Squeezing pimples always seem a tempting option, but by doing this too often you can cause permanent scarring. Try milder treatments to remove blackheads from the nose. Meanwhile, don’t despair: about 80 percent of people experience acne at some point, including blackheads.
– lotion with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide
– pore strips
– oil-free moisturizer
– retinoid cream
1. Wash your face twice a day: in the morning and in the afternoon. Use a gentle cleanser. Pay extra attention to your nose, slightly applying some lotion on the folds. If your skin feels dry or starts to peel, use a different cream or lotion and use it only once a day.
2. Buy facial lotions that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Don’t use the two together, as they can cause an unpleasant reaction. Salicylic acid constricts the pores around the skin’s sebaceous glands. It can get rid of nose blackheads without leaving marks.
3. Use steam on your face once a week. Fill a bowl with hot water. Place a towel over your head and lean over the bowl with a towel wrapped around the edges to trap the steam. Let it there for 5 minutes to open the pores. Dry your face with gentle tapping.
4. Use pores strip once a week after facial steam. Place a strip on your nose and let it dry as the time recommended on the package suggests. Carefully remove the strip. Wash your face with cold water afterwards.
5. Use oil-free moisturizer on the nose during the day or after washing your face. Oily products tend to cause less facial oil, which means fewer blackheads. Look for “noncomedogenic” or “non-acneic”products.
6. Ask your doctor for advice and recipes for a retinoid cream rich in vitamin A, such as Retin-A. These substances may reduce the pore size. Apply the lotion at night just before bed on your clean and dry face.