The pores on my nose must be mating when I’m not looking, because lately the amount and size of them seem to be growing. So, I did a search on Google for "home remedies for reducing the appearance of pores". There were lots of them.
Some had such complicated recipes, that I would have had to go to culinary school. Others required ingredients that I would have no idea where to buy. (Where does one buy sandalwood powder?) Others’ ingredients, like buttermilk, required buying a cow.
Since, I only had the ingredients for one of the remedies, I chose that one. The salt and butter one. I know. How wrong does that sound? Which made me think it had to work, because why else would someone do something as counter-intuitive as rubbing a paste of butter and salt on their nose?
Actually, I lied I didn’t have butter in the house. I had Smart Balance, a butter-like spread that’s supposed to be better for your cholesterol.
So I mixed Smart Balance and sea salt and rubbed the greasy, salty paste around on my nose for around 10 seconds. (It made me crave popcorn). Then I rinsed it off with warm water. Believe it or not, it rinsed right off and didn’t leave a greasy residue.
I kid you not, my pores appeared to have almost disappeared. It was crazy. I have no idea how or why this works. I suppose salt is an astringent, which constricts tissue. And maybe the grease attracted the dirt and other grease out of my pores? Does grease even attract other grease? Are there any smart science people out there, who can explain why this works? I’m dying to know.
I'll be using this paste on my nose at least twice a week from now on, because it truly is amazing.