How To Make Homemade Face Masks For Pores (DIY Step-By-Step w/ Videos)

Do you often notice dirt and oil on your skin and have acne breakouts?

Are you looking for some good and effective face masks that you can make at home?

Homemade masks are good for your skin at many levels.

Today, we talk about why it’s important to take care of your pores and how they help your skin. We also discuss the side effects of clogged and dirty pores. Read our DIY homemade face masks to reduce your pore size and get clear skin.

Why is it important to give your pores some TLC every once in a while? 

Pores are the small openings in your skin that are present all over your body. It is important to take care of your pores and all for the following reasons.

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  • Your pores are responsible for giving your skin the final look that will determine whether or not your skin is actually healthy.
  • They let out dirt from the surface of your skin.
  • They release sweat from your skin so that your body can maintain its normal temperature.
  • They also send oils from the sebaceous glands below the surface of your skin to the surface of your skin so that your skin stays moisturized and soft.

What happens when pores are clogged and dirty?

A lot can go wrong for your skin if your pores are not cleaned on time and become dirty and clogged.

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  • When you don’t clean the pores they become clogged with dirt and other impurities that makes them choked.
  • In such a situation, the pores are not able to release the sweat and oil from your skin and the dirt too gets trapped on the surface of your skin.
  • The sweat in your body contains traces of salt as well as some amount of urea.
  • The oil that is present on the surface of the skin when it is not able to get released and sent out through the pores makes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to settle in.
  • This is also the perfect setting for acne and breakouts.

How can face masks help cleanse and tighten pores? 

Using the right type of face mask can help to keep your pores clean and remove any traces of oil and dirt build-up.

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  • A facial mask will help to draw out the impurities that are present right below the surface layer of your skin.
  • It is a great way to detoxify your skin, because it helps to remove any traces of debris and dirt and helps in making the pore size small.
  • It also deeply cleans the pores which makes your skin look healthier, cleaner and clearer.

Does it help to know how to make your own pore masks at home? Why?

A homemade face mask is a good way to take care of your pores at home.

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  • These do not use any chemicals and you will be sure of the ingredients that go in its making.
  • Most of the ingredients will already be easily present in your home, which means that you do not have to worry about what to use for the mask.
  • As these masks use only basic ingredients that are very effective, the cost becomes considerably less than what you would pay when you buy a face mask from the store, or get a facial done at salon.
  • Yet another benefit of using a home face mask is that you can use it whenever you need, and it does not take much time to make it. Even if you don’t have a store bought face mask at home and don’t have the time to go out and get one, you can make a fresh one immediately and use.

How To Make Homemade Face Masks That Cleanse Face And Tighten The Pores


1. Face mask to shrink the pores

Ingredients 

  • 1 egg white
  • Half of a lemon

How to use

  • 1
    Break the egg and add the egg white in a bowl.
  • 2
    Now squeeze out the juice from half a lemon.
  • 3
    Mix these two well and stir so that both the ingredients mix completely.
  • 4
    Clean the face and apply the mix all over.
  • 5
    Let it sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. You will feel the skin drying up and getting tighter as the mask dries up completely.
  • 6
    While this happens, the mask helps to shrink down the size of your pores and the ingredients also have a lightening effect on your skin, while also acting as a natural toner.
  • 7
    Rinse your face with cool water and pat your skin dry.

2. Face mask to tighten and shrink the pores

Ingredients 

  • 1 egg white

How to use

  • 1
    Take the white of an egg and whisk it using a fork till it becomes a little frothy.
  • 2
    Clean your face and start applying this egg white all over your face.
  • 3
    If you can see any part of the skin where you feel the pores are really big, make sure to apply one or two extra layers of the egg white over there.
  • 4
    Let the egg white mask sit on your skin for at least 15 to 20 minutes or till you feel that it has become completely dry.
  • 5
    You can wash your face with cool water or wipe it clean using a damp warm towel.

3. Face mask for deep cleansing the pores

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of strawberries  
  • 1 tbsp. of milk
  • 1 tbsp. of rice powder

How to use

  • 1
    Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash them up using a fork till they are completely mushy.
  • 2
    Add the milk and the rice powder into the strawberry bowl.
  • 3
    Mix all the ingredients together till they become completely mixed up in a paste like consistency.
  • 4
    Clean your face and apply a thin layer all over your face.
  • 5
    The texture will be a little chunky, so once you have applied it you can lie down to make sure there is no mess.
  • 6
    Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C which will make your skin look clean and perfect. The rice powder will help to absorb the excess oil as well as bacteria from your pores and deeply cleanse your pores. The milk helps to soothe your skin and contains lactic acid which will exfoliate your skin.
  • 7
    Let it sit for about 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

4. Face mask for deep pore cleansing

Ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp. of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. of sour cream
  • Half of a lemon

How to use

  • 1
    Add the oatmeal and the sour cream in a bowl and add squeeze out the juice of half a lemon. While adding the sour cream make sure it is not very cold and is of room temperature.
  • 2
    Mix the ingredients together so that you get a grainy and thick mix which is more like a paste.
  • 3
    Clean your face and apply the face mask all over your face. While doing so, keep massaging it with light fingers so that it mixes well and also improves your blood circulation.
  • 4
    Let the mask sit on your face for at least 20 to 30 minutes so that it becomes completely dry.
  • 5
    Wash off your face with cool or warm water.

5. Face mask to reduce the size of pores

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of yogurt
  • Few drops of rose water

How to use

  • 1
    Add the yogurt in a bowl and grate the lemon rind into the bowl with the yogurt.
  • 2
    Now spray a few drops of rose water into the mix.
  • 3
    Mix all the ingredients together so that they form a thick and smooth consistency like a paste.
  • 4
    Clean your face and apply the face mask all over the skin.
  • 5
    Let it sit for at least 20 to 25 minutes so that it is completely dry.
  • 6
    This face mask will help to reduce the size of your pores and will also make your skin even toned and reduce any signs of blemishes or hyperpigmentation patches as well as signs of sun damage. It will also keep your skin hydrated and make it feel soft and smooth.
  • 7
    Wash off with cool water.

Is there the possibility of allergic or any other negative reactions to these homemade masks? What precautions should people undertake in order to avoid these? 

Some people are allergic to using eggs on their skin, so it is best to first do a patch test before you make a face mask and apply it all over.

  • Separate the egg white and yolk and apply a little bit of the egg white on the back of your hand.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes till it is completely dry, then wash off.
  • If you are allergic, your skin will look red and feel itchy, and you may also get rashes.
  • Avoid using these masks in such a case.
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Also, to ensure your skin feels soft and nourished, apply your moisturizer after cleaning off the mask.

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