries, wash it off with warm water and apply a moisturiser afterwards.

 

FAQs about clogged pores

FAQs about clogged pores

Q. How do you get rid of clogged pores?

A. All the homemade masks mentioned above are effective at getting rid of clogged pores. That being said, applying essential oils, exfoliating regularly, steaming your face and using topical retinoids helps.

Q. Does steaming unclog pores?

A. Yes, steaming opens up the pores on the face, thus helping you clear the buildup of dirt more effectively.

Q. How long does it take to unclog pores?

A. You can get rid of clogged pores in a few weeks if you follow a regular exfoliating routine, keep your hands off your face and avoid using thick products on your face that can cause clogged pores.

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