DIY Pore Minimizing Cucumber, Curd and Honey Face Mask
By Contributor: Naela
After a very warm welcome by the VNA team I am back with bang! I mean a new Do It Yourself tutorial! How many of you have noticed some tiny little openings on your face? I am sure many of you have seen them at some point on your face. But what are they? Why do they come? How to reduce them? They are PORES! Yes they are the culprit, now catch hold of them and keep them under control. Pores are tiny little openings which releases the sebum to the surface of the skin. Every single person has pores though some has large and noticeable whereas some has small which aren’t noticeable enough. They are good as well as bad because they keep the skin moisturized by secreting oil but sometimes when there is too much sebum secretion it makes your skin oily.
Due to too much oil secretion your pores get clogged and dirt is accumulated in them and causes black heads and white heads which are even more irritating. So you cannot remove the pores from your life but you can for sure control them and keep them clean to avoid all sorts of problems. Okay now you all know about pores now lets focus upon how to keep them clean and minimize their appearance. While experimenting with some face masks I have learned that some ingredients help in minimizing the appearance of pores.
INGREDIENTS for the Pore Facial Mask:
- Cucumber- 3 tsp
- Curd – 2 tsp
- Honey- 1tsp
Now you know ingredients let us know what each ingredients is going to do as it equally important to know what you are using and why.
- Curd: It helps to clear up the clogged pores as it is an excellent cleanser. It removes dead skin cells as well as deals with bacteria. It helps to clear up acne. It has lactic acid which hydrates the skin and removes dullness and has moisturizing properties. It brightens up your skin. And last but not the least it is soothing on the skin. So basically it cleans your skin from within and removes the skin troubles caused by enlarged pores.
- Cucumber: It soothes the skin and has moisturizing properties. It brightens up the complexion and it is a gentle and effective cleanser. It fights signs of aging and contains antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin K which provides elasticity to skin and targets the dark circles.
- Honey: Honey is an excellent moisturizer and keeps the skin soft and supple. It gives radiance to the complexion. It has antibacterial properties which are good in treating acne and cleaning up the clogged pores.
Now you know the how we are going to achieve our target. Let us make the mask using this step by step tutorial.
STEP 1. Take 3 tsp/ 3 slices of cucumber and grind them in the mixer
STEP 2: Now add 2 tsp of curd to the cucumber juice and mix well
STEP 3: Add 1 tsp of honey and mix everything together
STEP 4: Apply the mixture evenly on your face including the eye area
STEP 5: Let the mask sit for about 15-20 mins
STEP 6: After that wet your hand and gently massage your face in circular motions and wash off
Tadaaa! Wow such a beautiful skin you have ladies! It gives instant glow to your face, cleans it from deep inside the skin and the major thing it minimizes the appearance of pores. Universal fact is you CANNOT remove the pores from your face because they are not a bad thing, they just work a little hard sometimes which causes us trouble. Otherwise your skin would have been dry and unhealthy without pores as they provide nourishment. You can only minimize/reduce their appearance.
That’s it! Hope you liked it. Comments are more than welcome. Till then bye and stay blessed.