Toner is great for reducing the size of enlarged pores and restoring the skins natural pH levels. Since blackheads are caused by open and clogged pores reacting to oxygen in the air, it makes sense it try to keep them as tight as possible. Though it is not possible to permanently shrink your pores, astringents, a substance used in toner, can be used to close pores up.
Alternatively, if you wish to take a more natural approach, lemon juice may also be used as an astringent to close up the pores. However, lemon juice may have the effect of lightening the skin tone during summer so be careful not to ruin your complexion.
Toner can be used everyday, twice a day, along side gentle cleansing of the face and moisturizing. Toner is a must have item for anyone with oily or combination skin types as leaving your pores wide and open is a recipe for disaster. We recommend Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner for oily skin. This toner works wonders for reducing the size of pores and keeping skin feeling fresh and healthy.