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
 

1. Besan and Turmeric powder

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
 

2. Curd and gram flour

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
 

3. Cucumber with rose water

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
 

4. Oatmeal-based face pack

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 an antimicrobial agent. Rose water helps in balancing the pH levels of your skin, in 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.