Couple of months back, I had a ravaged nose full of blackheads; they were so irritating and I was becoming constantly frustrated. I went to a doctor friend of mine and he gave me a life saver. I applied his techniques and today I have a blackhead free nose.
Here's what I tried.
This is a simple technique that can be used when blackheads are not much in number, to use this method all you need is four cups of water, lime juice, and a container. Boil the four cups of water mixed with a tablespoon of lime juice, and pour out the solution in a container. Tie your head with a towel and keep your face over the container. By doing this, the steam from the container will help loosen or open the pores on your nose. This process is not appropriate for severe blackheads.
Over the counter treatment
This involves the careful selection and proper application of lotions and creams; this is one of the best solutions on how to get rid of blackheads on nose. When shopping for creams and lotions avoid the ones that contain chemicals like sodium laurel sulfate, benzoyl peroxide because they are not safe for the skin. This counter treatment will help kill bacteria and agents that cause blackheads on nose but also have negative side effects like redness of the skin, irritation, cancer and so on. It is better to use lotions made of 100 % natural ingredients because they will eliminate blackheads on nose without negative side effects.
To speed up the elimination of nose blackheads, you will have to combine home cures with over the counter treatments. Home remedies could be a healthy diet plan, supplements, life style modification and other natural ingredients. Oils can build up on pillow cases and can get to your nose during sleep so switching your pillow case at least three times in a week or washing them frequently can reduce further outbreak of blackheads.
It is advisable to wash your face twice a day especially prior to going to bed, this will keep your face from drying out and also remove dust from your face, it will also open the pores to allow proper passage of oils and air. When taking your bath, close bathroom doors and windows then turn the shower as hot as you can stand it, the steam will loosen hard nose blackheads. Another way of doing this is to buy facial steamers; they are specifically made to open the skin’s pores.
Removal of Blackheads
Loads of blackheads removal tools may be found in the market, all you have to do is search for them, or you can simply visit a dermatologist to help you do that since they have the tools. But if you want to do this at home, here is how to go about it, first wash your face and dry with a towel, then with a handkerchief on each of your finger squeeze the black heads. The handkerchiefs are there to prevent slippage. Do not squeeze to the extent of causing bleeding or bruises.