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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 9 years ago

Getting rid of blackheads on SIDES OF NOSE?

I get blackheads on my nose, and darkers ones on the sides,and I've tried everything!

-biore strips (only gets rid of a few on the front of nose- am i doing it wrong? i keep it on until it gets hard- plus they NEVER get any on the sides of my nose)

-washing my face twice daily

-exfoliating

-steaming

-masks (egg whites)

-toning

-moisturizing with olay

-squeezing them (it hurts and doesn't work effectively and i can never get the sides of my nose...)

please give any advice on getting rid of them ON THE SIDES OF MY NOSE,

thankyou =)

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  • 9 years ago
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    I have the exact same problem! I am thinking of trying neutrogena pink grapefruit face wash. And I tried squeezing mine too, never doing it again because they got really red and sore and it was totally obvious I tried to pop them. So if I were you I wouldn't pop/squeeze them.

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  • 4 years ago

    Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet.

    In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood.

    Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones.

    In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do.

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  • 9 years ago

    wow you've pretty much done everything possible hahaa

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