Genetics may be to blame, but years of sun exposure can contribute to the look of large pores.
Although you can not physically shrink your pores , retinoids help by sloughing off dead skin and cleansing out pores, which can fill with debris as well as dead skin cells, bacteria and sebun that oiginates inside the hair follicle. Make sure the retinoid products are oil free and say “noncomedogenic”, which means the product has been tested not to clog up pores. Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Peels, and Medical Microdermabrasion also help diminish the appearance of large pores. A series of six treatments spaced one to two weeks apart is suggested for optimal results, as well as a follow up maintenance monthly treatment.