Large Open Pores on Face and Nose: Causes, Treatment and Home Remedies

Unfortunately, the size of your facial pores is hereditary’”and there is nothing much you can about it. You cannot change its size, but you can however tighten the pores and close them to prevent them from getting blocked by sebum, dust, and other substances. There are also other factors that lead to large open pores on face such as oily skin type. One of the most usual causes of large open pores is acne infection and the picking of pimples that generally leaves a scar and an opening in the pore especially if the picking is not done properly.

Popping of blackheads and whiteheads can also result to opening of the facial pores.

Home Remedies and Treatment for Closing Open Pores on Face

Having large open pores on face makes your skin susceptible to infiltration of foreign substances that are mostly harmful. Also, these large openings could serve as a sac that contains sebum produced by the sebaceous glands and will eventually turn into blackheads or whiteheads and even pimples. To prevent this from happening, it would better if you can close your large open pores on nose and other parts of the face.

Fortunately, there are available home treatments for large open pores that you can apply. These home treatments include:

  • Wash your face with gentle antimicrobial soap to wash off dirt and other particles in the face then get a cube of ice and run it all over your face. Concentrate on areas with large open pores such as the cheeks and the nose. This will close your facial pores and make your skin supple.
  • Mix lime juice and egg white then apply on the face.
  • Drink a glass of lime juice with a teaspoon of honey once in the morning and another glass before bedtime.


  1. DG said:

    I am a 30 years female and used to smoke and drink beer a lot with poor fast food diet and lack of sleep . I also worried a lot and worked hard. I had an oily skin but smooth and youthful looking. I have stopped all these bad habits a week ago but my skin remains with large pores, dry, dead wood looking and poor elasticity. Should I continue with good habits only or use some beauty products to get my skin back to its youthful look? I use antiseptic soap, firming night cream and aqueous cream and vitamin E cream with foundation during the day. Please help me with some natural treatment for open pores on face.

    August 2, 2010
  2. Hayley said:

    I’m no expert- but I am a former beautician and photographic model and I do know that the skin-cell turnover process takes many weeks to complete (not just ‘one’!) so you probably still have some way to go before all the benefits of your lifestyle change become visible. Also, I suspect that much of what you see now is accumulated ‘debris’. I suggest that you treat yourself to some good quality beauty products to remove all this and to nourish the skin. Better still why not have a professional treatment for once, and then just adopt a skin care regime at home afterwards to maintain the results? I’m sure you’ll soon be looking and feeling like a new woman.

    September 22, 2010
  3. GD said:

    I am 19 years old. I have a lot of pimples and open pores. I have applied all kinds of face packs but there is no effect. Can you suggest home remedies for reducing the pores and pimples? Also my skin is getting darker day by day.

    January 18, 2013
    • PUP said:

      • Apply lemon juice over the pimple. It should be preferably fresh lemon juice. Apply it at night before going to bed and keep it overnight.
      • Salicylic acid is present naturally in mustard. It is effective remedy in treating pimples and acnes. Besides it also contain healthy food for skin and that is vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acid, zinc, etc.
      • Prepare ice cubes of green tea. Apply the cubes over the pimples and pores. It is effective in reducing pores and helps to heal pimples.
      • Take rose water and sandalwood powder. Prepare a paste and apply it all over your face as a facial mask. Keep it until the paste dries. Now with cold water rinse your face. Do this 3 times in a day.

      January 22, 2013

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