10 Effective Homemade Face Packs To Treat Open Pores April 17, 2017

Large, open pores on your face ruining your look? I understand how it feels when you look in the mirror and see those big pores, especially around the nose. And when you apply makeup, all that foundation and concealer just settle into these pores. Well, don’t let these pores make you feel unattractive anymore. Get rid of them with the face packs given in this article. Read on to know more about them.

Every section of the skin on our body has pores, be it the face or the legs. It is through these pores that the body perspires and secretes oil to the surface of the skin. The right amount of perspiration is required for the body to release the excess salts and water. The oil secreted (sebum) keeps the skin hydrated, nourished, and protected from microorganisms. Most pores on our body are too tiny to observe with the naked eye. However, these pores can become enlarged and prominent in certain areas.

Enlarged pores adversely affect the appearance of the skin, making it look rough and uneven. Though the size of the pores depends on genetic factors, several other factors too contribute to open pores. These include stress, hormonal changes, and improper skin care. They lead to the excessive production of oil or sebum, causing blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores. Leaving on heavy cosmetics overnight further aggravates this problem.

The good news is that this problem can be solved by using some simple homemade face packs. Given below are 10 amazing face packs that should be a part of your skin care routine to get rid of open pores.

Best Face Packs For Open Pores

  1. Besan And Turmeric Powder
  2. Honey And Lemon Juice
  3. Tomato Juice
  4. Green Tea
  5. Curd And Gram Flour
  6. Egg Face Pack
  7. Oats Face Pack
  8. Papaya
  9. Cucumber With Rose Water
  10. Yogurt Or Raw Milk

1. Besan And Turmeric Powder

1.-Besan-And-Turmeric-Powder Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon besan (chickpea flour)
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 2-3 drops olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1.  Make a smooth paste with all the ingredients and keep it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Apply this pack all over the face, avoiding the eyes and lips.
  3.  Let the face pack dry naturally for about 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off with water.
  4. You can follow this up by rubbing an ice cube on your face and then applying some moisturizer.
How Often You Should Do This

This face pack should be applied twice to thrice a week religiously for two months to see noticeable results.

Why This Works

Besan (chickpea flour) and turmeric powder are known for their skin benefits. Besan absorbs all the impurities that are clogging and enlarging the pores (1). Turmeric evens out the skin tone and deals with any harmful bacteria present on the skin with its bactericidal properties (2). Yogurt acts as a toner and moisturizer for the skin (3).

[ Read: Homemade Besan Face Packs For All Skin Types ]

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2. Honey And Lemon Juice

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of sugar
What You Have To Do
  1. Prepare a mixture of the above ingredients and massage this on your face.
  2.  Massage gently in upward circular motions.
  3. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Avoid rubbing off the mixture with a towel after rinsing off the pack.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Honey is a natural humectant that helps retain the moisture in your skin. It also possesses antimicrobial properties (4). Lemon juice, on the other hand, possesses astringent properties that help shrink pores (5).

[ Read: Homemade Oatmeal Face Packs ]

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3. Tomato Juice

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the ingredients and apply the face pack.
  2. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
  3. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer.
Alternate Method

Add half a tablespoon of seaweed powder to one and a half tablespoons of tomato juice. Mix well and apply it on your face with a cotton ball. Rinse off after 20 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

This face pack works really well for acne prone and oily skin. Tomato juice is packed with vitamins A and C, which possess natural antioxidant and astringent properties. Vitamin C works wonders when it comes to reducing clogged pores, age spots, and wrinkles (6).

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4. Green Tea

4.-Green-Tea Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon green tea powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons flour
What You Have To Do
  1. Add water to the green tea powder and let this mixture sit for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Blend the egg white with flour and add this to the green tea mixture.
  3. Apply this pack on your face and neck.
  4. Let it dry for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Green tea, as we all know, is great for our skin and body. It contains tannins that work as antioxidants and remove toxins and other irritants from your skin (7). This eventually helps to shrink your large pores. Egg white also helps to tone the skin and tighten pores, making the skin firm and supple (8). This face pack also works as an anti-aging mask.

[ Read: Masoor Dal Face Packs You Can Try ]

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5. Curd And Gram Flour

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons curd (plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the curd and gram flour and apply the pack on your face.
  2. Once the face pack has dried (after 15-20 minutes), wash it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this twice a week.

Why This Works

Yogurt not only moisturizes but also tones the skin. This remedy can help reduce your pores if used regularly. Gram flour will help open clogged pores and tone your skin.

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6. Egg Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Add multani mitti and cucumber juice to the egg white and beat well.
  2. Apply this pack using your fingers or a face pack brush on your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water first and then splash your face with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Egg white can tighten pores and give an instant glow to your skin. It also helps to dry out pimples and rejuvenate the skin by rebuilding the skin cells (9). Multani mitti is a cosmetic clay that helps to draw out impurities and excess oil from the skin pores and shrink them (10). Cucumber juice acts as an astringent (11).

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7. Oats Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Grind the oats to get a powder.
  2. Add lemon juice, honey, and some rose water to get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste evenly on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  4. Now, wet your fingers and gently scrub off the pack using circular motions.
  5. Rinse your face with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Oatmeal thoroughly cleanses the skin and also helps it deal with the built-up oxidative stress with its antioxidants (12). The acidity of lemon juice acts as an astringent and an antimicrobial agent (13). Rose water helps to balance the skin’s pH, tone the skin, and shrink large pores (14). Honey is a good emollient and humectant in this face pack mixture (15).

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8. Papaya

8. Papaya Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 4-5 pieces of ripe papaya (small cubes)
  • A few drops of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the papaya and add honey to it. Mix well.
  2. Apply this pack on your face.
  3. Rinse it off after 10 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

The enzymes and phytocompounds found in papaya exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It will remove whiteheads, blackheads, and other impurities that have been clogging your pores and making them enlarged (16).

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9. Cucumber With Rose Water

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Prepare a solution by mixing cucumber juice with rose water.
  2. Using the cotton ball, apply this all over your face and neck.
  3. You can keep this on overnight. Alternatively, you can rinse it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this on a daily basis.

Why This Works

Cucumber contains vitamin E and natural oils that hydrate and nourish the skin. Its astringent properties help to tighten pores and fade fine lines and wrinkles. Cucumber also contains silica that slows down the process of skin aging and helps in brightening up your complexion (17).

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10. Yogurt Or Raw Milk

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You Will Need

2 tablespoons plain yogurt or raw milk

What You Have To Do
  1. Apply either of the ingredients on your face. You can use some cotton to apply the milk.
  2. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse your face with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every alternate day until you get the desired results. You can then continue to use it twice a week to maintain healthy skin.

Why This Works

Like yogurt, raw milk also tones the skin and moisturizes it. This is because of the natural acids and enzymes present in it (18).

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These are the best face packs you can prepare with simple ingredients found at home and get rid of those ugly-looking large, open pores. If you have not used any of these ingredients before, do a small patch test on the upper forearm to rule out the possibility of any adverse reactions.

Give these home remedies for open pores a try, and you are bound to notice results. Smooth, young looking skin can now be yours! And you don’t even need to spend too much money for it.

Have you used any of these face packs for open pores before? What was the difference you noticed? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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