How To Make Pore Tightening Mask?

Excessive sun exposure, pollution or ageing can be the main causes behind enlarged pores. There are various methods to deal with the issue of large pores, and one of them is a natural way. Thus, here are homemade face masks for pore tightening. These face masks help in refining and tightening the pores. 

This article is going to list down the Best Homemade Pore Tightening Face Masks. Continue reading to know about these amazing DIY face masks.

Large and open pores are one of the most common issues faced by almost all of us. Various skincare products claim to reduce the appearance of pores. These remedies help reduce their appearance, but these home remedies are equivalent to chemical-based pore shrinking products. So, why not try them and attain the results that we want from our homes.

What Exactly Are Large Pores?

Pores are small openings on the surface of our skin that releases oil and sweat. If you have oily skin, there are more chances of your pores appearing larger. It is not possible to get rid of pores though you can reduce the appearance. All of us have pores on our skin, but they tend to become large if it gets clogged with dirt and bacteria. These home remedies will help you in shrinking the size of your pores. Let's dive into these face masks now.

Pores are the tiny holes in the skin through which sweat and oil pass. Each pore has tiny sebaceous glands at its root, which produce sebum, the skin's natural lubricating oil. There are many reasons why these glands may produce either too much or too little oil. In both cases, the pores may appear larger.

Too Much Sebum Can Lead to Blackheads

In the case of the overproduction of sebum, the pores can become blocked and clogged with oil. Dried skin debris then forms a plug, often referred to as a blackhead. This mixture dries and becomes hard, stretching the walls of the pore.

When we clean our skin to remove blackheads, the pore does not shrink back to its original size but remains open. Over time, enlarged pores make our skin look coarse and dull.

Too Little Sebum Can Lead to Slack, Stretched Skin

On the other hand, when our skin does not produce enough sebum (this often happens as we age), we can develop lines and wrinkles. In addition, mature skin loses its elasticity due to diminished collagen production.

Collagen fibers form the matrix that keeps the skin smooth and supple. When there isn't enough collagen and elasticity, individual pores become slack and appear more open and enlarged.

Homemade Pore Tightening Face Masks

Oatmeal, Gram Flour And Raw Milk Face Mask

Oatmeal is an effective ingredient when it comes to the cleansing and tightening of pores. It reduces sebum and makes skin look clearer. Raw milk and gram flour cleanse the skin and refine pore as well.

How to use:

  1. Take an equal amount of oatmeal flour and gram flour.
  2. Add enough raw milk to make a smooth paste.
  3. Apply the face mask over cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with normal water.

Rice Flour and Oats Face Mask

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Rice flour is an ingredient that is suitable for all skin types. It helps in controlling excess sebum production that is one of the main causes of large pores.


Oats can be used in several ways. It is used to treat acne, blackheads, relieves itching and exfoliates the skin.

What you need:

1 tbsp Rice Flour

1 tsp grounded oats

How to use:

Mix the above two ingredients with water to form a smooth paste. Apply this over your face for 20 minutes. Wash off with water and pat dry. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Multani Mitti and Rose Water Face Mask

Clay masks are beneficial in pulling sebum, dirt and bacteria from the skin. All these are a major factor that contributes to large pores. Multani mitti or fuller's earth is a great remedy to make the appearance of pores smaller. It provides a cooling effect to the skin and helps in getting rid of excess sebum.

Rose Water

Rosewater helps in maintaining the skin PH levels. It has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties that help in making large pores smaller.

What you need:

2 tbsp Fullers earth

Rosewater as needed

How to use:

Mix the above two ingredients to form a lump-free paste. Apply this mask over your face. Let it dry completely and wash off with water. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Egg White and Lemon Mask

This mask combines an egg white, which is wonderful for tightening and minimizing your pores' appearance and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. You should not use this mask if you are allergic to eggs.

The lemon juice acts as an astringent on oily skin but can be a little harsh on sensitive skin. Mix one part lemon juice to four parts water if your skin is sensitive, and then just use a teaspoonful of this diluted mixture.

How to Use the Egg White and Lemon Mask

  • Beat the egg white and lemon juice until it is thick.
  • Thoroughly clean your face. Apply the mask with a brush, avoiding the area around your eyes and lips.
  • Allow the mask to dry completely. Your skin will feel tight whilst the mask dries.
  • To remove, just rinse using tepid (not hot) water. Finish the process by gently rubbing an ice cube over your skin.
  • If you have blemishes, add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture. Honey is healing for skin eruptions like blemishes.
  • To gently exfoliate, thicken the mask with a little regular oatmeal. Use the fine version, not coarse, rolled oats, and cook it in the normal way. Allow to cool and add to the egg whites and lemon juice mixture.

Banana Oatmeal Mask

As mentioned above, nothing will permanently reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. However, you can diminish their appearance by giving your pores a deep cleanse, drawing out the "plug" of sebum, debris, and bacteria that cause inflammation. A deep cleanse will remove blackheads and help to reduce oiliness.

How to Make and Use a Banana-Oatmeal Face Mask

This mask is really good for deep-clean pores and gives your skin a lift. You will need a blender for this mask, but it is very quick to make.

  • Into your blender, place a peeled, ripe banana, half a ripe apple, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and four teaspoons of honey.
  • When everything is blended, transfer to a small bowl. Add a little oatmeal that you have previously cooked and allowed to cool. Make your mixture thick enough to spread on your face. Cover and leave in a cool place to set.

Almond Facial Masks

Make a paste with Almonds soaked in water overnight. Just add some water in the morning and apply for 20 minutes, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse. Almond paste is perfect for the skin's elasticity and shrinking pores on the forehead, nose and cheeks.

Avocado Paste

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Mash one half of an avocado and add a teaspoon of honey. Mix it into a paste and apply it to the face. The mixture of Honey and Avocado is good for moisturizing the face and cleansing it. You will be left with softer and tighter skin!

Orange-honey Facial Mask

Did you know that honey is naturally antibacterial? Because it's so full of antioxidants, the sticky substance is great for acne prevention and tissue regeneration, according to the mask's creator, Rochelle Maribojoc of Spa Pechanga. What's more, the citric acid in orange juice aids in skin exfoliation and the sea salt preserves the mixture, per Maribojoc, so it will keep in your shower or bathroom unrefrigerated for at least one and a half weeks.

What you'll need:

½ cup raw honey

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice (the more pulp, the better)

1 tablespoon sea salt


  1. Mix honey and orange juice to form a paste. If needed, add more honey to thicken.
  2. Apply to dry, clean skin and leave on for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

Green Tea Facial Mask

This mask addresses acne linked to oily skin. "Excess sebum production is associated with pore enlargement and is one of the causes of acne," says Rebecca Lee, RN, founder of Remedies For Me. "EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) found in green tea inhibits an enzyme found in sebaceous glands and reduces sebum secretion, which is associated with enlarged pores."

What you'll need:

1 tablespoon green tea powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Apply the paste over your face–avoiding your mouth, eyes, and eyebrows.
  3. Massage the paste for 1 to 2 minutes in slow circular movements.
  4. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off.

Cinnamon And Aloe Vera Facial Mask

"Use this mask to remove blackheads and unclog pores," Lee says. However, if you have sensitive skin, this mask may be too irritating for you.

What you'll need:

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey

1⁄4 cup aloe vera gel


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Apply the paste over your face–avoiding your mouth, eyes, and eyebrows.
  3. Rub the paste over the face for one minute in slow circular movements.
  4. Leave on for ten minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.

Tomato Juice And Baking Soda Face Mask

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Tomato juice possesses astringent properties that help in refining the pores. Apart from this, the antioxidants and vitamins present in tomatoes help in toning the skin. On the other hand, baking soda helps in tightening and cleansing the pores.

How to use:

  1. Take about two tablespoons of baking soda and add an appropriate amount of tomato juice to smooth paste.
  2. Apply the face mask over cleansed skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm to normal water.

Papaya, Rice Flour And Raw Honey Face Mask

The enzymes present in papaya help in clearing out the skin, and they shrink the pores too. Papaya effectively tones the skin and makes it look clearer. Raw honey also tones the skin and reduces the production of excess sebum to tighten up the pores. Rice flour also works wonderfully when it comes to pore tightening.

How to use:

  1. Take enough mashed papaya for the face.
  2. Add a tablespoon of rice flour and give it a good mix.
  3. Add enough raw honey to make a smooth paste.
  4. Apply the mask over cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Later, rinse it off with lukewarm to normal water.

Oatmeal Facial Mask

An oatmeal facial mask is mixed with Yogurt, Honey and Egg white. This mixture will leave you with healthier and tighter skin leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Mask

This blend of essential oils acts as a powerful disinfectant. Its astringent properties help rid the skin of excess oiliness, says Kaycee Colledge of doTERRA, who shared the mask recipe. She notes that you can buy bentonite clay at your local health food store. Do not use a metal bowl or spoon when mixing, as it can make it less effective.

What you'll need:

2 teaspoons bentonite clay

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 drop frankincense oil

1 drop lavender oil

1 drop melaleuca oil


  1. Combine clay and vinegar in a bowl and stir until well combined. )For a thicker mask, add ½ teaspoon of clay.)
  2. Add in essential oils.
  3. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around your eyes and mouth.
  4. Let dry for 5 to 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturizer.

How Often Should I Use Face Masks?

Do not use a mask every day. If your skin is oily, you can use one twice a week. For most skin types, however, weekly treatment is more than enough.

Tip: Use Toner After a Face Mask

Toners remove any unseen residue after you have cleansed your face. Some helpful toner tips:

  • Use straight from the fridge. Cold toner is more effective at tightening pores.
  • Use cotton balls to apply liquid toner and only use once to avoid bacterial contamination.
  • Tone up your complexion and improve blood circulation by patting your face and neck after applying toner.