How to Make Nose Pores Smaller

Updated February 21, 2017

The area around the nose is one of the oiliest. The excess oil or sebum occurs when the sebaceous glands are overstimulated. This can be due to genetics or hormones. Oily skin leads to larger pores and the increased likelihood of acne outbreaks. While genetics and hormonal changes play a crucial role in the size of the pores, an improper skin care regimen can also contribute to large pores. Getting pores around the nose smaller is only a temporary measure, but there are a few ways to take care of the skin that reduces the size of the pores near the nose.

Boil a pot of water on the stove. Turn off heat and lean over the steam for a facial. Allow the steam to penetrate the face for no more than 10 minutes. The steam deep cleans the pores by softening the hardened oil and letting it drain out.

Rinse face with cold water. Rubbing ice cubes overs the face is another way to close the pores temporary, giving them a smaller appearance.

Apply lemon juice to the area using a cotton ball. The citric acid in the lemon juice helps dry away some of the surface oil, which helps keep the pores around the nose smaller.


Brush on rice powder to the area near the nose. Reapply the powder throughout the day. Rice poser absorbs oil. The powder is sold in speciality grocery store, health food stores and online

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Pot
  • Ice cube tray
  • Cotton balls
  • Lemon juice
  • Rice powder
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