The causes of large pores

Skin is the largest organ that is part of the human body, and it is covered in millions of pores, even those that aren’t visible to the naked eye. These pores allow the skin to ‘breathe’. Every pore contains a hair follicle, and also sebaceous oil glands that secrete oils to keep your skin hydrated. 


Hormones are particularly the main role player when it comes to the amount of sebum your skin produces, and where on the body. Sebaceous glands are more prevalent on your face, neck, back, chest and groin. Which is why you may be able to see pores more and they appear larger in those areas. No matter your skin type whether it is dry, oily or even combination, you can still have the appearance of larger pores on your face.


Although there are no medical concerns tied to enlarged pores, it can be a cosmetic problem for a lot of people. It can make skin appear dull and can look as though it has a rough or irregular texture. The most common causes of enlarged pores are;


  • Genetics

  • Thick hair follicles

  • High levels of oil production

  • Sum damage/overexposure

  • Reduction of collagen production

skin with open pores
nose with open pores and blackheads

Treatments for large pores

A personalised treatment plan can help you tackle enlarged pores. We offer plenty of treatments for large pores, but your clinician will advise you on the best treatment method for you based on your skin type, and whether you have any other skin conditions. It is important to note that pores are a natural part of the skin and are needed to sweat and maintain regulated oil levels on your skin. Therefore, it is impossible to completely get rid of them – only minimise.

Some of the best treatments for enlarged pores are;

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