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Monday, February 6, 2012

How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose

If you are prone to oily skin, you may also be prone to blackheads appearing on your nose. Blackheads on nose form when sebum or skin oil, dirt and dead skin cells get collected into the open pores of the skin. The nose is the most prominent part of the face and when blackheads appear there, they could look really ugly. Luckily, there are ways on how to get rid of blackheads on nose using products you can buy from a local store and through natural means.

Blackhead Removal Products

Blackhead Extractor

This is a thin metallic stick that comes with a small hole at its en which can be used to extract blackheads. Before using this tool, be sure to wash and clean your face with a mild exfoliating facial cleanser to soften up the blackheads. Scrub the nose area with special attention but don’t rub too much. Next, soften the blackheads further with steam. Don’t forget to sterilize the metal extractor to avoid infection. When the device has cooled, put its looped part on the outline of the blackhead and gently pull to extract the blackhead.

Blackhead Strip

When using blackhead strips, be sure to follow the instructions given on the product label. Wash your face and use steam to soften the blackheads before placing the strip on the nose covering up the blackheads properly. Keep the strip on for 10 minutes before pulling it off upwards. The strip can uproot most blackheads on nose.

Gels and Creams

Use gels and creams that have benzoyl peroxide to remove blackheads on nose effectively. These gels and creams absorb the oil from the skin and strip the blackheads from the skin surface. Just a precaution, do not use creams with benzoyl peroxide regularly because this ingredient can be harsh on the skin if used in the long term.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Nose Naturally

Lemon Juice and Cinnamon Powder

Grind 2 cinnamon sticks to powder and add some lemon juice to make a paste. Apply paste on the affected area, leave on for a few minutes then wash off with warm water. Cinnamon has an exfoliating property that can help eliminate blackheads.


Get a handful of rice and soak this in milk for up to 6 hours. Then thoroughly grind the rice to make a fine paste. Apply the paste on your nose with circular motions and wait for 10 minutes before washing it off.

Egg White and Honey

Mix the white portion of an egg and some warm honey in a bowl then use a cotton ball to thinly apply the mixture on your nose. Leave the mixture on for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

Epsom Salt and Iodine

Fill a cup with warm water and add a teaspoon each of Epsom salt and iodine. Apply the mixture on your nose and let it dry. The mixture will weaken the skin pores that hold the blackheads making it easier to get rid of the blackheads through gentle rubbing using a wash cloth.

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