Learning how to remove blackheads on the nose is merely a temporary solution to a skin problem. A healthy lifestyle and a good diet is your best bet to stop suffering from blackhead problems.
Be as gentle as possible. Refrain from using very harsh chemicals or instruments that can damage your skin.
Avoid secondary infection. Make sure you have clean hands when you’re doing the instructions below
Best Way To Remove Blackheads On Nose
1. Clean Your Face. Before you do anything else, wash your face with a good cleanser. You can use the face cleanser your normally use. If you have oily skin, I recommend Neutrogena Rapid Clear Oil-Eliminating Foaming Cleanser
2. Steam your face – Don’t forget this step. Many don’t do this, but it does do wonders. It makes the job a hundred times easier. Steaming your face opens up the pores and makes it softer as well.
You can get one of those facial sauna steamers for about $20. However, this is not necessary. You can easily steam your face at home over the sink or a basin. Put in hot water (but not too hot that it will burn you) in the container. Then cover your head with a towel. Do this for about 5-10 minutes, depending on how much time you have (5 minutes is usually enough for me)
3. Exfoliate – Now that your pores are ready, use a good exfoliating product. You can use one with round granules or you can apply a chemical peel with alpha hydroxy acid.
When trying to remove blackheads on the nose, I particularly like Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle. It’s got glycolic acid which is the best among the AHAs and it’s also gentle enough to be used every day. A cheaper alternative for an exfoliating scrub is the Clean and Clear Blackhead eraser scrub which costs about $4.
Also remember to properly exfoliate. Massage the cream gently to properly prepare it for the next steps.
4. Use A Blackhead Remover – As much as possible, never use your fingernails to get out blackheads on your nose. This could scar your skin or at the very worst cause an infection.
There are a lot of blackhead removers that you can get from your local store for about $5.
When doing this, make sure you are in a bright place so you can clearly see all the visible blackheads on your nose.
5. Use Antiseptic – After you’ve taken out all the blackheads, clean your hands and then use an antiseptic cream.. This helps eliminate the possibility of any secondary infection. Any product with tea tree oil works well for me.
Alternatively, you can use a face mask with antibacterial properties.
6. Lastly, apply a face cream or face serum. There’s MyChelle Clear Skin Serum, which is all organic and is really really good as well. However, I also find that cream with sulfur are also good and are usually a lot cheaper.
After performing these steps on how to remove blackheads, most of your blackheads should be gone. If there are some left, wait a couple of days or so and then do these steps again.
But remember, that if you don’t change your diet or lifestyle, the likelihood of new blackheads coming out again is very high.
Note: Remember that using AHA based products can make your skin very sensitive to the sun. So don’t forget to use sunscreen!