Blackheads on the nose can be a big problem and it affects thousands of people in the UK and millions of people in the world. It’s one of the worst places to get blackheads due to their size and the fact they are difficult to get rid of. Blackheads on the nose are also easily spotted and nobody needs to be self-conscious.
I’ve written a few posts now about keeping your skin clean, and clear and taking care of yourself the best way you can. Make sure you check them out as there might be a solution to your problem in there but if not, let’s talk about nose blackhead tips.
How To Remove Blackheads On The Nose?
Removing blackheads on the nose can be a very difficult thing to do and everyone has their own way of removing them. Some people prefer to use natural ways to remove nose blackheads whereas other people will have a cabinet full of creams and potions to use.
Take a look at some of the solutions for nose blackheads below and find out if you should really be removing them yourself and at what point you should seek advice or help from a medical professional.
Should I Remove Blackheads From Nose?
There is no right answer that I can see for this question. You can remove blackheads from the nose yourself but there are things to take into consideration. At the same time, if you have blackheads that are larger in size, causing pain and discomfort or look infected, you should seek medical advice ASAP and not attempt to remove them yourself.
The question of whether you should remove blackheads from your nose depends on a few factors, including the severity of the blackheads, your skin type, and your personal preference. A lot of people who can afford it go to a dermatologist often to have these removed, although that’s not an affordable option for everyone, especially not me.
That being said, if you have small blackheads, you should be able to remove them yourself with a blackhead extractor or a facial scrub. You can use daily products as well that can keep your skin clear and smooth which will help prevent blackheads coming back. However, if you have severe blackheads or sensitive skin, it is best to see a dermatologist. They can remove the blackheads safely and effectively.
Here are some of the risks of removing blackheads yourself:
- Infection: If you pick at blackheads, you can introduce bacteria into the skin, which can lead to infection. If you remove blackheads yourself, use proper products after for skin care.
- Scarring: Picking at blackheads can also damage the skin and lead to scarring.
- Dark spots: Sometimes, removing blackheads can leave dark spots behind. It’s important to use creams to reduce this, make sure you find the best products for you.
If you decide to remove blackheads yourself, it is important to do so carefully. Here are some tips:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before you start.
- Use a blackhead extractor or a facial scrub to remove the blackheads.
- Be gentle and don’t pick at the blackheads.
- Apply a toner or a moisturiser to your skin after you remove the blackheads.
- Ensure any product you use is okay for your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin.
How To Remove Deep Blackheads On The Nose?
Deep blackheads on the nose might be one of the reasons to see a dermatologist or doctor about removing them but there are still ways you can remove them at home or ways to keep your skin in top condition so that they don’t come back or get worse.
If you are looking to remove deep blackheads on the nose yourself at home, take a look at some of the tips below on how to carefully remove nose blackheads so that you don’t make them worse;
- Be gentle. Don’t over-exfoliate or pick at your blackheads, as this can damage your skin.
- Be patient. It may take some time to remove deep blackheads.
- Don’t use harsh products. Harsh products can irritate your skin and make blackheads worse.
- Avoid touching your face throughout the day. Touching your face can spread dirt and oil, which can clog pores and make blackheads worse.
How To Remove Blackheads On Nose Naturally At Home?
If you’re looking to remove nose blackheads naturally at home without the use of chemicals or products, there are a few ways you can do this. I would suggest setting up a face-washing routine and sticking to it, I have my own but I’m terrible at remembering to do it every day. Take a look at some of these natural remedies for blackheads to see if you might fancy giving any a try.
- Oatmeal mask: Oatmeal is a natural exfoliator that can help to remove dead skin cells and oil from your pores. To make an oatmeal mask, mix 1 tablespoon of oats with enough water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and do not eat when you’re done. This will need to be applied at least twice per week according to people who use this method.
- Honey: Honey is a natural humectant that can help to draw out oil and impurities from your pores. To use honey, apply a thin layer of honey to your blackheads and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. This isn’t a method many use, honey can be very difficult to use and expensive, however, if you’re able to get it working then go for it.
- Lemon juice: Lemon juice has astringent properties that can help to shrink your pores and remove blackheads. To use lemon juice, mix equal parts lemon juice and water. Apply the mixture to your blackheads and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. I would suggest washing it off in the shower so you don’t smell like a lemon all day, a little hint might be nice though.
- Aloe vera: Aloe vera has soothing and moisturising properties that can help to reduce inflammation and dryness caused by blackheads. To use aloe vera, apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel to your blackheads and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. This one makes more sense as we use it on sunburn and it’s main purpose is to heal the skin, I’ve heard more success stories using aloe vera so it’s worth a shot.
As you can see, natural remedies for curing blackheads mean that you’re going to be putting some food group onto your face in the hopes that it works. None of these methods have worked for me but other people swear by them so if you fancy giving them a try, go for it. You will need to apply the methods regularly to see any benefit.
The one upside of using natural ways to clean blackheads on your face is that the number of allergens and ingredients are limited so you shouldn’t have any reactions and if you’re vegetarian or vegan then you’ll find that some of the natural ways fit better into your lifestyle and you can still have flawless skin.
Skin Routine For Removing Blackheads On The Nose
It’s super important to have a skincare routine if you’re looking to keep your skin clear and fresh all of the time. I am terrible at sticking to my skincare routine, when I do though you can see a huge difference. It doesn’t matter if you’re going natural, just washing your face or using shop purchased products on your face, you need a skin routine.
I know I talked about a skin care routine in my The Best Ways To Get A Natural Complexion post, this one is more targeted for the nose, because that’s where the blackheads like to show the most. You’ll find that other areas on your face are prone to acne and that they can be treated with other methods and products. The nose is a terrible place for blackheads and that’s why they created products like pore strips that just target the nose.
The best time to practice your skin routine is in the morning and before bed. Take a look at some of my tips for having the best skincare routine for nose blackheads below and let me know what works well for you!
- Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. This will help to remove dirt, oil, and debris from your pores.
- Use a toner after washing your face. This will help to remove any remaining oil and debris and close your pores.
- Exfoliate regularly. This will help to remove dead skin cells and prevent them from clogging your pores.
- Avoid touching your face throughout the day. This can transfer dirt and oil from your hands to your face and clog your pores.
- Use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreen. Oil-free products will help to prevent oil buildup on your skin.
- Don’t pick at your blackheads. This can make them worse and can lead to scarring.
- Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. This will help to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
I know some people swear by using a clay mask or face mask of some sort once or twice a week but I don’t like this method. I think they’re great once a month for a pamper session but they can damage the skin with frequent long-term use, similar to sun beds or foot peels.
Obviously not all of these tips will apply to you, especially if you’re going for natural remedies only. I will say that washing your face twice a day can have a huge impact and give it a good covering with water while taking a bath or shower, don’t be like one of them adverts and throw water into your face!
What Products To Use To Remove Blackheads On The Nose?
If you’re thinking about buying some products to use on your blackheads, I don’t blame you. I’ve been through loads of products, you can see some of the mens skin care products I’ve used but not all of them are amazing. I don’t share anything I don’t like so everything in this post I’ve used and I’ve seen a benefit from. Of course, it’s important to note that not all products will work for everyone and that’s just life.
Purifying Black Peel Off Mask
I love these, I know they’re like marmite and some people hate them but I quite like them. There was a whole trend about how these blackhead nose masks would hurt if you took them off, not at all. I don’t think they hurt at all and neither did my husband. We have a pamper session once a month where we do the blackhead masks, foot peels, a nice dinner and some naughty treats. I recommend them, give them a try and even if they don’t work you can take some funny photos of it on your face.
Did you know that Sudocrem is perfect for helping reduce visible spots and prevent further breakouts? Sudocrem is designed for the most sensitive skin and to be used on babies so you know you’re getting the best quality product for the job.
Apply Sudocrem on larger breakouts to reduce their appearence and prevent spots from appearing in the same location. Have you had luck with Sudocrem to remove nose blackheads? Let me know!
How To Remove Blackheads On Nose Without Pore Strips?
You don’t have to use pore strips or any kind of chemical products on your nose or face if you don’t want to. Some products are there to help you get the result you want faster but you can take steps to clear blackheads on the nose without using them. Here’s how;
- Ensure you have a skin care routine that you can follow daily. The best skin care routines don’t have to be lengthy in their process but need to be effective.
- Change your lifestyle habits. Drinking more water helps clear the skin and your sweat won’t clog your pores. Smoking and vaping it is said can block pores due to the smoke getting onto your skin and creating a barrier. I’m not expecting everyone to stop smoking but you can drink more water instead of fizzy drinks, right?
- If you don’t want to use pore strips you can look at other natural ways to combat nose blackheads. These methods don’t include chemicals and can be vegan depending on the method you want to use.
Remember, if you do want to use a product, do some research on it first to make sure that the reviews are good. Also, it works well with all skin types, I have terribly sensitive skin and I can’t use as many products as everyone else so I have to make sure it won’t make my face red and rashey.
One quick tip I’ll leave you with before you go out there and have an amazing blackhead-free nose, just because something has a flashy name or is more expensive than other brands doesn’t mean it’s any better. That’s why you need to look at Review Websites before you purchase anything online, even more so if you don’t see it in person.