Blackheads love popping up in oily spots, especially around the most central location on your face - the nose. Although this fact is little comfort to chronic blackhead sufferers, nasal blackheads are not uncommon. According to Medical News Today, a swatch of blackheads, or even a few, is a sign of the onset of acne. If these ugly blemishes want to camp out on your face, take action! If your skin feels inflamed or the outbreaks increase, you may need to seek assistance from a licensed dermatologist.
So what can you do? Treating chronic nose blackheads successfully takes persistence and the right products. Sadly, there's no magic bullet for erasing black bumps overnight but there are some products and techniques that have proven results. The most popular are birth control, cleansers containing salicylic acid and topical retinoids. A small dose of sunlight helps unblock pores but use caution. Sunburns and their effects cause greater problems than mere blackheads.
Take some practical steps to lower outbreaks of chronic blackheads.
Go totally oil-free. Don't assume anything on your vanity table or bathroom sink is oil-free. Double check and replace an items that contain hidden oils. Don't use baby oil to remove your eye makeup. Instead, buy an oil-free eye makeup remover.
Visit a professional esthetician. A professional facial could help you control oil, extract blackheads and boost your confidence. Estheticians have special tools like comedone extractors they use to remove tough blackheads. It's best to leave this job to someone specialized in skin care.
Love you nose. Keep nose hairs trimmed to avoid developing inner-nose blackheads. If you smoke, quit!
Touch on a daily cream. Apply a benzoyl peroxide-based blackhead treatment cream to your nose every day. This drying product keeps oil production at a minimum.
Practice good hygiene. (Not to say you don't already.) Don't sleep in your makeup. Wash your sheets and pillows regularly to keep oil from transferring to your face.
Keep your hair off your face. Pull your hair back as often as possible to reduce oil production in the skin.
Scrub the nose. Treat chronic blackheads by exfoliating the nose area weekly. Discovery Fit and Health says, "Gentle exfoliation -- removal of dead skin cells -- during cleansing is all you need so that they don't build up and clog your pores." Exfoliating loosens plugs and removes layers of dead skin that contributes to this skin problem.
So what are your secrets for treating blackheads?
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