A quick and very effective way to make yourself more beautiful is to clear the open pores of the face. It is not easy for a woman to maintain her beauty, there are so many things that have to be done. Keeping your body fit, making sure that smile says bright white and of course the most important, having good skin. There are too many skin maintenance routines and one such routine is clearing the open skin pores of the face.
Open skin pores definitely do not add to your beauty, especially the ones on your face which are usually larger than anywhere else on your body. These open pores make your face look older than it is, and they accumulate dirt and end up clogged. These clogged pores then lead to even further problems such as blackheads (small skin bumps that have a darker shade than your skin), acne and pimples.
Causes of open face pores
Excess sunlight: Exposing your skin to the sun without protection like a sunscreen damages skin collagen (The most abundant protein in the body and what gives your skin structure) and reduces the elasticity of the skin thereby making your skin stretch to an expanding pore.
Genetics: This is something you can’t do anything about, some people are just born with weaker and less elastic skin.
Ageing: As you grow older your skin loses elastin and collagen and then begins to stretch, which leads to enlargement of the skin pores.
Excessive sebum production: When the sebaceous glands (the glands that secrete oil) in the skin excrete too much sebum (skin oil), the pores become clogged.
Hygiene: Not washing your face regularly leads to accumulation of dirt in the pores which clog them.
Makeup: Using too much makeup blocks the skin from breathing thereby creating clogged pores.
Home-Based Remedies for clearing Open Pores
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera helps to tighten and moisturize the skin, and it is quite cheap and very easy to get. All you have to do is get an Aloe Vera gel and apply it to your skin.
How to use it
– Gently rub the gel onto open pores
– Leave the gel for about 5 mins.
– Rinse it off
– Repeat the procedure daily
2. Wash the face regularly
The pores on your face accumulate dust and dirt over time. Washing your face regularly prevents this. You should endeavour to wash your face in the morning and evening, and after you do anything that leaves you sweaty.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead and old skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin. There are many chemical products that can be used to exfoliate at home and they can be bought easily at any pharmacy.
How to exfoliate
– Apply your exfoliator onto your skin
– Rinse off with cold water and wipe your face
– Use a moisturizing cream
– Repeat this process 2-3 times a week
4. Apply mashed papayas
Papaya contains the enzyme, papain (can be used to clear clogged pores and remove blemishes) and is rich in antioxidants which is why it is well known for its cleansing properties. Mashing ripe papayas and applying on the face is a very good way to unclog pores.
How to use papaya mash
– Rub gently onto your face.
– Leave it for about 30 minutes.
– Rinse off with cold water.
– Repeat this process 2-3 times a week
5. Use Moisturizing lotions
Unlike moisturizing cleansers which may clog the pores, applying moisturizing lotion after washing and drying the skin is beneficial. This is because they soften the skin and makes it easier for sebum to penetrate deep into the skin rather than just lying on the surface of the pores.
6. Use Banana peels
Banana peels contain an antioxidant called Lutein, which when used together with potassium helps to tighten pores and rejuvenate the skin. Banana is very easy to get, all you have to do is buy a banana and remove the peel off.
How to use
– Gently rub the inside of the banana peels against your skin
– Leave it for about 10-15 minutes
– Rinse off with warm water
– Repeat the process daily
7. Baking Soda Paste
Baking soda can be used to remove dead cells and reduce the acid content of the skin. Mix it with water until it forms a paste and applies onto the face. Rinse off after 25 minutes.
Clearing the pores of the face is a simple and straightforward process that leaves you with better and more beautiful skin. You can use any of the methods above and if you want to use more than one remedy, ensure that you don’t do it on the same day, otherwise, you might end up annoying the skin and cause skin irritations.