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Face Mask for Pore Tightening

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author image Willow Sidhe
Willow Sidhe is a freelance writer living in the beautiful Hot Springs, AR. She is a certified aromatherapist with a background in herbalism. She has extensive experience gardening, with a specialty in indoor plants and herbs. Sidhe's work has been published on numerous Web sites, including Gardenguides.com.
Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Large pores are typically caused by excessively oily skin, sun-damaged skin, or -- in many cases -- decreased skin elasticity due to the natural aging process. It is impossible to permanently shrink large pores, but you can minimize their appearance using a variety of home treatments including homemade face masks.

Step 1

Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl and beat well with a wire whisk. In her book “Natural Skin Care,” Joni Loughran recommends using eggs in pore-tightening face masks. As the eggs dry on the skin, they pull the pores together making them appear smaller and tighter.

Step 2

Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to the beaten eggs and whisk again. Continue whisking until the flour has dissolved completely and the mixture is smooth. Set it aside to thicken.

Step 3

Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Peel a small cucumber, and cut it into 1-inch chunks. Place the cucumber pieces in a blender or food processor and process on medium speed until smooth.

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Step 4

Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Add the egg and flour mixture to the pureed cucumber. Process again on medium speed until all the ingredients are combined.

Step 5

Face Mask for Pore Tightening
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Use the mask immediately and discard any leftovers. Make a new batch for each application for the best results. To use, apply the mixture directly to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with slightly warm water.

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