I hate dealing with obvious pores in my face. I've figured out a few tricks that seem to work form me and reduce their appearances.
1) double cleansing with an oil cleanser (Shu uemura or Japanese brands) and then a gentle (pH 4.5 - 6) cleanser. The oil cleansers are gentle on the skin and makeup/gunk just melts off. Also, I spend a couple of minutes massaging and going in little circles around my nose so all the little black and white crap filling up in my pores come out (feels like sand when they do!) My t-zone pores look so clean and plump after this.
1) I tone/hydrate using non alcohol containing (preferably slightly acidic) toner and essences. I use about a tablespoon on my face each time I wash it. If I have time, I will do a sheet mask for up to 30 mins (I DIY my lotion mixing my favourite serums, hyaluronic acid, and coconut water/toner). This process makes suck a difference to my skin! It plumps all the pores up so they look like they don't exist. Moisturise immediately to help prevent all the water evaporating from the skin and opening up pores.
3) Exfoliation. I like Dermalogica's microfoliant every other day and regular use of AHA, BHA, and Lactic acid treatments ( alpha H liquid gold x3/week, BHA and LA serums from the Ordinary when needed). When I forgot to pack "my acids" for a two week holiday, my pores were definitely more noticeable and skin texture rougher than usual.