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How to remove blackheads on the nose

Blackheads are not zits but they are the tiny dark flecks that you see on your skin. They congregate on the nose, cheeks and body parts. There are many reasons why blackheads occur, but the main causes are dead skin cells, sebum, dirt and pollutants. Once these are caught in the skin, they clog the pores. Here is how to remove blackheads on the nose and face.

Banishing blackheads

There are many ways to remove blackheads and here are a couple that you might want to know:
Steam your face

One of the most natural ways to get rid of blackheads is to use steam. Boil 3-4 cups of water. Pour it in a basin and take a towel to wrap your head putting your face right in front of it so you could steam your face. Doing this will help soften the skin getting rid of the blackheads.

Try other natural remedies

Another natural remedy that can work to remove blackheads is to use a baking soda. To do this, simply mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with water. Apply the paste on your nose and rinse it off after two minutes. You can also make a sugar or oatmeal scrub to exfoliate your skin.

Use blackhead strips

Pore strips are readily available at the pharmacy or at beauty counters. Use them on the nose area. It is like waxing your nose unblocking the plugs and reducing blackheads.

Get over the counter remedies

Buy a cleanser that contains salicylic and glycolic acid. These ingredients help break down dirt, oil and grime locked in your pores. Using this type of cleanser will also help prevent the onset of blackheads. Acne products such as Proactiv and Benzac are effective, too.

Use prescription medication

If you are desperate about the annoying blackheads on your nose, go see a dermatologist who will probably prescribe Retinoids that contain vitmain A. They are great at clearing and preventing blackheads.

Cosmetic procedure

If all else fails, you can always opt for mircrodermabrasion, a procedure done by professionals that gently removes the upper layer of skin including blackheads using tiny crystals.

How to prevent blackheads

Once you have found the skin regimen that reduces and removes blackheads on the nose, stick to it and prevent its onset. In addition, prevent oil from creeping into those open pores by washing your face regularly. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week. Do not squeeze your blackheads as your skin might just get infected.

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