Skin pores, everyone has them, most don't know what they are there for and some assume that they are just for production of sweat. Well our skin pores help our skin breathe, produce sweat and an oily substance called 'sebum' which helps keep our skin oily. Large skin pores are sometimes genetic but could also be due to poor general health, poor hygiene, age, hormone imbalance and skin reactions. We can not necessarily make our pores smaller but we can make them appear tighter and reduce their visibility. Here are 5 natural ways to make that happen:
1. Aloe Vera and Vitamin C mix face mask
These two multi-purpose ingredients form a formidable and effective partnership in tightening and toning your skin when used to complement each other, Aloe Vera helps reduce inflammation of blackhead and it also possesses enzymes that battle infections and eliminate bacteria, while, Vitamin C improves the efficiency of your immune system and liver which helps remove the toxins that promote blackhead and fight bacteria in the skin.
2. Papaya face mask
Papaya apart from being a tasty fruit has a lot of health benefits especially for the skin. A study showed that people who were given papaya to consume had healthier skin than those who were given other products. Papaya contains a natural enzyme called papain. This enzyme is particularly great for the skin as it helps reduce wrinkles, tighten your skin, exfoliate dead skin and repairs the skin. The extract of papaya is a major ingredient in several cosmetic products as it also helps modulate fiber and collagen in the skin.
3. Lemon juice and tea tree oil toner
This combination is seen as a natural mix for deep cleaning as the lemon has strong antioxidants that help clean the surface of the skin and enter into the pores and clean out the dirt and removes causes of blackheads. Tee tree oil has been seen by many as a magic supplement. It is a great disinfecting and anti-inflammatory agent and also helps to prevent the build up of excess oil in the pores and help them retain their tightness. It also helps fight infection and clean out bacteria.
Going to the sauna can not only be a relaxing experience but it also helps to reinvigorate the skin as you get to sweat out all the toxins and dirt residue left in the skin pores. The heat helps increase blood flow to the skin which increases distribution of nutrients to the pores and tightens the skin.
5. Keep your hands off your face and drink water Sometimes the simplest things to do are the most effective but hardest to do and that applies to the skin health too in general. Unless you are cleaning your face with water avoid touching your face with your hands because your hands hold germs that could be transported to your face and cause inflammation. Also form a habit of drinking water at least 2 liters daily. This helps keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. Remember if you're thirsty you're already too late.