For many people, large pores are a problem. Large pores result from the body producing too much sebum. The sebaceous glands are located all over the body. These glands secrete sebum which keeps the skin moist. Overstimulation of the sebaceous glands leads to too much sebum being secreted. Too much sebum clogs and enlarges the pores. Many treatments for large pores are only temporary. The best results come from expensive medical procedures.

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Put a pot of water on the stove to boil. Turn off the heat. Put a towel on the head to concentrate the steam. Bend over the pot, about 3 to 5 inches away. Allow the hot steam to cover the face and to open all the pores. Steam the face for 10 minutes as the pores open and drain the sebum and debris.

Pour bottled lemon juice onto a cotton pad or ball. Apply lemon juice to all areas of the face with large pores. Do not rinse off. The citric acid in the lemon juice provides a temporary tightening effect on the skin that makes pores look smaller, reports the article “Treatment for Large Pores” on the Healthy Skin Portal.

Visit a dermatologist for advice. Consider microdermabrasion or a chemical peel to minimize pore size. Both medical treatments exfoliate the epidermis or top skin layer. Microdermabrasion uses crystals in a hand-held device. A chemical peel uses acids like glycolic acid or lactic acid to remove the uppermost layer of the epidermis. Both procedures make the pores appear smaller.