The only 4 DIY pore minimizing masks you’ll ever need

We’ve all heard of bad hair days, but have you ever had a bad skin day? We’re not even talking about acne, but those pores that remind you of Disney channel original movie, “Holes.” Large pores can be caused by too much sebum, or oil, in your skin and are usually clogged with dirt and dead skin cells. This is typically indicative of a poor skincare routine. However, this isn’t always the case! Despite hydrating like Lizzo, taking your collagen supplement, even being super consistent with a cleansing and moisturizing routine, there are some days when our skin decides to not stick with the program and show us pores that could inspire another moon landing. And while it might be easy to just throw your hands up and blame the fact that mercury is in retrograde, why not take matters into your own hands and show your pores who’s boss? Here are 4 ultimate DIY masks that use ingredients that you probably already have in your home and are perfect for minimizing pores. Take your skin from “poor-ous” to smooth as “pore-celain” in about the same time it takes for a fresh pedi to dry.


A note to those with sensitive skin: before applying any of these masks to your entire face, apply a small amount to your forearm and allow to dry for an hour. If you don’t experience any negative reaction within the following 24 hours, you're ready to go!


Egg Whites and Lemon

Not only are egg whites a healthy option for your Sunday brunch omelette, they work wonders for skin that is prone to acne and large pores. Egg whites contain an enzyme that literally eats the nasty bacteria on your skin that can lead to acne and oil buildup. Pair the egg whites with lemon juice, a powerhouse acne-fighting astringent in it’s own right, and you’ll be tagging all of your pics #nofilter in no time.


What You’ll Need

1 egg white

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of honey (for extra anti-bacterial benefits, but optional)



Whisk the ingredients together and apply all over a clean, dry, face. Avoid sensitive areas such as eyes and mouth and allow to dry completely before rinsing and patting dry. Follow with your favorite moisturizer. You’ll love how smooth your skin feels!


Apple Cider Vinegar

Okay seriously, is there anything ACV can’t do? It contains alpha-hydroxy acids which improve cell turnover AND shrink and tighten pores. Use ACV to tighten pores, for shinier hair, to reduce dandruff, etc. Honestly, take a bath in the stuff. Be your own hero.


What You’ll Need

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of bentonite clay

1 teaspoon of water



Mix the three ingredients together until they form a paste. Apply to clean skin with fingers or a facial mask brush. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, but don’t allow to dry completely. Rinse, pat dry, then follow with your favorite moisturizer.


Turmeric/Manuka Honey

This mask is full of the super ingredients that are in the ranks with our GOAT ACV. Turmeric is the main ingredient in “golden milk” and has a myriad of health benefits. It reduces inflammation while the Manuka honey and coconut oil possess anti-bacterial properties.


What You’ll Need

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon Manuka honey

1 teaspoon organic extra virgin coconut oil



Mix the ingredients thoroughly. These measurements aren’t too strict, so if you need to add anything extra don’t sweat it. Apply the mask to a clean, dry, face. Let sit for 10 minutes. For the best results, use this mask 2-3 times per week. Pro tip: If you have fairer skin, use an oil-based cleanser to prevent temporary staining.


Green Tea

We know that large pores are caused by excess oil buildup in the skin. Green tea prevents the enzyme found in sebaceous glands from doing its thang and reduces sebum secretion.


What You’ll Need

1 tablespoon green tea powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of sugar



Mix the ingredients until they form a paste. Apply over the face, massaging in circular movements for about 2 minutes. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry.


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