Pores in the skin are a vital part of the structure of the skin. Pores make it possible for healthy oil glands in the skin to protect and hydrate the skin. Although pores are essential for skin health, when they are enlarged or prominent, facial pores can be a source of angst and frustration for many people because they are more visible. Large pores often collect dirt and makeup, making them look more pronounced.
Causes of Large Pores
Pores become larger when they are clogged with dirt, bacteria and oil. Prominent facial pores tend to appear during puberty, caused by the increased production of oil by the glands in the skin. People with thicker skin tend to appear with more obvious pores.