Whiteheads on nose are a certain type of acne. They are mainly caused by too much production of sebum inside the skin’s pores. The stuck sebum gets hardened and is accumulated in the pores. While they can also be found in other parts of the face such as the chin, cheeks, and forehead, these whiteheads are most commonly found on the nose. Although less severe than pimples, they can still be bothersome to have because they make the skin look rough with non-uniform tone.
Whiteheads are white, as the name suggests, for a reason. The opening of the skin with whiteheads is small and therefore not enough to allow air to get in. Usually, oxidation occurs when in contact with air, and when this happens the whiteheads turn to blackheads. When bacteria get drawn to it, and the whiteheads get inflamed, it then turns to a full-blown pimple. Not all whiteheads turn to pimples, though. But it is still prudent to lessen the case of having whiteheads the right way. Note that if it is squeezed carelessly, the whiteheads on nose can turn into pimples instead. When one squeezes them out carelessly, the skin might break allowing more opening for bacteria and dirt to come in and mix with sebum there.
Below are ways to remedy whiteheads on nose without causing injury to one’s face by squeezing.
Honey is popular for its anti-bacterial properties. Use raw honey and massage it evenly on the face. Let it stand for a quarter of an hour. Afterwards, wash the honey off with warm water.
Honey, lemon and almond facial scrub
This natural scrub uses honey once again. Create a scrub by mixing together one tablespoon of honey, two tablespoons of ground almonds, and a little bit of lemon juice. Once the mixture is completely mixed and has a homogenous consistency, apply it on the face with a soft rubbing motion, not putting too much pressure. Try to work out the whiteheads on nose by massaging it in an upward and circular motion. After five minutes, wash off the paste with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera helps remove whiteheads by removing dead skin cells blocking the pores, while also moisturizing the skin. Remove the gel-like substance from a part of the leaf of the aloe vera and massage it on the face. Let it stand for 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Pomegranate and lime juice
Combine half and half of cranberry juice and lemon juice then dab at the affected area with it. Let it settle for an hour before washing off with lukewarm water.
Even with all these simple and natural remedies, it is still best to prevent the occurrence instead. Preventing whiteheads is just as easy:
- Drink lots of water all the time
- Eat fresh vegetables and fruits
- Drink a bit of lemon juice in water to detoxify
- Don’t touch the phase with dirty hands
- Choose oil-free products
Never touch the face, especially with dirty hands.