Why do you always seem to get clogged pores on your nose? If you have this issue you aren’t alone, it happens to the best of us.
The most common problem that causes people to believe their pores are clogged sebaceous filaments.
The sebaceous glands are where your skin secretes oil and your oil collects in the pore. Sebaceous filaments can appear black or gray in color and can often make it look as if every pore you have is clogged. Unfortunately, you can’t completely get rid of sebaceous filaments but with a few simple tricks we will share in this article, those pores can easily be unclogged and clear.
A clogged pore will appear in one of a few ways:
- Acne- When the sebaceous glands inflame.
- Blackheads- When the debris clogging the pore comes in contact with oxygen and turns black.
- Whiteheads/Milia- When the oils inside your pore are trapped by a layer of skin.
Use steam to unclog pores on your nose
Since your reading this article I am going to hazard a guess that your nose pores are clogged. The first solution I want to offer you is a little steam. Steam will help to soften skin, dirt, and debris hanging out in the pores.
Take a longer shower
If you’re looking for a quick deep clean try kicking up some steam the next time you shower. Turn your hot water as high as it can go without scalding you and let the steam stick to your skin. Be careful not put your face into the water as it will actually dehydrate your skin and keep you from steaming the pores on your nose.
If you feel you’re in need of a deep cleanse, try doing your cleansing routine in the shower. Since your pores are open, it will be easier for your cleanser to drive deep and remove all impacted materials.
Boil a pot of water for a mini facial
Another quick and easy way to unclog the pores on the nose is to boil a pot of water. Once your water begins to boil, transfer the water into a basin and put a towel over your head and the bowl for a nice mini steam bath.
Cleanse away clogged pores
Cleansing is the first and most important step in your skincare routine. If you’re one of those people who think submerging your face in the shower is enough you may want to rethink things.
Ever wonder how cleanser cleanses?
No matter if you stay at home all day or find yourself in the great outdoors your skin comes in contact with outside elements. Dirt, oil, and debris all brush past your face, and many particles get lucky enough to bind onto the skin. When the dishes are dirty, you don’t just dip them in water because they’d never get clean. Even if your dishes appear clean, it would be hard to convince yourself that they are also free from bacteria. Think about your skin in the same context, splashing it with water is doing nothing. Eventually, these materials work their way into your facial pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads, and, acne. Cleansers are formulated with oils that attract dirt, oil, debris, and bacteria, so it washes away; without cleanser you are likely to just rub debris into your poors when you bath.
If your dealing with blackheads specifically check out this article on how to get rid of blackheads on your nose fast!
Here are a few popular remedies to unclog nose pores.
If your pores clog or are prone to acne, you want to be sure you are using the best ingredients to really get that deep cleansing action. After all of this you’ll probably run to the store for a new cleanser but look and see if you have at least 1 or 2 of these ingredients in your current facial cleanser.
- Salicylic Acid
- Glycolic Acid
- Benzoyl Peroxide
How to do extractions on nose pores
You can also clear the pore by performing extractions. Extractions are often performed during a facial but can be done in your home.
What is extraction?
When you extract a pore, you are manually removing all of the content that caused it to become clogged. Extractions are performed to clear the skin of bacteria caused by acne or any dirt, excess oil, and debris. Extractions are the fastest way to unclog the pores on your nose and sometimes because cleansing may not go as deep as you need.
Performing extractions at home is easy
You don’t have to visit a professional to have your pores extracted, but you should conduct a bit of research before beginning.
After you’ve learned about the extraction process, and you are ready to start, here is what you’ll need:
Here are the steps:
- If you are wearing makeup, remove it then proceed to cleanse the skin.
- Exfoliate the skin.
- Place the skin under steam for about 10 minutes to loosen the contents inside of the pore.
- Begin extractions using your method of choice
- Using fingers involves gently pressing and sliding across the pores to unclog them. It may be ideal to cover the finger with gauze so that you aren’t spreading bacteria.
- Using an extractor can help get pores that are heavily clogged. Extractors work by pushing the blemish through a metal lasso.
If you do extractions on your nose to unclog your pores take the time to read this article also on how to close open pores and use those methods after doing the extractions.
Need a few more tips for success? Read on!
- Never force a black or whitehead to pop, this can cause scarring and the spread of bacteria.
- After removing, tone your skin and follow your daily skin care machine.
- Not all pores aligned in the same direction; it is important to study this so you know which way preform the extraction.
Clogged pores can be a thing of the past if you learn to keep them clean. Consistent cleansing and a routine extraction party should keep those babies sparkling!