How to Get Rid of Those Stubborn Blackheads on Your Nose

Get Rid of Those Stubborn Blackheads

 

There is nothing more frustrating than clusters of blackheads riddling your nose. When they do pop up, your goal is to get rid of them ASAP. But before you can effectively remove them, you need to understand exactly what blackheads are—and what not to do.

A blackhead is a combination of oil and dead skin cells sitting in a dilated pore, resulting in a tiny bump. Your nose is magnet for blackheads because there is simply a higher concentration of pores in that area for most people.

You might wonder why the mix is white or yellowish if you’ve ever tried squeezing those suckers out (and we know you have—which is a major no-no), but when it’s exposed to air as it’s sitting in your skin, the top layer oxidizes, resulting in the black color, explains Tara Rao, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.

Here’s why a hands-off policy is crucial: Trying to squeeze out blackheads yourself can be really unhygienic if not done properly. You may end up making the problem worse by spreading around acne-causing bacteria, or even pushing it deeper into your skin

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Source: Prevention – How to Get Rid of Those Stubborn Blackheads on Your Nose By, Alisa Hrustic

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