Got black heads? Don’t worry, I know the struggle. Huge pores can cause you to look part of a Roy Lichtenstein creation, and just when you thought they were gone more appear. If you knew what blackheads were, you’d probably blame yourself for the damage. Blackheads begin to form when materials such as dirt, oil, dry skin, or debris become impacted in the pore. The group of ingredients are blackened or oxidized by the environment. Blackheads tend to form on the nose especially if you have oily skin but they can appear on other skin types as well.
If you have oily skin it is important to analyze the area of concern, oily skin is also prone to Sebaceous Filaments, which closely resemble blackheads. A sebaceous filament occurs when your oil glands are full but a slight squeeze of the nose can help release it.
You can get rid of blackheads on the nose with these home remedies
Try a using tomatoes
Tomatoes don’t only make a great salad, they can help you get rid of blackheads on the nose. Tomatoes have antiseptic properties making it easier for impacted materials to be released from the pore. Ingredients found in the tomato will help dry out blackheads on the nose making them easier to remove. Using a tot moto to treat blackheads on the nose is simple, just mash a tomato until you are presented with a paste then put the solution on the affected area. Tomatoes are safe to leave on the skin overnight, so for best results rinse the mixture in the morning.
Lemons can help get rid of blackheads on the nose
Lemons are known to have tremendous effects on the skin. Aside from fighting wrinkles, brightening, and firming the skin, lemons have the power to get rid of blackheads on the nose. Lemons have antiseptic properties just like tomatoes, so they will help to dry out any materials impacted in the pore. Lemons also contain citric acid, an amazing hydroxy acid often used for exfoliation. The citric acid found in lemons will help to dissolve dry skin cells and unclog the pore. To use lemons to get rid of blackheads on the nose, mix lemon juice, water, and salt. Apply the mixture directly on the skin and let it sit overnight. In the morning, rinse away your lemon mixture and you are highly likely to see immediate results.
*Lemon juice can be very acidic, this method may not be safe for those with sensitivities.
The egg and honey mask
Eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals, which is probably why it is the perfect breakfast food. Fortunately, our skin can also reap the benefits of eggs. If you have blackheads on the nose, using egg whites and honey can help get rid of them fast. Eggs contain an ingredient called selenium which is often used to clear acne. This ingredient works by constricting the pores so neither dirt, oil, nor debris can harbor in the skin.
Honey has tremendous benefits for the skin:
- It is an antibiotic, which allows impacted materials to be easily released.
- It is a natural exfoliant, which will help get rid of dry skin that can clog the pores.
- It is an antioxidant, and helps fightthe elements found in nature that contribute to blackheads.
- It can lower your skin’s pH so that bacteria cannot live.
To use honey and egg to get rid of blackheads on the manse mix equal parts of egg whites and honey. Apply the mixture on the areas of concern and leave it for about 30 minutes. Once the mixture has dried, (your face should feel tight) rise it with warm water.
Exfoliation can help get rid of black heads on the nose
If you’re into DIY projects, here are a few blackhead treatments you can create at home:
Milk and honey treatment
1 tablespoon of organic raw honey
1 teaspoon of milk
Cinnamon and Honey treatment
1 part cinnamon powder
1 part organic, raw, honey
Baking soda and water treatment
1 part baking soda
ACV and Mint toner
3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons of finely chopped/crushed fresh mint leaves
8 ounces of water
There are a few unique ways to get rid of blackheads on the nose
These methods may not be ideal, but they can help get rid of blackhead on the nose.
Use glue to remove blackheads
For years, Elmer’s glue has been used in schools worldwide as an arts and crafts aid. Now Elmer’s is one of the best at home blackhead remedies. The idea of using glue to get rid of blackheads on the nose stems from the use of blackhead strips. These strips often have a sticky side that cling to blackheads and removes them from the nose. To use glue for a blackhead treatment, simply apply a thick layer of glue to the area of concern, let it dry, and then peel it from the skin. It may be a bit gross, but you should see the blackheads on your strip of glue once it has been removed. Be sure the glue you are using is non-toxic and is not strong enough to remove your skin!
Toothpaste may help
Toothpaste has been used to treat acne for years, so why not try it on a blackhead? Toothpaste will help dry out any materials found in the pore so they can be removed. Apply toothpaste on the area of concern and let it dry, it can be left on overnight. Those with dry or sensitive skin types may want to steer clear of toothpaste treatments because they can strip the skin if its natural oils and cause discomfort.
Once your blackheads clear, you should take one or a combination of these measures to keep them from forming:
- Avoid touching your face, your hands are full of dirt, oil and bacteria.
- Watch what you are using on your hair, hair products are very close to the face.
- If you have bangs, you may need to wear them up for a while.
- Keep your bed linen clean.
- Never forget to wash your face, you should be washing twice per day. If you only have time to cleanse once, do it at night.
- Cleanse the face with cold water to restrict the pores, this will block materials from entering into the skin.
- Use an oil free moisturizer, oil can contribute to blackheads.