Best Way To Get Rid Of Huge Pores

Hi you guys! I am in need of some advice on how to get rid of all the gunk in my pore causing them to look big. I tried some topical stuff my Dr gave me. It didn't really work. I'm thinking about going to a spa and having them give me a facial and help remove some of the black heads, white heads and extra crap. Do you guys have any alternatives that aren't very pricey and I can do this often or here and there? Also, if you tried Proactive, did it work? I've been hearing stories that people skipped a day or 2 of using it and broke out bad. Is this true?