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How To Get Rid Of Large Pores

How To Shrink Large Pores On Face?

Pores are tiny openings on the top layer of our skin. Their function is to release sebum and sweat. The sebum produced by our body keeps our skin lubricated, and the sweat keeps our body temperature stabilised. So it is easy to conclude that pores play a vital role in the proper functioning of our body. But when these pores become enlarged, they are often perceived to be unaesthetic. Let us learn more about what causes large pores on skin and how we can reduce them using a natural serum for open pores.

Types Of Pores

1. Y Shaped Pores - 

These types of pores are caused by ageing and loss of elasticity. Y-shaped pores look like water droplets, and they can be usually seen on both sides of our cheeks.

2. O Shaped Pores - 

These types of pores are caused by excess oiliness. They usually occur in our t-zone. Their appearance is rounded, and they turn into enlarged circular pores overtime.

3. U Shaped Pores - 

These types of pores occur when our skin is dry or dehydrated. They are ovular in shape, and their appearance gets better when we moisturise our skin.


Do Pores Really Open And Close?

We often wonder how to get rid of open pores on face. But the truth is that the pores on our skin are always open to secrete sweat and sebum. Hence, they can never be closed. However, certain factors can make our pores appear larger. These large pores are often referred to as ‘open pores’ by some people. Similarly, certain home remedies for open pores tend to shrink the appearance of large pores on skin. This change in pore size makes us falsely believe that the open pore has been closed, when in reality it has just been shrunk.


What Causes Large Pores On Face?

1. Excess Sebum Production -

Research shows that acne and large pores are often attributed to oily skin. In 2013, a study done with 60 male and female volunteers concluded that sebum secretion levels positively influence the size and number of pores.

2. Ageing -

Studies show that the number of pores on our skin increases as we age, and this increment is significant between the ages of 30 and 40. This research also states that the enlargement of pores is related to the severity of ageing. Another study states that the loss of elasticity around pores can also cause them to expand in size

3. Ethnic factors -

Pore size is often affected by ethnicity. According to a study, Indian and Brazilian women experience enlarged pores as they age more than Chinese women as they have smaller pores hereditarily.



How To Reduce Large Pores On Face?


The simplest way to improve the appearance of pores is by assessing your skin care routine step by step and making necessary adjustments:

1. Cleansing - 

For oily skin, use a cleanser which is gentle, but also clarifying in nature. It will keep excess oil at bay and ensure that your pores remain clean and unclogged. However, do not cleanse excessively as it may cause dehydration and force your skin into producing even more sebum.

For dry skin, use a nourishing cleanser that contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to cleanse and soften your skin.

2. Toning - 

Use steam-distilled hydrosol or flower water which contains astringent benefits to tone and hydrate your skin. It will act as a second cleanser to remove residual oil and dirt without causing dryness.

3. Exfoliation - 

According to research, a combination of physical exfoliation and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) has a synergistic effect on reducing acne and the number of pores on our skin. It also eliminates whiteheads and blackheads.

4. Face mask - 

Use a clay mask to prevent congestion, oiliness, and clogging of pores. Clays such as rhassoul clay and bentonite clay act as magnets to pull out dirt from our skin, remove dead skin and improve the appearance of enlarged pores.

5. Moisturising -  

People with oily skin often skip this step. This leads to dehydration in the long run and signals your skin to produce even more oil. Try using lightweight and fast-absorbing oils such as Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil or Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil to moisturise your skin. If you have dry skin, prefer nourishing oils that take some time to get absorbed into your skin, like Cold Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil.

According to a study, boosting skin elasticity is an important step in the prevention of enlarged facial pores. Juicy Chemistry’s cold pressed oils improve skin elasticity, enhance collagen synthesis, and prevent early signs of ageing to boost pore health. 

6. Sun protection -

Sun damage is one of the primary causes of early signs of ageing. It not only influences the quality of our skin but also deteriorates pore health. Use sunscreen every day to prevent sun damage and ageing.


Home Remedies For Open Pores

DIY Rose And Ice Massage

Ingredients -

100 ml or ½ cup steam-distilled rose water

1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel

Procedure -

Blend the rose water and aloe vera gel thoroughly.

Pour the prepared blend into a clean ice cube tray. Let this freeze.

After cleansing your face, take a frozen cube of this blend and massage it on your face. Target the areas where you have large pores on skin.

Follow the ritual with a soothing clay mask.

DIY Clay Mask For Open Pores

Ingredients -

1 tablespoon of rhassoul clay

1 teaspoon of orange peel powder

Fresh cucumber juice

Procedure -

Mix the clay and orange peel together in a bowl.

Wash, peel and grate a small cucumber. Squeeze the grated cucumber to collect the cucumber juice in another bowl.

Mix enough cucumber juice into the dry ingredients to prepare a smooth paste.

Apply this mask on clean skin and wait for it to dry.

Rinse it off with plain water. Use this mask weekly for smooth skin and clean pores.

DIY Serum For Open Pores

Ingredients -

1 tablespoon organic hemp seed oil

2 tablespoons cold pressed jojoba oil

4 drops of geranium essential oil

Procedure -

Blend all ingredients in a clean glass beaker or tumbler.

Pour the prepared oil into a clean and dry serum bottle.

Use 2 drops of this blend on your face as the last step of your night-time skincare regime.

Make sure to patch-test the serum on your inner arm or jaw line before use.

Note - Another way to use this serum is to mix 1-2 drops with your current moisturiser. This will give you a cream for open pores on face.

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Juicy Chemistry Products To Reduce Large Open Pores On Face

Beginner Friendly Kit for Enlarged Pores and Uneven Texture - Our beginner-friendly kit is especially curated keeping pore-health in mind. It contains our Tamanu, Kakadu Plum and Frankincense Face Wash, Bulgarian Rose Water Toner, Vitamin C Brightening Serum and BHA Clarifying Serum. Together, all of these work to prevent pore-clogging, regulate sebum production and improve the appearance of large pores on face.Hemp, Tea Tree and Neem Organic Face Wash - This is a blend of saponified Olive, Safflower Seed, Hemp Seed, and Neem Oils to gently cleanse your skin and leave it supple. It contains Neem and Lavender Distillates to keep your pores clean.

Frankincense and Hemp Facial Oil - It is a blend of Hemp, Safflower Seed, Argan, Sacha Inchi, Neem, Turmeric, and Sunflower Seed Oils to hydrate your skin deeply, provide antioxidants and enhance blood flow. 

 Kakadu Plum, Matcha and Blood Orange Face Mask - Enriched with Hibiscus, Amla, Licorice Root and Rose extracts, along with Bentonite and Rhassoul Clays, this formula draws out impurities from your pores, and enhances your complexion.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Juicy Chemistry’s beginner’s kit for reducing large pores?

Juicy Chemistry’s products are suitable for everyone. However, every ingredient and product works differently on different skin types. Hence, we recommend patch-testing new products before applying them to your face.

How long do any of the above open pores treatments take to show results?

Our skin experiences months of stress before it shows signs of concern. Hence, time taken by any natural remedy to show visible results depends on how old the skin concern is. Consistency and patience are key while using natural ingredients to reduce large pores. When it comes to using the Juicy Chemistry beginner’s kit, our clients start noticing a difference in their skin after using it continuously for 6 weeks.


References

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5605215/

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30980606/