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How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose - 10 At-Home Tips

Updated on August 24, 2013

Pesky Blackheads

How many times have you looked in the mirror before going to a party only to see those irksome blackheads on your nose? One thought immediately comes to mind: They did it again! Blackheads are annoying, unpleasant, and persistent. While they are less serious of a problem compared to acne, these little, black spots on your face can still be a cause of major concern. Read on to learn how to get rid of blackheads and keep them from coming back.

What Causes Blackheads?

Blackheads are caused by the accumulation of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells in the ducts of the sebaceous glands. These elements clog the pores, causing sebum to build up and a bump to surface. When exposed to oxygen, it turns black. Blackheads are incredibly common on the nose. The T-zone of the face – the forehead, nose, and chin – tends to be oilier, increasing the likelihood of getting blackheads and pimples. The good news is that there are a lot of ways you can do to get rid of blackheads on your nose. Follow the steps below to remove your blackheads and discourage new ones from forming.

10 Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose Fast

1. Use a blackhead extractor.

If you want to remove blackheads at home, you can try using a blackhead extractor. Before you use this tool, you have to open your skin pores and loosen the blackheads. To do this, you can shower with warm water. You can also boil water in a pan then position yourself so that your face is right at the top of the pan to allow steam to warm up your face. Disinfect the extractor then put it around the blackhead and press gently downwards. If you can’t get rid of the blackhead, do not try further and apply more pressure. You can get hurt and damage the area.

2. Use pore strips.

A pore strip or blackhead strip is a material with a glue coating on one side and is designed to remove blackheads on the nose, forehead, chin, and cheeks. After you cleanse your face, apply a pore strip on the area where you want to remove blackheads and smooth it very carefully. Leave it for 10-15 minutes or until the strip is completely dry then gently remove it. After removing the pore strip, wash your face and cleanse with a disinfectant.

3. Apply a blackhead treatment cream.

There are a lot of blackheads treatments on the market that can help you cure blackheads. Choose one that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients are known to treat acne, blackheads, and other skin problems. If you have sensitive skin, apply the blackheads treatment every other day to allow your skin to get accustomed to it.

4. Get a professional facial.

If you are afraid to treat blackheads on your own at home, you can visit a dermatologist and get a professional facial. Sure, it may cost you more bucks but you can feel safer as you are in good hands. While you’re at it, have a little conversation with your doctor and ask for advice on which products you can use to help you clear blackheads on your nose.

5. Keep your face from getting oily.

As you may very well know, oily skin is more prone to acne and blackheads. It is logical that you look for ways on how to reduce oiliness. In fact, minimizing oiliness of your face is simpler than you might think. Avoid washing your face every time you feel oily. Wash your face twice at most daily, in the morning and at night. Washing your face too often takes away the natural moisture your face needs, which then leads to more sebum production. Also try to exercise regularly to help maintain your hormonal balance.

6. Exfoliate your skin.

Exfoliating your skin regularly removes dead skin cells from your face. Dead skin cells can clog your pores together with dirt and oil. Exfoliating helps ensure that dead skin cells are consistently removed, decreasing the chances of your pores getting clogged. Use a gentle facial exfoliant and exfoliate twice a week. Incorporate this into your daily skin care regimen and see the blackheads on your nose vanish.

Eating a balanced diet helps keep blackheads at bay.
Eating a balanced diet helps keep blackheads at bay. | Source

7. Eat a balanced diet.

There have been a lot of controversies regarding the connection between food and skin problems but experts suggest that you make sure you meet your daily nutritional requirements by eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Fatty foods are generally avoided by people who suffer from acne. Eating a balanced diet not only helps you have beautiful and glowing skin; it also promotes your overall health.

8. Keep yourself hydrated.

Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. In general, it is advised that a person should consume 8 glasses of water a day. However, this varies from person to person. A good rule to keep in mind is to not allow yourself to feel thirsty. Keeping yourself well-hydrated also enables your cells to function at its fullest.

9. Get plenty of rest.

No matter how busy you are, always try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Having adequate rest is healthy for your skin and keeps you from looking too tired, stressed, and old.

10. Avoid stress.

Stress is a common culprit of many skin problems, including blackheads. Stress causes hormonal imbalance, which can lead to excess oil production. Avoiding stress is a great way of getting rid of blackheads and keeping them at bay. Try engaging in a regular workout routine and learning relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga.

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    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for reading my hubs, nancynurse.

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      Nancy McClintock 

      8 years ago from Southeast USA

      Good Advice and well written

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      8 years ago

      very useful like ur voice

    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      themadimadimadi, hope this helps you with your problem. Thanks for dropping by!

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      Madison Gardiner. 

      8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Very helpful tips. Literally only issue I have with my skin is blackheads on my nose. Thanks for the help!

    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hey Pinkchic18! Glad you liked the hub. Thanks for visiting!

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Awesome, awesome hub!! This was wonderful. Loved your video with the homemade pore strips - very helpful!

    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Robie Benve, the blackhead extractor is one useful tool! Thank you for reading!

      onlooker, I'm glad you found this hub useful. Good luck with making your own pore strip!

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      8 years ago

      Voted up! Very useful indeed. I will definitely try making my own strip, thanks to you! Good day.

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      Robie Benve 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Great hub! Very interesting and to the point. I never heard of the blackhead extractor before. :)


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