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. My daughter was just telling me how the holes in my face are big & she has done. Gee, thanks…

  2. I would love to try this product I have very large pores and have tried just about everything and nothing has seemed to work for me, If I had a chance to try this product and it works for me I would be the happiest person on earth and would swear by it!!

  3. I have noticed my pores getting bigger and sure want to change that. Yes, I want to be a tester for you.

  4. I have a little over 300 days left till my wedding in December and I want to have flawless looking skin. My skin is extremely oily and acne prone and I noticed that my pores have gotten larger and larger with age. I am now 27 years old.

    I am currently testing products such as kinerase and the clarisonic brush and have not seen results as far as my pore size. I would like to tets your product and do an extensive product review of this product including before and after photos and a youtube video on a channel I am currently trying to develop.



  5. I would love to be a tester for this! This sounds like just what I need!

  6. I have pores the size of ballpoint pen tips and no matter what I have used in the past they will not go away.
    I would love to test your products out.

  7. Would love to try your products. Have tried everything for wrinkles. I have found not one thing that works. Please help.

  8. Would definitely love to test any of your products, especially those that are designed for skin that needs firming. I am almost 49 and don’t have deep wrinkles, but I fell my skin is a lot more saggy than 10 years ago.

  9. I am also very self conscious when it comes to my skin texture. I have tried different creams with no luck. I have sun damage and large pores on my nose. I need something to make my pores smaller but not irritate my skin. Please let me test this product! I need your help!

  10. i’ve just turned 21 and trying to find products that will help my skin for years to come :) i’ve tried many different types of products and my pores are still really bad

  11. I have been blessed with large pores from my mothers side of the family. I have tried all kinds of products that range in price from $5.00 to $150.00. I just would love one that works. I would love to try this.

  12. I am 34 years old and have noticed over the last year that my pores appear larger…especially one pore on my right cheek and it drives me crazy! I’ve tried lots of products to diminish it but haven’t found that one thing that works yet. I would love to try this product…

  13. I have visible pores and rosacea spider veins. I would like to become a product tester if possible, thank you!

  14. I have a few enlarged pores. It’s not bad…yet.

  15. I have oily skin and therefore suffer from enlarged pores!it looks so ugly. Would love to try your product. I really hope this works.

  16. I would love to try this… I have enlarged pores on my nose and they bother me alot!

  17. I would love to try this. I’ve always had large pores and never knew what causes them or how to get rid of them. Thanks for the great article!
    I would also be interested in writing a review and doing a giveaway on my website. TY!

  18. I have enlarged pores and combination skin and still break out monthly at age 45. I haven’t been able to find a good fit, skin care wise, that helps cover all these issues and I am hoping perhaps this is it.

  19. I would love to try you products. I am a 46 year old woman in menopause with adult acne and minor wrinkles. I also have large pores which make my face appear older and makeup does not even cover them up. This is a program I would love because I buy products to help me and after using them they don’t work and I am out alot of money and no results. If you would allow me to do this program then I could try the products with no out of pocket and when I find something that works I would most certainly purchase it! I would also tell everyone I know. I’m willing to blog about it regularly if I get this opprotunity!!! Thank-you

  20. I have tried many products and have even had dermatologist treatments for my large pores, to no avail. One even told me to live with it – it’s something men must expect. I would like to prove him wrong and finally be able to look in the mirror and not have my pores be the main attraction. I would love to be a product tester for this and will be happy to provide honest feedback. Thanks!

  21. I would love to try this Cold Plasma. I have very enlarged pores, I figured it was hereditary since my mom and I both have it. If I could test it, my mother and I would love to test out this product. Trust me, I’ve tried nose strips, scrubs, everything, to make my pores appear smaller but they never usually stay smaller for a long time. I would love to have a youthful, and smooth complexion!

  22. My pores have gotten alot bigger as I’ve gotten older (I’m 29). I’d love to address these issues!

  23. Wow cold plasma sounds awesome! Great work. Would love to smooth that on these thirty something enlarging pores. I really need to read all Perricones recomendations on diet, and supplements as well – I need an anti-inflammatory tune up. P.S these are the best products but do you really need to use sodium laureth sulphate, fragrances and the odd paraben??? Thanks

  24. I use an exfoliant, but the genetics and sun damage on my skin over-rides this! I would love to try cold plasma.

  25. I have a problem with enlarged pores, esp on my nose. I really appreciate your post because it explains why they look dark.

    I would love to try your product.

  26. oh lord…i am really interested in this product but will it break my skin out? ive used exfoliators and ended up with pimples the next morning….i even use a mint clay mask and that doesnt even work…soo please please lemme test!!!

  27. I would love to test one of your products and this one would be especially useful for me. I do have large pores and I do not have to tell you anything to reduce them would be much appreciated!

  28. I am a nurse practitioner and am always looking for good products to suggest to my patients.

  29. My boyfriend has large pores and I have encouraged him to follow a good skin care regimen. But, he is genetically predisposed, is there something more he can do?

  30. I have HUGE pores in the T zone other than that my face is normal to dry but I cannot cover them up HELP!!!!!!

  31. I’d love to try this product and be a product tester. What are the specific requirements?

  32. I would love to try your products, especially the ones to help with adult acne and pore reduction. I have always suffered with black heads on my nose, and no matter what I have tried, my face either gets really dry in one spot, and extra oily in another. I would love to try your products :)

  33. I definitely think that as I’ve aged I’ve noticed an increase in size of the pores on my face. My mother has the same issues, must be genetic.

  34. I hate having large pores :-( would love anything to shrink them

  35. would love to test your products

  36. I need this because you can see the pores on my face from far away. My prescription stuff does not do anything. I would love to try this. Thanks Kayla

  37. I just started using “some” of the Perricone products. I have been a licensed Esthetician ( skin care specialist) for 27 years. I am 49 years old. I have been told so….. many times I look alot younger. I have tried alot of skin care products throughout the years,some deliver, alot of them don’t. I received a sample of the Cold Plasma with a recent order I placed on line with Perricone MD. It was enough to use am & pm for 5 days. I have to say…. It WAS CRAZY !!!!! AMAZINGLY GREAT! In just 5 days my pores are 50% smaller. My skin’s texture is smoother and I see a very noticeable tightness in my skin. It is nothing short of a miracle. Now I am out. It is very pricey, $150 for 1oz. I was hoping they would offer it in a smaller “trail” size to make it a little easier on my budget. But I have to say I am a believer. I am trying to decide on how I can justify to my husband that I HAVE TO HAVE this product. Wish me luck.

  38. I would love to become a tester. I have previously used SkinCeuticals but would like to compare these products, as that they are considered the same premium level. I like that he is an MD too!

  39. I have large pores under my eyes and on my chin. They often clog up with dead skin cells, even with frequent cleaning.
    I am searching for a product that will produce results of smaller looking pores.

  40. I would LOVE to try this product- after having my son my skin completely changed. I have always had amazing skin, however, now it is red, irriated, patchy, scaly, and more pores could hold loose change.

  41. I’ve seen the Cold Plasma ads and I’ve been very interested in trying this product. I’d love to be a tester!

  42. I have enlarged pores so always look for such a product.I would love to be a product tester.

  43. I have struggled with the problem of enlarged pores all my life, and never known what to do about it. I believe it is mostly genetic, but have not had any success controlling it with exfoliants, etc. I would love to try this or any other product that might help me.

  44. I used to have skin that all my friends envied, but then about three years ago my pores became enlarged and everything I used never worked. I have not been able to find anything that helps and Cold Plasma sounds amazing. I would love to give this product a try; I could finally have my young, youthful face back!

  45. I have very large pores on my face and would love to be a product tester to see if your product would indeed correct this!

  46. I have always looked younger than I am. (49 years old currently) I do have more and more pores that are enlarging. I would love to see these diminish again and take care of my skin.

  47. I have read your books and am eager to try your products.

  48. I NEED to try Cold Plasma. I (genetically and from sun) have enlarged pores, blackheads, and some pimples. I also get very flaky dry skin, though, when I try to use all these other “acne” products. I just turned 30, so I need help with the pores and pimples but also need it a product to moisturize and help firm my aging skin. I am very self conscious when it comes to my skin texture. I am constantly covering it over with tinted moisturizer and concealer. I need some help!!!!

  49. I have enlarged pores as well as roseacea and would love to be a product tester to address these skin concerns.

  50. I am always looking for the best product for large pores. I have seen your associate on QVC and she is so passionate about your skin care line. I would love to give it and try and would following regime diligently.