How to Remove Blackheads on Nose

October 30, 2012By

Photo of a woman removing blackheads on noseBlackheads are tiny black spots that may appear visibly on your skin. They mostly appear on the nose area but can stretch around the cheeks and chin. Blackheads usually appear on areas of the skin that secrete a lot of oil and where dirt gets trapped.

What You Need To Know

Blackheads are seen as slightly dark colored and oily spots on your nose. If that area is not washed and exfoliated to open the pores where this dirty oil is stuck, they harden and become blackheads. When these are combined with bacteria they form open infections called whiteheads. There are many ways to remove blackheads on your nose but nothing is better than prevention. Here are some tips to try to remove those stubborn blackheads on nose:

  • Medication can help remove blackheads from your nose. The process is very simple. First, one needs to use a mild soap to cleanse one’s face and remove all dirt and grime that gets accumulated on the surface of the skin. Then apply a toner to restore the skin’s natural pH and to remove deep-seated dirt. Then use the right type of moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and protected from infections. This daily skin regime needs to be followed to clear blackheads. You can also follow up by smearing a thin film of benzoyl peroxide cream over the blackheads. There are medicated strips that are available on the market which are in the shape of your nose bridge, perfect for removing trapped dirt in hard-to-reach places. You can use these strips at least once a week to remove any trapped dirt or visible blackheads. It is important to remember not to overuse nose or pore strips because they can damage the surface of the skin. Using them no more than once a week gives the skin enough time to heal from the exfoliation.
  • You can try to steam your face after cleansing. The steam will open up the pores on your skin making blackheads a lot easier to remove. It is not a good idea to squeeze out your blackheads because they can damage and leave scars on your skin. You can gently use facial toners to rub off visible blackheads or use pore strips to effectively remove them from the surface of the skin. After removing the blackheads it is very important to close the pores by applying a cold compress.
  • If you have the time and money, the best way to get rid of blackheads would be to see a dermatologist who can safely and effectively extract those unwanted blackheads. They can also prescribe good medications to prevent future onsets of blackheads.

Preventing blackheads by following a good daily skin regimen can help you save a lot of time and money by undergoing expensive treatments. To find the right type of skin care products you need to know your specific skin type and find the products that your skin needs. By doing a bit of research and reading product reviews you can get an idea of what skin care products do actually work.

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