People struggle with large pores all the time. Tightening pores can be a long journey. The first way to tighten pores is by cleaning them out. Another way is through masks. To be precise, clay masks. Clay masks can offer many types of benefits for the skin. But in particular, they can help clean out and tighten pores.
Bentonite clay is one inexpensive and effective clay mask. This mask will help pull out the impurities from your pores and tighten them. I also find that this mask helps get rid of pimples. All you need is some of the bentonite clay and some apple idea vinegar. Beware: do not let the clay touch any metal objects; it will deactivate the effects of the bentonite clay. In a non-metal bowl, take about one tablespoon of bentonite clay and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mix the two ingredients together with a non-metal spoon. After mixing, all you have to do is apply the mask to your face and any trouble spots. Then you wait until about 20-30 minutes or until the mask is dry. While it dries, you should feel a tightening feeling from the mask. Afterwards, clean off the mask with warm water. You should do this mask once a week. Hopefully, you’ll see results soon.
Another effective mask that I personally use is the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask from Korea. I love this mask because it helps clean out the pores, exfoliates, tones, and tightens the pores. Smooth over this mask on a clean, dry face after apply toner. It helps if you open the pores on your face beforehand via steam or hot water. After applying, just let it sit on your face. The instructions on the back say to let it sit for about 10 minutes, but I let it sit on my face for about an hour for better results. Then you wash off the mask with clean water. When I clean off this mask, I notice that my face feels much smoother and the pores are cleared of sebum and excess oils. My pores also seem smaller. It really makes a difference. I recommend applying this about once a week.
One other clay mask (also) from Korea is the Coalion Premium Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo. I use this mask to help clear and tighten my pores. This masks comes in two steps: step one is the Blackhead Steam Pore Pack and step two is the Pore Original Pack. In step one, you apply the blackhead steam pore mask on a clean, dry face. When you do, gently exfoliate it onto your skin for about 1-2 minutes. You should feel your skin getting hotter. After about 5-10 minutes, you can exfoliate once more and wash it off with clean water. After this comes step two where you apply the other mask on. Apply the mask onto clean dry face. You should feel a tingling, cooling effect as you leave it on. After about 10-15, wash it off with clean water. Apply these masks about twice a week. The first step helps me clean my face and it feels very soft after washing it off. The second step helps me tighten my pores and it give a nice refreshing feeling.
Now that you know about clay masks, you can use them and tighten and shrink the appearance of your pores. Good luck!