Large, open pores are caused by dirt and bacteria that irritate your skin. It seems that once you have large pores, they are impossible to get rid of, and expensive face scrubs can just dry your skin out and make the problem worse.
This tutorial will show you how to treat large pores with a common household item: baking soda. Yes, the very same baking soda you use to make cookies and for the occasional science experiment. I promise we won’t turn your face into a science project, but you will end up with clear, beautiful skin after watching this video. If you have extremely sensitive skin, be careful because baking soda could irritate your face, so consult a doctor before trying this at home.
Here’s how to use baking soda to minimize large pores
1. Wash your face with a non-scented, gentle soap.
2. Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in your hand and mix it with some water to make a paste.
3. Gently massage the paste onto your face for 30 seconds. Don’t scrub!
4. Rinse the paste off with water and pat your face dry with a towel.
For best results, use this scrub every day for the first week as part of your skincare routine. Then, use it three to four times a week to keep pores fresh and clean.
Watch the video below to get the full instructions for this pore-minimizing DIY!