How Enlarged Pores on Face Come About

Facial pores are an important part of the face where sweat and sebaceous oil leave the body. Pores are also where hair on the body stems from.

Everyone has pores, but some are much larger and noticeable than others. Reducing pore size is one of the many way to make skin look younger.

There are a number of factors which can cause a pore to grow in size:

  • Genetics. Pores appear smaller on people with dry skin. People with thick, oily skin are usually those dealing with enlarged pores.
  • Sun damage. Sun damage causes the skin’s top layer, the epidermis, to thicken. When the skin thickens, a rim of cells appears around the pores, making pores look larger than they really are.
  • Poor skin care. When surface oil and dead skin accumulated on the face, they collect around the pores, making them look bigger. Use an exfoliant to prevent buildup and keep pores clear.

Blackheads are dark plugs that form within pores. When blackheads form, they clog the pore and oil that continues to be produced is collected behind the blackhead. It is when the pores are clogged that they expand in diameter. When oxygen mixed with the pores clogged with sebum, cellular debris, and bacteria, the pores turn black. This build up can easily cause acne and pimples.

Dr. Perricone’s Cold Plasma cream helps reduce pore size and improved the overall look of skin.

Apply Cold Plasma morning and night to correct the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and impurities. This cream can help restore firmness, smoothness, and radiance.

Cold Plasma is formulated with:

  • Advanced Neuropeptide Technology to prevent inflammation
  • DMAE to lift, tighten, and firm skin
  • DHA to hydrate skin

Have you tried Cold Plasma? Comment below to tell us what you think.

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  1. I have always had clear skin, neither dry nor oily. However I am now 54 and over the last 3 years I have developed mild rosecea and open pores. I cant use retin A products or alpha hydroxy because of the rosecea so itas hard finding a cream to reduce pores. I would like to have a sample product to test before buying.

  2. I am 29 years old, and I have always been blessed with clear and healthy skin. Just within the last few months I have noticed that the pores on my nose and under the eye area have become larger. I have tried numerous products and nothing seems to work. I don’t know why this has come about all of a sudden, but I need help and I would love to find something that works. I am eager to test your product!

  3. I have always had good skin I turned 40 this year and suddenly have large pores on my cheeks and forehead. People say I look 30 all the time but I can’t get past these open pores on my face that are making it very hard to wear foundation. I like that polished look. Please let me test your products and help my face stay young looking :)

  4. I am 57 yrs. old and I used to have a beautifvul complexion. Increasingly over the years the skin on my chin and nose seems to be splotchy red and my pores are getting larger. My chin looks pitted actually and I have never had acne. I use exfoliating cleanser and peels to cleanse and lotion as my skin tends be a little dry. I embarassed at the look of my skin. Can you help me.

  5. i would love to try it because my skin is just full of pimpeld and it got those big pores awww i hate it. I tried so many products and nothin helps , just yesterday i went to Walgreens and got me something hmmmm i wonder does that work …….!!!

  6. Look forward to getting my hands on some of this. Does this deal with the build up of sebum + melanin in pores aswell?

  7. I can’t believe what has happened to my skin. I am told my looks are 20 years younger than my age of 53. But recently my skin has become clogged and blackheads have appeared. As I try to remove the blackheads and cloggs my pores are remaining large and get clogged all over again. I want smooth skin again, I need something that works.

  8. I started having problems with my skin in my mid 20′s, now I am 37. I have tried and done almost everything imaginable with no success. I have tried so hard to at least see some improvement but nothing. That now, I am at the point that I don’t do anything for my face anymore because it has been disappointment after disappointment.I have dark spots,huge enlarged pores,its been awhile that my skin just looks dull,I have pustules, cysts. I have become so uncomfortable with my skin that I don’t like talking to people up close or face to because I so embrass by my condition of my face. I go to work because I need to but I become so self conscious that my self esteem is next to nothing and I prefer to keep to my self at home with no social life.

  9. I have very large pores on my nose. I have just started using intensive pore minimizer, so I hope to see results soon. I never wear makeup as foundation just makes the pores more noticeable. I’m willing to try just about anything else that might help with this issue.

  10. I have large pores around my nose and my cheeks. I am very self conscious about them and almost every product that I’ve tried have done nothing. I would love to test this product to see if it could help me.

  11. I have very, very large pores at age 50, that get plugged easily into brown and black heads, esp along the sides of my face as well as the T zone. I would love to find help with this problem, and Perricone products are the bomb!!

  12. Because of my oily skin, I’ve had enlarged pores most of my life. I am now 49, and although my stuggle with acne is finally decreasing, my pores continue to be large. I would love to see if Perricone products could help diminish the appearance of my pores.

  13. I have pores on my nose. I would love to try this. Please let me to be product tester to try them all. Thanks.

  14. The pores on my cheeks, chin and nose are large and constantly clogged. I would love to see if your product would make difference!

  15. your looks are everything these days, no mater how youngyou feel, its all about looks. i have had the opportunity to use some products in the pastt but as the years have gone by i am seeing my LARGE pores becoming more clogged and more noticable… would love to see and feel the difference!

  16. I have only tried a few samples of Cold Plasma. Not enough time to really see a difference but I would love to be a tester for you. I have become quite a beleiver in all of the products I’ve tried & in your approach to skincare & inflammation. At 54 I’ve been told I look young but after using only some of your products($)I am really seeing changes in my skin. My husband is very impressed & thinks I look great without make up now! Thank You!

  17. would love to test the enlarged pore product, all other products that claim to help this problem,have done nothing. looking for a real solution

  18. I have enlarged pores in my t-zone area, as well as black head and frequent break outs. im a canadian resident and i would love test out this product!

  19. hi,

    i’m 35 and my skin already looks much more older than my age.i have difficulty finding the perfect foundation for my skin due to the enlarged pores that i have.I would very much love to test your product for enlarged pores and see if that would help me look and feel better.


  20. I never really thought i had a problem with black heads and then one day i took a real good look at my nose and the area around it and oh my goodness i am just covered in black heads and now they are even more visible because of enlarged pores. If there is a chance to help my skin look good again i am all for trying it.

  21. I have been searching all over for something that can reduce the appearance of my pores and if this is it, I would love to have it

  22. I have large pore in my t-zone area. I would love to test this product!

  23. I have large pores on much of my face, and they are always getting clogged up, especially around my nose. I would love to have a product that will help, most things I’ve tried do nothing for me. Please help!

  24. I’m so tired of dealing with enlarged pores. Hopefully this product can help.

  25. Desparately seeking large pore relief. I would collect cans for recycling to get the money to cure this problem!

  26. I have been trouble with enlarged pores since I can remember. I am 45, and have always tried to take care of my skin. I have exfoliated religiously. Cant seem to find ANY releif on the area of my nose.

  27. I’m 32 and I take a lot of pride in my skin. My mom taught me to apply moisturizer when I was 13 and I’ve been very skin conscious since then. However, my skin needs are changing every year and now that I just got pregnant, I’ve been noticing that my skin is sagging, my skin tone seems to be tremendously uneven and my pores seem to be getting unusually larger everyday. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been having trouble sleeping since I got pregnant. I know that lack of sleep is not good for your skin. I’ve been trying to do some research on products that will work best for me and my skin. I hope to get to test this product and see if it can help me with my dilemma.

  28. The older I get the BIGGER my pores seem to be. I would love to see if this product stands up to my very big problem.

  29. Living in Utah, I have VERY dry skin and have a slight problem with enlarged pores. I would love to try this product!

  30. I just started using these products and see the results after just one week. These are simply remarkable! I love the Advanced firming activator as well as the night retinol treatment.

  31. I have large pores around my nose, my cheeks and my chin. I am very self concious about them so I have tried almost every product there is with very little sucess. I would love to test this product to see if it could help me.

  32. As I am entering my 40′s I see my skin changing and am anxious to find products to help me maintain younger looking skin!! I would love to test your products and give feedback to help you out, too! : )

  33. I have always have problems with oily skin and enlarged pores. But it looks like once I started approaching my 40′s, my pores got bigger and suddenly, my skin is combination skin now, and not so oily. I’m so looking forward to try Dr. Perricone products. I think a change in my products will be good as well.

  34. Looking forward to trying product!

  35. I am using many of Dr. Perricone’s products and also his vitamin supplements. I am really interested in trying this product as I have found nothing yet that has helped in shrinking my enlarged pores.

  36. I have very large pores in my T-zone area. I’m in the process of changing the products that I am using so I would love to give this product a try!