Seeking Perfection

No More Large Pores

Open or enlarged pores can be an annoying problem for both men and woman of all age. Each pore of the skin has both a hair follicle and a sebaceous gland (oil gland). Pores are an important part of the skins health and generally they are not problematic. Some skin types and skin conditions can lead to enlarged pores that begin to look more visible and cosmetically displeasing.

Large pores can be prominent on the cheeks, nose and chin areas, appearing like needle holes or craters in the face.

The issue with enlarged pores is that they are more susceptible to dirt and grime build-up. Congested pores lead to a whole manner of skin complains, like spots, blemishes and even infection.

The Skinssence offers multiple treatments for all skin conditions. Each patient can be individually assessed through our skin analysis system and a bespoke treatment plan instituted to address individual concerns.

What causes my enlarged pores?

  • Clogged pores result from the gradual buildup of oil and dead skin cells beneath our skin’s surface. This often makes it difficult for the oil produced by your sebaceous glands to flow, causing your pores to enlarge.
  • Genetics can also play a part in causing enlarged pores. Naturally oily skin person are more likely to have larger pores.
  • Age is another main culprit: as we age, we lose the elasticity in our skin due to decreased levels of collagen and elastin production. The natural shedding process that helps to clear dead skin cells also slows down with age, causing pores to appear larger.

How can I treat my enlarged pores?

A good cleansing routine
One of the easiest ways to prevent the occurrence of enlarged pores is to adopt a good daily cleansing routine, to prevent the buildup of oil and dead skin cells on your skin’s surface.

  1. Cleanse
    Cleanse your skin daily with a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type and not overly harsh. You may wish to use a cleanser that contains lactic or salicylic acid that helps to gently exfoliate the skin.
  2. Exfoliate
    Using a scrub twice a week can help to clear your skin’s surface of dead skin cells, giving you brighter and more radiant skin.
  3. Treat
    The use of products containing salicyclic acid or benzyl peroxide can help to eliminate acne bacteria and reduce oil production.


Skinssence offer a range of medical solution for your enlarged pores that can help in keeping your skin cleansed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

Carbon Laser Peels

Our carbon laser peel helps to minimise and unclog pores, while tackling acne and oily skin concerns.

Medical Grade Peels

Medical Grade Peels can safely resurface the skin and promote the growth of new skin. This effectively clears your skin’s surface of dead skin cells, revealing the fresher, softer skin underneath, as well as reducing the likelihood of clogged and enlarged pores.

FAQs about Large Pore

Excessively heavy foundations and concealers, sun damage, general ageing, bacterial growth, pollutants in the atmosphere which can clog the pores and lead to blackheads, pimple popping and over-picking the skin (which can often lead to inflammation and later, scarring).


You are also an acne sufferer, you frequently or exclusively use products which are comedogenic (pore-clogging) such as various oils like avocado and coconut; or you are genetically predisposed (you have parents/family members who also have large pores.)


Oily or greasy moisturisers, picking at the face, dirty pillowcases and makeup brushes, smoking – a process proven to accelerate ageing and break collagen fibres known for keeping the pores elastic, and most importantly: using conflicting chemicals on the face which will upset the skin’s delicate oil balance.