20 Natural Remedies To Reduce Large Open Pores on Face

The problem of large skin open pores is quite annoying and often trap dirt and contaminants, which may lead to acne, blackheads, whitehead, pimples and zits. This problem mostly affects the T-zone(forehead, nose and chin), but sometimes also affects the cheeks areas, especially in those who have an oily skin. Over-secretion of oil by the sebaceous glands, poor skin care routine, loss of skin elasticity with age, hormonal changes, stress, some genetic factors and wrong use of certain cosmetics are some common causes for open skin pores. Open pores make the skin lose its natural texture and elasticity, which can later result in enlarged open pores and give you premature aged look. However here we have some best natural remedies to reduce and minimize the size of skin open pores. Just have a look on them and naturally shrink the size of large open pores.

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Natural Remedies to Shrink Open Facial Pores


1. Almond and Milk

Application of almond mask is one of the best natural remedy for reducing pore size. Soak some 4-5 almonds in lukewarm water overnight. In the morning, make almond paste and mix it with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Using a brush, apply this mask all over your face. Leave this on at least for for 30 minutes. Finally rinse off with lukewarm water. This pore-reducing mask will help a lot to shrink and minimize large pores.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

To minimize large open pores you can rub aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel has skin cleansing properties and enzymes that will help you to eliminate impurities from face and seal your skin pores. Rub this gel for 5 minutes and then allow it to dry at least for 10 minutes. After drying rinse your face with fresh and cool water. Alternatively. to shrink open pores, you can also apply a mixture of aloe vera gel and lemon juice.

3. Baking Soda Paste

Baking soda paste is also considered very effective to reduce the appearance of large pores. To create the paste, mix two tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of lukewarm water together. Rub the paste into your open pores for about 20-30 seconds, moving your fingertips in a circular motion. Leave for 5-10 minutes and then Rinse all of the paste off. (If you have sensitive skin avoid use of baking soda, it can irritate the skin and can cause red spots or patches)

4. Cucumber and Rose Water

A mixture of cucumber juice and rose water can work wonders to close open pores. Mix 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice with 1 teaspoon of rose water. Mix well and then apply this mixture on your face daily. Regular application will give you an excellent result within few days.

5. Egg-White and Lemon juice


Prepare a mask with the one egg-white and half teaspoon of lemon juice. Leave it on the face for a at least for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This remedy will help a lot to tightens the skin and clears excess oil and dead cells.

6. Honey, Lemon Juice and Sugar

Make a paste of 1 teaspoon honey, half teaspoon lemon juice and half teaspoon of sugar. With help of your finger tips, gently massage with it on the skin and finally wash off with lukewarm water.Honey is best to tone up the large pores and reduce the oiliness from the skin.

7. Fuller's Earth, Honey and Milk

Mix 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth (multani mitti) with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix all these ingredients well, and then apply this mixture all over your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then wash off your face with fresh and cool water. This will help a lot in reducing size of large open face pores.



8. Oatmeal and Yogurt

Mix 2 tablespoons Oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of yogurt and place it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Then apply this paste to your skin at least for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Yogurt has lactic acid that helps reduce pore size, tighten skin, eliminate dead skin cells, and reduce excessive oil and dirt from the pore openings.

9. Oatmeal, Lemon Juice, Gram flour and Rose Water

You can also make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of gram flower and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Apply the paste on your face and rinse off after 15-20 minutes or until it dry.

10. Ice Cubes

Use ice cubes to shrink large pores on your cheeks, nose, chine, and forehead. It is an instant remedy that can be used before you use your makeup. This will instantly shrink the size of the open pores and help in leaving the skin smooth looking and also prevent the makeup from entering the big pores thereby reducing the risk of clogged pores, acne, and infections. Place ice cubes on your face. Put them on the large and open pores, then leave them there for fifteen to thirty seconds. Doing this will cause your skin to tighten. Repeat this 1-2 times a day for 5-10 minutes.
Alternatively, take ice cubes, wrap them in cloth, and apply to facial pore size with gentle pressure. This will have a tightening effect on your skin. Ice cubes applied on face minimize pore size and keep the face oil-free for long time.

11. Lime Juice and Kiwi Fruit

Blend 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice with one peeled kiwi fruit. Add enough amount of water to make a thick paste and blend until creamy. Apply to the face with a cotton ball, let it sit for 1-20 minutes and then rinse it off with fresh and cool water.

12. Lemon Juice and Rose Water

A mixture pf Lemon Juice and Rose water also helps a lot to shrink large open face pores. Take equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water. Apply this mixture on your face at least for 15 minutes and then rinse off with fresh water.

13. Glycerine and Vitamin E Oil

Glycerin also helps to close open pores and helps in reducing large pores. Add 1 tablespoon of pure glycerin to 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil and apply on your face to get rid of large pores. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with fresh water.

14. Papaya Paste

Papaya is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients that help in improving skin’s texture, elasticity and appearance.
Application of Papaya paste is also very helpful in reducing and shrinking the appearance of large open pores. Papaya deeply purifies and exfoliates skin by removing impurities, blackheads, excess oil, and unclogging blocked pores on face.
Peel a papaya, remove the seeds and mash the papaya into a paste-like consistency. Apply mashed papaya to enlarged pores and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

15. Pineapple Mask

Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) rich pineapple deeply cleans the dirt from skin making it fair and glowing. This remedy is very beneficial for people with big pores due presence of pollutants in it. Pineapple juice will wash out these pores from deeply inside and make them look small.

16. Radish, Lemon juice, Vinegar and Honey


Take half grated fresh radish juice, one teaspoon of vinegar, one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey. Mix all these ingredients in a glass of distilled water and store it in a glass bottle. Wipe your skin regularly using cotton ball with this liquid to shrink and reduce the appearance of large pores on your face.

17. Tomato juice and Sandalwood Powder

Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of tomato juice and 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder. Apply this paste on affected areas and rinse off after 20 minutes.

18. Tomato juice and Honey

The vitamin C present in tomato can work wonders to clogged pores. Extract the juice from tomato and add with a little honey on it. Mix well and then apply this mixture on your face daily.

19. Vinegar

Vinegar is a natural astringent that will remove hardened oils blackheads or whiteheads and clean and reduce your skin pores. Add some water to vinegar and soak a cotton ball in it. Rub it slowly to big pores on face for 3-5 minutes and leave for 10-15 minutes. Finally wash your face with fresh and cool water.

20. Witch hazel

Witch hazel is a a natural astringent and really help a lot to minimize large facial pores. Wash your face and pat the skin dry. Apply about 1 teaspoon of witch hazel to a cotton ball and apply it to your face. Allow it to dry and then wash off. If you have dry skin, dilute one part witch hazel with two parts water. Leave this on the face for 10-15 minutes and finally wash off with fresh water, pat dry your skin and apply good moisturizer.

Some Preventions and Important Tips


  • (i) Avoid picking or squeezing your pimple or acne as it may lead to further infection, deep scars and enlarged pores.
  • (ii) Protect you skin from harmful rays of sun by using sun-scream daily with SPF 30 because it will prevent any further enlargement of pores.
  • (iii) Avoid using harsh abrasives, scrubs and soap on your face. It can aggravate skin pore enlargement and lead to more acne.
  • (iv) The presence of oil and dirt in the pores make it more obvious. Hence, regularly exfoliate your skin to keep this problem away.
  • (v) Don’t over-steam your pores, it may cause further enlargement of skin pores.
  • (vi) Don't forget to wash off the make-up before going to bed, enabling the skin to breathe as well.