Smaller pores not only make your makeup products glide on smoothly but also result in smoother skin and even tone. If you’re looking for a fool-proof solution to tighten your pores, then here’s a DIY face mask recipe you need to try right away.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

diy pore tightening face mask using tomato baking soda

Step 01:

Take a fresh tomato and squeeze the juice out.

Step 02:

Mix together two tablespoons tomato juice and baking soda. Stir well to create a smooth paste, not too runny.

Step 03:

Before you apply the mask, make sure you’ve cleansed your face well. Then, apply the mask evenly, using your fingers.

Step 04:

Leave the mask on for about 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

If you have open pores using a toner is of utmost importance. Introduce an alcohol-free toner in your skincare routine such as the Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner, it unclogs and tightens pores as well as removes excess oil.


Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, tomato is a miracle ingredient that helps refine pores and tightens and tones the skin. Its pore-shrinking properties help reduce the chances of acne and pimples. And, thanks to its astringent properties, tomato reduces sebum production on the skin’s surface. This, in turn, prevents oil buildup, reducing your chances of blackheads and whiteheads.

Baking soda is packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a great home remedy for treating several skin concerns such as skin irritation, rashes, inflammation and breakouts. This kitchen ingredient also tightens and cleanses the pores of gunk, grime, oil buildup and other bacteria.

When mixed together, this DIY face mask is pure skin goals!