How to minimize my pores?

Large pores is a common skin concern, even to those with healthy skin.  We tend to think we have this problem since we can see our pores and they look rather big!    In fact, the sizes of skin pores vary between individuals, and it's one of our inherited features.  However, there are external factors that make it worse.  So, we can definitely do our best to improve it (or lessen the problem).

  • Start by keeping your skin clean!  Exfoliate at least once a week. -- If your pores are clogged with dirt and/or dead skin cells, they will become large over time.
  • Keep your skin healthy and youthful! -- As skin ages, it gradually loses elasticity and becomes saggy. Gravity takes quite a toll on our skin and the pores look bigger as a result.
  • To reduce the appearance of large pores, hydration is the key! --  When skin is dehydrated, it would not look smooth and would lose its natural glow. Pores would then look large.   
  • One of the home remedies to shrink large pores is using Lemon Juice, which contains natural enzymes that tighten, firm, purify and brighten the skin and shrink pores.  Here's an easy home remedy :

Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 cup of rose water and add 1/2 cup of cucumber juice. Mix the ingredients well and apply on your pores. This natural remedy for large pores reduces large pores and makes them appear visibly smaller.