Enlarged Pores: Treatment and Prevention with Perricone Cosmetics

A pore consists of a sweat gland, a hair follicle, and an oil gland that lubricates skin and assists in the removal of dead skin cells. Many people notice that their pores appear enlarged or especially prominent.

This can result from:

  • Blackheads can expand pores, and the collection of sebum and dirt around the pore creates the illusion that they are larger.
  • Sun damage enlarges pores.
  • Aging. Skin thickens with age and a rim of cells is more likely to collect around each pore.

There are a few key ways to treat and prevent the appearance of large pores. These include:


While it is a myth that enlarged pores can be permanently shrunken through chemical treatment or surgery, you can diminish the appearance of enlarged pores with proper cleansing and topical treatment.

Proper cleansing removes dirt and impurities and allows other treatments to penetrate.

Follow these steps:

  1. Remove makeup.
  2. Rinse face with warm water.
  3. Gently lather a dime-sized amount of cleanser in a circular motion.
  4. Rinse thoroughly.
  5. Pat dry; don’t rub.

Perricone Nutritive Cleanser, gentle enough for use twice a day, washes away impurities without over-drying. Nutritive Cleanser also provides the anti-aging benefits of DMAE as well as Alpha Lipoic Acid which helps to diminish the appearance of enlarged pores.

Proper Diet

One of the best ways to prevent enlarged pores is through proper diet. Diet has a significant impact on skin health and poor diet can lead to inflammation, which contributes each of the three causes of enlarged pores.

To prevent this cycle, avoid sugar, fast food, and dairy, and build your diet around anti-inflammatory foods that contain fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber:

  • Fish, poultry, and tofu
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Legumes, nuts, and seeds
  • Whole grains

Sun Protection from Perricone Cosmetics

Protecting your skin against sun damage works two-fold for enlarged pores treatment.

Sun damage itself causes pores to enlarge, and also causes aging that is associated with the thickening of skin and the collection of cells around individual pores.

An incredibly easy way to incorporate sun protection into your daily routine is to choose a foundation with SPF like No Foundation Foundation from Perricone cosmetics. In addition to delivering the benefits of its active ingredients and acting as a superior foundation, it provides non-chemical SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection.

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  1. I have used almost every product and have been to at least 3 dermatologist about my enlarged pores mainly do to cystic acne growing up. I must say that these products have been the best. I bought the sample package of skin care just to try and was amazed how my skin started to look and feel. I most recently purchased the pore minimizing set and after 3 weeks what a difference! I still have acne scarring but I never thought that my skin would look this radiant. especially since I am going through my changes.
    I cannot say enough about this product. I am using the 3 step skin care for enlarged pores, blue plasma and vitamin c with the neuropeptide and intensive moisture therapy alternating blue plasma in the day and Vitamin c cream at night. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  2. I used to be very pretty with no pores n skin problem, now I have pores all over and inflammation and the pores under some special screening shows that the oil on the pores are oxidized leaving black dot on it..after wash is not as bad but when u start applying products it’s like they on top and form an oil film on the surface.. …what should I do..now I try to wash my face properly , interested to try perricone no foundation foundation

  3. I would love to become a tester!

  4. I have always had large pores since I was a child. I remember the few times my mother even commented on it.. I’m only 21 now but I would like to enjoy my skin and be comfortable. This is why I ould like to try Perricone.

  5. I am 60 years young, have always used a daily skincare regimen and have oily t-zone area but dry around the mouth areas. I have large pores and occasional breakouts.

  6. I am a frequent and faitful Sephora client, always looking for products to help me fight aging and make me look fresh and flawless. I have used Estee Lauder, Lancome, Dior,the list goes on and on. About a year ago i switch to Retin A 1% and Amonium lactate 12% for hydration, both by Rx only. However, i am still looking for a product that helps with the enlarged pores on my cheecks and chin,not just the quick fix that i normally apply with my make-up, but something more permanet. I am 41 years old and i take good care of my skin using good products and SPF 70 on a daily basis, even though I never expose my face to the sun unless is while i’m driving or walking to the office from the car. I do not abuse my skin with alcohol, smoke, or lack of sleep. I work out daily and drink a gallon of water a day with Acai and gree tea. I will love to use the pore minimizer from Dr. Perricone as a trial before i invest on another expensive product. If i like it, i will continue to use it.

  7. Hi! I really need to try your products for several reasons:

    I have sun damage that has caused several pores on my face to be raised

    Crow’s feet has started under my eyes with some puffiness

    I’m 39 and getting married for the first time this summer to a man 10 years younger than me! And I want to look my best for him on our wedding day!

    Thanks for considering me!


  8. My pores are enlarged around my nose, I would like to test a product to reduce the size of my pores

  9. Hola, me gustaría seguir comprando la linea Perricone que probé en USA, venden los productos en Argentina o Méjico?, Muchas gracias,
    María José

  10. I have horrible skin (oily, blackhead prone, hormonal breakouts, etc.) and I would love to test out these products and see what they could do for my skin.

  11. I would like to become a Dr. Perricone tester. I have nlarged pores on my nose & around my mouth. I would love to get rid of them or at least shrink them.

  12. I would love to try the sun screen by Doctor Perricone!!

  13. Hi, I would LOVE to test your products!

  14. Hello i would like to became a perricone´s tester in order to promote these products here in mexico city where still pretty unknown

  15. I would like to become a Perricone tester.