Clogged and enlarged pores ordinarily are not a dangerous medical condition, but they can certainly be a nuisance. With time, the effects of make-up and dirt, skin secretions, and the work of bacteria on the sebaceous and sweat glands throughout our bodies, pores can become clogged with oils as well as dead and living materials. These clogged pores can become more easily visible and unsightly (particularly on the skin on our faces) when they enlarge, take on colors other than that of our skin, and become deeply pitted.
Gentle, proper cleaning is ordinarily recommended as the best recourse to remove unwanted material from our pores, allowing the pores to shrink and our skin in general to take on a healthier and more youthful appearance.
Continue reading to learn which natural remedies Earth Clinic readers have tried, such as organic apple cider vinegar, to shrink their large pores.