How to Close a Pore
Everyone has pores--some are just larger than others. According to DermaDoctor.com, large pores are caused by a variety of factors, including heredity, age, dead skin cell build up, exposure to the sun and poor hygiene. Though you'll never be able to remove pores entirely, it's possible to minimize their appearance and conceal them throughout the day so they're less noticeable. Consult your dermatologist or physician before self-treating your skin or before using harsh, over-the-counter cleansing products.
Combine the olive oil and castor oil in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Rub the oil mixture onto your skin and massage for five to seven minutes. The oil warms up and gently removes built-up dirt and debris within your pores, says The Oil Cleansing Method.
Continue massaging the oil into your skin. Focus on areas where pores are more noticeable, including the forehead, nose and cheeks.
Dip a clean washcloth into steaming hot water. The water should be hot but not scalding.
Wring out the wash cloth and cover your face with it. Lean back and leave the cloth on your face until it cools down.
Dip the washcloth back in the hot water and use it remove the remaining traces of oil on your face.
Repeat two to three times in a row. After the third time, rinse your face with cool water. Instead of rubbing your skin dry, which causes irritation, Princeton University Health Services suggests gently patting skin dry with a clean towel.
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