Open pores or enlarged pores is normally associated with oily skin however did you know it can happen to both oily as well as dry skin.Dry skin usually has closed and clogged pores resulting in other problems so with proper skincare pores can be unclogged and making skin less dry.




What makes pores open up,well normally excess production of oil or sebum combined with clogged pores makes skin loose it natural texture and elasticity resulting in enlarged or open pores.As people with oily skin tend to produce excess oil(sebum),leading to open pores in areas like nose,cheek,chin and forehead at times.



















Open pores are a natural condition where skin eliminates or rushes out toxins ans other waste but when when pores become enlarged or quite visible then it poses a serious problem.Normally age or genetics is considered to be the main cause of open pores albeit hormonal changes in body at certain age or hormonal imbalance as we see is a very common ailment for ladies can also be a major contributor to open pores.









So for healthy skin our skin pores needs to be also healthy,any dirt and oil which gets collected around our face,closes our pores making them swell.And further this blockage of pores causes inflammation like acne,pimples,blackheads and whiteheads.One need to keep in mind certain precautions to avoid open pores.






Some of them are-







  1. Avoid picking or squeezing your pimple or acne as it may lead to further infection, deep scars and enlarged pores.

  2. Avoid scrubbing your face with harsh and abrasive face wash, scrubs etc on you face,it would further enhance open pores and acne.

  3. Keep your face and pores clean and oil free using salicylic or tea tree oil cleansers.

  4. Protect you skin from harmful rays of sun by using sun-scream daily with SPF 30 or more.As it will prevent any further enlargement of pores.

  5. Rubbing a ice cube proves very beneficial in reducing pore size.

  6. Use toner and cleansers containing AHA(alpha hydroxy acid).

  7. Also avoid over cleansing and washing your face,restrict it to twice or thrice a day maximum.








Try these natural remedies to get rid of open and enlarged pores.







  • Whip one egg white till it gets peak up and store it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.Now add the juice of half a lemon and mix it.Apply this pack on the skin, do it consistently for a month to see the difference in the size of your pores.It will help to shrink your pore size considerably and will also tighten and firm your skin.It is an excellent pack for oily skin.








  • Take half grated fresh radish juice,one spoon of vinegar, one spoon of lemon juice and one spoon of honey.Mix all these ingredients in a glass of distilled water and store it in a glass bottle.Wipe your skin regularly using cotton ball with this liquid to shrink and reduce pores on your face.For all skin types.








  • Using multani mitti(fuller's earth) with some rose water is also a very good remedy for oily skin to treat open pores.Avoid using this pack for quite long as it may over dry skin.








  • Cucumber juice along with some rose water is also a beneficial remedy for open pores.For oily skin types.








  • Mix 1 tbsp of gram flour and 2 tbsp of curd, apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.Using it twice a week on dry skin can help with open pores.










Also there are other natural ways like massaging your face with carrier oils like (sweet almond,olive and grape seed oil) in upward - downward movement with fingers for 5-10 minutes regularly will help to shrink open pores in a matter of few days.