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How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose

Updated on November 2, 2011

How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose

Blackheads are usually small, and early on they are usually hardly visible. When appearing in greater numbers, and when they've advanced a bit, they become unsightly, and you'll probably want to get rid of them in some way. This article shows you how to get rid of blackheads on nose, and shows you how to prevent them forming again.

I should say immediately that I'm not a medical professional, but have had some experience (as have many of us) in dealing with these minor irritations. Blackheads are pores that have blocked up for some reason, usually due to normal bodily oils that have been caught in the pore's duct. This causes the whole pore to block up and darken.

I've found that the best way to get rid of these kinds of things is to stop them forming in the first place. The easiest way of doing that is to have good personal hygiene - to wash your face regularly with a mild soap, and especially in the case of someone with oily skin, to be careful about the cosmetics and creams used on the face. Other factors to watch include having a healthy, balanced diet, and doing regular exercise.


How to Get Rid of Those Blackheads

But that's not why you're here. You want to get rid of the blackhead, and you probably want to do it now. There are various ways of going about doing this. The first step is to wash your nose and face carefully with warm water and soap, and to dry it off with a clean towel.

Gentle Pulling

Next, you want something to pull the blockage out. There are a variety of things you can use to achieve this. First of all, you can get commercial pore strips. These are great for removing blackheads immediately, but make sure to follow instructions. They can cause irritation if used too often, or if used in the wrong way. Specifically, make sure you don't use them on damaged skin.

A much gentler way of dealing with blocked pores is to use a clay facial mask. You can either put it over the whole face, or simply only over the nose. The advantage of the latter is that you don't have to sit there with a stiff face, waiting for the clay to dry. The fine clay in those masks will pull the blackheads right out.

Another great way of achieving this is simply to use liquid multi-purpose glue (the NON-TOXIC school kind). DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE or anything epoxy-based. Apply a very thing layer of glue evenly over your nose, and let it dry. Try not to move your nose during this time. Once dry, simply peel the glue off gently. This should pull the blackheads out and clean your pores.

Chemical Cleansers

There are other chemical cleansers on the market. I would advise against their use, as they tend to dry out the skin very rapidly. In an emergency, however, they can be invaluable. Always make sure to read the label, and to use them in the correct manner.

How to Stop Blackheads Forming

Generally put, the best way of getting rid of blackheads is to stop them forming in the first place. The best way to do that is to clean your face regularily with a mild soap, ideally at least twice a day. Soak your face in warm water every now and then.

Make sure to clean your pores on a regular basis as well. If you adhere to a hygiene schedule, you'll have to do this less. Remember to avoid harsh chemicals, as these will both damage your skin and make blackheads more likely. On the topic of chemicals, be careful of the various creams and of the makeup you put on. Often these are the cause of the blackheads in the first place.


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      Rajveer kaur 

      6 years ago

      thanx for great tips............!!!!!!!!!

    • Coeus profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from All over the world and then some.

      Thanks KeithTax and whynot1! Glad I could help!

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      7 years ago

      Whoa! Thanks for this hub! Always hate to face blackheads!

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      Keith Schroeder 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Forwarded to my daughter. She will appreciate your hub.


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