How to Treat a Complexion With Large Pores
Because there are no muscles around the pores, they are not actually able to open and close. Your pores may be large due to hereditary or sun damage, or they may just appear large due to an accumulation of dirt and natural skin oils that have stretched them out. However, there are a number of things you can do to make your pores appear smaller than they are and to make your skin look smooth and healthy.
Wash your face thoroughly twice a day to remove excess skin oils and the microscopic bits of dirt and dust from living in the everyday world. According to DermaDoctor, this dirt can also cause blackheads to form which, in turn, stretch the pores and cause them to appear enlarged.
Rub honey gently over your face and then place your fingers on your skin and pull up gently. The upward motion pulls out dirt and oil from your pores, giving them a thorough cleaning. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.
Whip two egg whites until frothy and apply to your face, leaving the mixture on for five to seven minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry. As the egg whites dry they will pull up dirt and oils from your skin and your pores will appear smaller according to Skin-Disease.org.
Apply moisturizer to your face daily. According to David Bank, author of "Beautiful Skin," your pores appear smaller when your skin tissue is fully hydrated. Bank recommends applying moisturizer to your skin at night, because your skin's temperature increases while you sleep and warm skin absorbs more water than cooler skin.
Wear a hat or sunscreen outdoors. Audrey Kunin, writing at DermaDoctor, explains that sun causes the skin to thicken by making skin cells cluster together. When the cells collect around individual pores, the pores themselves appear enlarged.
Eat antioxidant-rich food such as yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, green, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, beans and foods with healthy oils, such as fish and nuts. According to Lawrence Gibson, these foods can protect your skin.
Avoid foods that can damage your skin. Gibson recommends limiting saturated fats such as butter and red meat and refined carbohydrates.
Hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking at least eight glasses of fluids each day.
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