​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.

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

​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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