Blackheads on your nose are the first thing that most people will notice. You get them due to the accumulation of oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells in your pores. Once build up, they dilate your pores creating the unmistakable blackhead that you are just dying to pop out. The best way to treat blackheads on nose will be to do the following:
Cleanse your face
Always wash your face to get rid of debris and oil that can lead to the formation of blackheads. It’s recommended that you wash your face twice a day with a good cleanser that goes deep down within your pores.
For oily skin, use Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash 2-3 times each week. Cleanse with a gentle, circular motion to prevent irritating your skin and cause your oil glands to hyper secrete. If you have dry, sensitive skin, you can use Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar once or twice each week.
Be careful of overwashing your face since you’ll be disturbing your skin’s microbiome as well as cause irritation.
Apply pore strips
Pore strips help open your pores and take out blackheads from your nose. After cleansing, prepare your pores by placing a warm towel on your nose for 10-15 minutes. Apply the strip on your nose and let it dry according to package instructions.
You can also spot-treat using Actinera® Deep Pore-Suction Mask. Apply enough mask to cover your nose, concentrating on the creases. Let it dry completely before carefully lifting it off from your skin. You’ll be amazed at the number of blackheads the peel-off mask removed from your nose.
Contrary to popular belief, being dirty is not the reason why you get blackheads. Dead skin cells play more of a significant role than dirt when it comes to acne. You can control and treat blackheads on your nose by controlling the number of dead skin cells on the surface of your nose.
Exfoliation helps get rid of those pesky dead skin cells layer by layer. By using gentle, natural exfoliating products, you’ll be able to get rid of skin debris that can cause blackheads on your nose.
Actinera skin care products boast of natural activated charcoal that can help draw out dead skin cells even deep down your pores. Activated charcoal can carry as much as 1000x its molecular weight through its highly adsorptive and porous surface. Its gentle abrasive property can help slough off dead skin without disturbing its natural moisture and oil balance.
Use Salicylic acid
Your blackheads are composed of oil, and the best way to treat blackheads on nose is to melt them away. Salicylic acid loves oil, and it will go to your pores like a missile guided with a homing beacon. Look for facial cleansers that contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid to help take away stubborn blackheads. Take note that it’s also an exfoliant, so use with caution if you’re using other products that even remove dead skin cells.
Apply retinoid products
If your blackheads are stubborn and won’t go away, use over-the-counter retinol products. It targets your skin’s receptor, promoting skin cell renewal as it clears away acne. You can use it 3-7 times a week on your nose for about 4-6 weeks until your acne clears. You will notice significant peeling, but you can lessen the rate by going for a lower concentrate or lesser application. Be careful not to expose yourself from the sun since retinoid thins down the protective outer layer of your epidermis.
The best way to treat blackheads on nose is to have a regular sin routine that involves cleansing and exfoliating. Remember to finish off your routine by applying water-based non-comedogenic moisturizers that contain alpha hydroxy acids.
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