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What causes large pores?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Aging and genetics are the two primary factors in the size of pores. As you get older, oil and skin cells may build up in your pores, causing them to appear larger as they expand temporarily to accommodate the accumulated cells. Sun damage and lowered skin elasticity also can make pores appear larger.

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