3 Home Remedies to Deep Clean Pores

Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home remedies by Sheetal Rawal

Many of us cleanse our pores regularly because we want to get rid of our pimples and prevent any future acne breakouts. However, deep cleaning your pores has another benefit that a lot of us aren’t aware of: getting glowing skin. If your pores are congested with dirt, oil, and other impurities, your skin may start to look dull and lifeless. Therefore, if you want glowing skin, you must learn how to deep clean your pores at home, regardless of whether or not you have acne.

Keep reading to discover 3 home remedies that you can use to deep clean your pores and get glowing skin. A high-quality natural facial cleanser is a great product to invest in, but if you don’t own one, these natural DIYs can also help you clean your skin effectively. These DIYs are made with all-natural ingredients and won’t take longer than 5 minutes to work their magic on your skin.

1. Castor Oil Home Remedy to Soothe Inflammation & Deep Clean Your Skin

Castor oil contains a rich amount of fatty acids that can definitely help unclog your pores and deep clean your skin. One of the more important fatty acids found in castor oil is ricinoleic acid, which is antimicrobial. As a result, castor oil can get rid of impurities hiding in your pores and decrease the likelihood of acne. By cleaning your pores regularly with castor oil, your skin might start to look more radiant.

Even if you do not have any clogged pores, you should still use castor oil if you are concerned about premature aging. Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and emollient properties. When you use castor oil on your skin, it can diminish signs of inflammation, help your skin look softer and smoother, and nourish your cells with fatty acids that your skin needs to prevent premature lines and wrinkles.

Castor oil might be too thick to use by itself, but mixing it with a few beauty oils like olive oil and Vitamin E oil may make it easier to apply and prevent it from clogging your pores.


8 drops of Vitamin E oil

10 drops of castor oil

½ tsp. of olive oil


Emulsify the ingredients together with a fork.

Apply and massage your skin with this remedy for 3 to 5 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use once a week.

"I’ve been using the Apsara products - the cleanser, serum, toner, and lotion - and I’ve been seeing a lot of good results. The areas near my nose have cleared up a lot, and I’ve also noticed a lot less acne."

2. Jojoba Oil Home Remedy to Unclog Your Congested Pores Easily

Another antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory beauty oil you should use on your skin to deep clean your pores is jojoba oil. If you’re worried about using any product on your skin because it may clog your pores, jojoba oil should be your go-to product. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores), and it is structurally similar to sebum, an oil that your skin produces. Because of this, jojoba oil can limit the amount of oil your skin produces to protect itself, minimizing any oily or greasy feeling on your skin. Furthermore, since jojoba oil is a good source of fatty acids, you won’t have to worry about your skin being too dry or malnourished after using it.

Jojoba oil has a light texture and can be used either alone or in combination with other oils. If you don’t want to go to your natural foods store to look for jojoba oil, we highly recommend using our Jojoba Facial Serum, perfect for those with oily or acne-prone skin.


8 drops of castor oil

½ tsp. of jojoba oil

½ tsp. of fresh papaya pulp


Emulsify the ingredients together with a fork.

Apply and massage your skin with this remedy for 3 to 5 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with a daily skin care routine based on your skin type. Click here to find out what your skin type is.

Use once a week.

3. Orange Juice Home Remedy to Exfoliate Your Pores & Get Glowing Skin

Though orange juice is not a beauty oil, it is a natural ingredient that has antimicrobial properties due to the presence of citric acid. Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is capable of exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation is another effective way of unclogging your pores. Plus, exfoliation has an added benefit of sloughing off the dead cells on the surface layer of your skin. This will let new cells come to the surface and allow your skin to look more glowing and youthful. Not only will your pores be deeply cleaned, but also lines, wrinkles, and blemishes might start to look less noticeable.

The citric acid in orange juice can irritate those with sensitive skin and may cause redness, sun sensitivity, and dryness, especially if you use a lot of it at once. Combining orange juice with natural ingredients like castor oil and almond oil can make it a lot safer to use on your skin.


⅛ tsp. of castor oil

1 tsp. of orange juice

1 tsp. of almond oil


Emulsify the ingredients together with a fork.

Apply and massage your skin with this remedy for 3 to 5 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water. Then use your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use once a week.

Don’t miss the video down below. You will learn another easy home remedy that you should use to unclog your pores and get glowing skin. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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