How to Clean Facial Pores Using Home Remedies

by Kimberly A. Smith

Whether you regularly suffer from acne and blackheads or not, learning to keep your pores free of dirt and oil will help prevent frustrating breakouts. If you don’t want to use harsh chemicals on your skin, there are still many easy ways to clean your pores. Most home remedies are easy and inexpensive, yet still provide good results. By combining ingredients you already have at home with chemical-free products, you can have flawless skin. Follow these simple techniques to learn how to clean facial pores using home remedies.

Items you will need

  • Gentle facial cleanser
  • Washcloth
  • Steel-cut oatmeal
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Egg whites
  • Lemon juice
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Pore strips
Step 1

Drink more water every day. Water flushes toxins out of your system and helps your skin stay strong. Eight glasses a day can help naturally eliminate acne.

Step 2

Choose a gentle facial cleanser for your skin instead of an abrasive one. Use this cleanser in the morning and evening to eliminate dirt before it enters the pores.

Step 3

Before beginning any pore-cleaning treatments, apply a hot, damp washcloth to the skin on your nose and chin for 2 to 3 minutes. The heat and moisture will help open your pores and make them more receptive to treatments.

Step 4

Exfoliate your skin once a week using a simple oatmeal scrub. Combine steel-cut oatmeal with a tablespoon each of honey and yogurt. Apply this to your face and gently rub in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 5

Use a facial mask on a regular basis. Combine a tablespoon of lemon juice, two egg whites and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply this mixture to the face for 8 to 10 minutes and wash away.

Step 6

If your nose, chin, or forehead has blackheads, try using pore strips available at any drugstore. These simple adhesive strips are applied to damp skin and left on for 15 minutes. When they are removed, they take the pore-clogging substances with them. Wash skin thoroughly after use.


  • Exercise and proper sleep can also help skin maintain a healthy texture.


  • Never pick or squeeze blemishes, because this can cause an infection.

Photo Credits

  • Mark May

About the Author

Kimberly A. Smith has been a freelance writer for two years. She graduated from the University of California at Davis and the California Culinary Academy, then pursued a career baking wedding cakes. During her time at CCA, she received certification in nutrition and food safety. She currently attends the University of Oregon School of Law.