Large open pores on oily skin are common which are faced by most of the men and women who have excessive oily skin. These pores serve as outlets for the sebum to come to the surface of the skin. Under the pores are sebaceous glands that secrete sebum but when they secrete excessive sebum then that at times leads to the enlargement of the pores on the face. Hence cleaning up the pores is vital to prevent skin problems. Pores can be age related too but here we will focus on how to take care of the large pores on the oily skin and some beauty tips that can help keep the pores minimized naturally.
Steps to take care of the large pores on oily skin
1. Gentle cleanser
Cleansing is the first step to take care of the large pores and to deep cleanse the pores. Cleansers which dry out the skin are not at all good for the oily skin which already has large pores and high sebum productive glands. Hence a mild cleaner that should not disrupt the skin’s natural pH balance should be chosen. Cleanser which is too foaming in nature should be avoided as they can be drying. You can try some natural face cleanser for oily skin with large pores like the besan, baking soda, gram flour etc. They will not lather like the store bought cleansers but will definitely cleanse well.
Exfoliation is a must and inevitable step to take care of the large pores on the face. Exfoliation makes sure that the skin is devoid of dead skin cells which also minimize the chances of acne/pimples. Exfoliation of dead skin keeps the pores clean and shrinks the large pores effectively. Facial exfoliation also comes up with anti aging benefits as it enhances cell renewal rate though never over exfoliate the face. You can use physical exfoliator like face scrubs for oily skin.
Steps to prepare the sugar scrub for large pores on the face:
- For that take some sugar and equal amount of honey in a bowl.
- Mix them and use to scrub the face
- If you wish you may also add some walnut shell powder or orange peel powder into it.
Another way of exfoliation to take care of the large pores is by the chemical exfoliants. Chemical exfoliant contains alpha Hydroxy acids, salicylic acids which gently takes off the topmost dead skin layer.
How to prepare fruit scrub to take care of the large pores:
- In a bowl take one teaspoonful of lemon juice and papaya juice one spoon.
- Add one spoon of sugar and one teaspoonful of honey.
- Mix all of them and use to gently scrub the face for 3-4 minutes with mild movements.
3. Clay Packs for large pores
The skin’s oiliness and the large pores can also be treated with the clay packs. Clay packs are great when it comes to properly take care of the large pores on the nose, forehead, chin etc. Clay packs keeps the skin free from the excess oils and deep cleanses the pores. Regular application of clay packs will keep the pores reduced. [Mud face mask for oily skin]
How to prepare clay to clean the large pores
- Mix one teaspoonful of multani mitti (fuller’s earth) with some rose water.
- Make paste from these two and apply in an even layer on the face.
- Rinse the face after 20 minutes.
- Do this thrice in a week to keep the pores clean.
4. Skin care products with antioxidants
Antioxidants have this wonderful capability of reducing the free radical which damages the cells by clinging to them. Skin care products like toners and skin creams with potential antioxidants are highly recommended for people with oily skin and large pores. These antioxidants rich products also have anti aging benefits which also takes care of the large pores related to skin aging.
5. Retinoids for oily skin with large pores
Retinoids like Retin A are good to enhance the cell production for large pores on the oily skin. Retinoids helps in minimizing the large pores for the oily skin and they come with the anti aging benefits too. It is seen that such products will also take care of the blackheads, acne, whiteheads removal etc hence keeps the skin flawless and blemish free. You can consult a dermatologist about which retinoid can be used.