This article will help everyone to know the best methods to remove blackheads from the nose and answer the question “what are blackheads?”
So what are blackheads? Blackheads are clogged pores, often on the nose but can be elsewhere, appearing black to the naked eye. Why are they black? Since the debris in the pore is exposed to the air, it oxidizes and turns a deep black shade. Therefore, blackheads are not dirt and do not mean that you do not know how to wash your face. I hope I have answered your immediate question of “what are blackheads?”
Blackheads on the nose are a real pain because they are unsightly and stubborn. Even if you squeeze hard, many of the blackheads stay in place. Sometimes these blackheads are rough and oily and can be felt by rubbing your finger across your nose. Sometimes they can also be itchy.
One good thing is that blackheads are usually not inflamed (but sometimes they can be).
I personally have had blackheads in my pre-teen years and into adulthood (so for me, I had the answer to “what are blackheads?” pretty early on). They were the precursors to the many years of acne that lay ahead. By the way, it’s clear to me now and I’ll share what it cleared up for me in a moment.
Now about the top 3 methods to remove blackheads:
Method 1: Blackhead Extractor Tool. These can be purchased at Target/Walmart for around $10. They are long, thin little tools that are usually in the section with tweezers and manicure tools.
This tool has two ends. One is for whiteheads and the other for blackheads. The flat end is the one you will use for your blackheads.
The best method I have for using this tool is as follows: Apply direct pressure to the pimple area. Some of the blackheads may come out, others will be more stubborn. A helpful tip is after applying pressure, to gently scrape any debris out of the pores.
You will definitely notice an immediate difference. This method is good when used regularly, but you can also consider it in combination with one of the other 2 methods below.
Method 2: Blackhead Strips. These can also be purchased at Target/Walmart. These are very simple to use. Just follow the directions on the box, which is usually to wet your nose and then apply the strip directly to your nose.
Then wait 10-15 minutes for the strip to work. Then you take it off your nose. I think the recommended and most effective way to remove it is very slowly. Some people may find these strips a bit sore, but I personally don’t mind too much.
Method 3: a facial scrub. Personally, I use the Queen Helene Honey Oatmeal Facial Scrub. It is natural and much gentler than other exfoliants on the market. There are also other brands like St Ives Apricot Scrub etc.
You may want to test it a bit on a small area of skin to make sure you don’t have a reaction. When you rub the skin, be very gentle.
Don’t rub too hard, as it can cause breakouts. I usually rub lightly for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Wash it and dry it.
You should use this method regularly if you are prone to blackheads. You will prevent future blackheads if you do it regularly. If you still have some blackheads afterwards, be sure to use Method 2 or 3 above.
And that’s it. My top 3 methods on how to remove blackheads and a concise answer to the question, “What are blackheads?”
I use the 3 methods above as part of a more detailed holistic method of skin lightening. It’s very simple. Basically, you’re trying to remove as many chemicals from your skincare routine as possible. Also, you look at your whole life and not just your skin. You’ll be much happier if you check it out, and guess what? Your skin will also lighten! (What are blackheads? What are acne? Who cares if they go away! Check out my resource box for more information.