How to Treat Nose Blackheads

Nose blackheads are so annoying!

Usually numerous, obvious and stubborn, and just... ugh!

Thankfully, you can treat them successfully - this page will show you how:

Nose blackheads

Nose Blackheads and why they just keep coming back

Your nose crevices collect oil and dead skin cells, making it an easy place for blackheads to form. 

Made up of oil (sebum) and dead skin cells that make a sticky plug in the pore that turns black when exposed to air -  blackheads can be treated successfully if you know how:

Here is how to attack nose blackheads specifically:

1. Prevent: Deal with the oil and dead skin cells - do not let them accumulate and create the plug!

2. Treat: Consistently treat existing blackheads so they become less noticeable instantly and disappear in the long term.

Remember not all blackheads can disappear, but they can shrink and you can keep the pores clear - making a huge difference to your skin.

It requires consistent treatment. 

All the how-to steps, tips and tricks are below!

How to treat blackheads on the nose:

1. Use Glycolic Acid to dissolve oil and dead skin cells:

Glycolic acid dissolves dead skin cells and the "glue" that holds them together.

This works to prevent blackheads by keeping your skin clear.

At the same time it lessens the blackheads that are already there. 

With consistent use it can make a remarkable difference to the appearance of blackheads.

 It is particularly easy to use around the nose as you simply apply it to skin with a cotton ball - this ensures it gets into those crevices. 



2. A trick to help blackheads disappear instantly:

This is an emergency trick as it shouldn't be used all the time. If you have very oily skin this is recommended.

If in the morning you wake up and the blackheads are extra noticeable, its usually due to excess oil. What to do??

  • Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball. This absorbs the oil, including that on the "top" of the blackheads, which will lessen their appearance.

Allow it to dry, then apply concealer if you want.

The drying effect of the alcohol will help keep oil production low for the day - but remember this is emergency use only as it will dry out skin!

3. Use a clay mask to help blackheads disappear

Use a clay mask with zinc to absorb oil, reduce pore size, and rebalance skin.

  • A thin layer at night works wonders as a overnight blackhead treatment (use your glycolic acid product then apply the clay mask just over your nose at night)
  • very thin layer over the nose before applying concealer (should be barely noticeable) in the morning can help smooth out pores and treat them all day! This is a great way to improve your skins appearance while treating it right! 

4. A blackhead extractor tool is a must for nose blackheads!

do recommend squeezing blackheads - but only those that are "ready". 

These are the ones that look loose and are particularly obvious. 

Ans the use of glycolic acid will help loosen up the plug to make squeezing easier.

A blackhead extractor tool is a must for nose blackheads, as it is so hard to squeeze those sides!

These cheap little tools* make getting rid of nose blackheads easy, and admittedly fun!

After make sure to apply splash with cool water, clean the tool, and apply your clay mask to help soothe and refine pores. 

Then keep following the rest of the steps (especially the glycolic acid) to keep them clear!

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