Going out of the house, perspiring, and being exposed to dirt and other air pollutants may cause you to have blackheads. Blackheads on nose can be very annoying! They appear as black dots which call attention to the center of your face. Also known as comedones, blackheads are primarily caused by a deposit of sebum along with bacteria and other debris on the face, particularly the nose.
Try out these natural remedies to remove those stubborn blackheads on nose:
- Natural cleanser and toner – You can make your own natural cleanser and toner by combining some lime or lemon juice, almond oil, and some glycerin. Lemon juice breaks down the stubborn oils while the olive oil and glycerin prevent damage while lifting it up.
- Exfoliate on a regular basis – Twice or thrice a week with some days in between can help remove stubborn blackheads on nose and prevent further development. Use crushed nutmeg mixed with some milk and scrub on the affected area. You can also use some baking soda mixed with water or sugar and some lemon juice as gentle exfoliators. Gently massaging these combined ingredients can serve as your home-made microdermabrasion therapy.
- Simple honey mask – Being very sticky, honey can help in removing blackheads from your nose. Dab some warm honey on the affected area. Using warm honey is better as it will open up the pores and release the blackheads. Leave it there for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off with water. You can also keep on patting the affected area while the honey is on top to loosen the black heads and make them stick.
- Egg white blackhead peeler – Separate an egg white from the yolk and beat it. Apply on the affected area with your fingers. Cut a small portion of 2-ply tissue paper and put it on top of your nose. Wait for it to dry and peel off after about 30 minutes.
Like acne, it is best to leave blackheads on nose alone but if you get the chance, you may gently squeeze it out when they are very visible on the skin. Follow these steps to squeeze those blackheads:
- Cleanse your hand with antibacterial soap.
- Wash your face thoroughly with a cleanser.
- Expose your face to steam or put a warm washcloth on top of your face to open the pores.
- Place two clean fingers on either side of the blackhead and squeeze with even pressure.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice to see if the blackhead would budge. If it doesn’t, it is best to leave it alone and try the other methods above for gradual blackhead reduction.