5 Amazing Home Remedies to Fix Open Pores

Flawless skin, here I come!

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1. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar works just like an astringent—it not only tightens the skin but also restores its pH balance―shrinking large pores in a jiffy! Here's how you can incorporate it in your beauty regime:

Step 1: Take equal parts apple cider vinegar and water.

Step 2: Apply the mix to your face using a cotton ball.

Step 3: Let it sit for a while, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Do this every night after cleansing your face for best results.

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2. Ice Cube

Ice cubes contract skin tissues, shrinking pores instantly. All you need to do is take an ice cube and rub it on your skin.

Cosmo tip: Do it before putting on make-up, it'll not only shrink your pores and control sebum production, but also work as a fabulous primer, giving you smooth skin to work the product in.

3. Egg White

Putting an egg-white mask regularly tightens and tones your skin, deep cleansing your clogged pores, which in turn controls oil production. Here's a DIY egg-white mask recipe to your rescue:

Recipe #1

Step 1: Beat an egg white and apply it evenly on your face.

Step 2: Let it dry completely, and then rinse .

Recipe #2

Step 1: Alternatively, whisk two egg whites along with the juice of half of a lemon.

Step 2: Apply it on your face and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Rinse it off with cold water.

Apply this mask once or twice a week.

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda exfoliates your skin gently, removing excess oil, dirt and sebum. Plus, it balances the pH levels of your skin and unclogs pores.

Step 1: Take two tablespoons each of baking soda and lukewarm water, and mix well.

Step 2: Apply the mixture on your skin and massage it for sometime.

Step 3: Rinse with cold water.

Use this remedy once daily.

5. Fuller's Earth

Fuller's earth exfoliates your skin, removing excess oil and other impurities. This deep cleansing shrinks open pores naturally.

Step 1: Take two tablespoons of fuller's earth and add some rosewater to it.

Step2: Apply the paste on your face and leave it on till it's completely dry.

Step 3: Rinse with cold water.

Apply this mask twice a week.

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