What skin care helps with the blackheads on my nose?
Blackheads frequently form on the nose so it’s important to practice good skin care habits to prevent them from developing and to lessen their appearance once you already have them. We’re looking at some of the chief causes why your nose is particularly likely to have blackheads and how you can keep this area blemish-free with the right techniques and products.
Why Are Blackheads Likely To Form On The Nose?
Your nose can have a high concentration of oil glands which causes it to be oilier than the rest of your face. While a product is nourishing and moisturizing on your forehead or cheeks it can be excessively moisturizing on your nose which can cause your pores to clog. Blackheads occur when excess oil is produced inside your pore and it’s not released, therefore creating a clog. When this excess oil mixes with dead skin cells and is exposed to air, it oxidizes and turns dark. Hormones can also trigger excess oil production, which may explain why you have blackheads on your nose.
How To Manage Blackheads
1. Cleanse Regularly
Absorb excess oil with the right skin care products. You should cleanse your skin with a gentle, yet effective cleanser formulated with salicylic acid, which can help deep clean your pores. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel which removes dirt and other pore-clogging particles and is formulated with both salicylic acid and charcoal, which helps attracts impurities like a magnet.
2. Exfoliate Regularly
Dead skin cells factor into blackhead production so regularly removing them from the surface of skin is important and can help prevent pore-clogging. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub helps gently slough off dead cells from skin’s surface and reveals a fresh, new layer of skin. This is the perfect base to apply the right moisturizer.
3. Blackhead Strips Can Help With The Appearance Of Blackheads
“Nose strips can be helpful to loosen the top of the blackhead,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Nose strips formulated with charcoal, lactic and glycolic acids can help soften the bonds of the skin cells on skin’s surface and sebum. Warm water and towelette wipes are good to help improve the appearance of this area.”
4. Use A Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
If you’ve noticed an abundance of blackheads forming on your nose exclusively, you may be using a product that’s too oily for the rest of your skin. Start using a refreshing, moisturizing gel-cream that doesn’t add any extra oil but can also keep your skin hydrated. Garnier SkinActive’s Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream keeps your skin moisturized without oiliness for up to 24 hours.