Anyway to make large pores on the nose smaller? I heard retin-a can help!

Retin-A may help. Pores commonly enlarge as we age, due to overall loss of collagen in the skin surrounding the pore openings. Any treatment that stimulates increased collagen production (retina/tretinoin, laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, etc) can help rebuild collagen and shrink the appearance of pores. Prescription strength products are usually more effective than over cou nter products.
Decrease pore size. There are a myriad of prescription medications that can decrease pore size, retin a, Retin-A micro gel, tazorac, atralin, Avita and differin. Renova (tretinoin) and Avage are their skin rejuvenating counterparts and also work to help as potent pore minimizers. Topical vitamin a treatments work by normalizing the keratinization process.
Not really. Big pores are like big feet - if you're born with 'em, you're pretty much stuck with 'em. While Retin-A is often mentioned as a treatment, it has little or no effect in my experience. At flat "matt"-type makeup, such as clinique pore minimizer, will help to make them less noticeable.

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I'm 64 yrs. Old & have problems with large pores on nose & chin which fill with blackheads; have tried retin a (tretinoin) did nothing. Would chemical peel help?

Rosacea. There is an adult variant of acne called "rosacea" which presents with large pores, oily skin, and redness of the nose, cheeks, and chin area. If this is what you have, other medications are likely to help, in particular, a topical antibiotic called "metrogel" or other oral antibiotics like Minocin (minocycline) or tetracycline. Read more...
Yes. A chemical peel could help loosen the blackheads and improve your appearance. You may still need to use a topical retinoid 1-2 weeks after the peel to maintain the effect. Read more...
Large pores. Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. Read more...
Large pores. Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. Read more...