Let’s lay it out there. Pores are hair follicle openings that are initially tiny but can enlarge overtime and become extremely evident, if not treated quickly. They serve as an escape route for bacteria, perspiration and other body toxins. Pores are generally found on oily and ageing skin, and often get clogged with dirt, grime, oils and other pollutants, thereby making them larger and more prone to breakouts.

So, what’s the way out, you ask? Well, the only way to keep your pores in check is to follow a cleansing-toning-moisturising routine religiously in order to get rid of all the contaminants that accumulate on your skin’s surface through the day. And not to forget, use pore-minimising formulas in your beauty products such as foundation, primer and face mist.

However, if you want to avoid large open pores, then this natural solution can do the trick. It’s an ingredient from your kitchen that’ll ensure your skin is protected and toned at all times. This quick-fix is called Apple Cider Vinegar!

How to make your open pores look smaller

ACV is known to have a zillion skincare benefits. From toning and exfoliating your skin to shrinking pores and preventing acne, this miracle elixir is what you need to include in your beauty routine RN! On one hand, the anti-bacterial properties of apple cider vinegar unclog pores and help you get rid of excess oil and grime, while the alpha-hydroxy acids on the other, tighten pores and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

All you need to do is mix together two tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 10 tablespoons water. Transfer the mixture into a spray bottle and use it as a toner after cleansing your face every morning. We suggest you spray the ACV mist on your face even in the middle of the day to instantly refresh your skin and to keep your pores refined.

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