Ways To Get Rid Of Blackheads On Your Nose!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Every skincare regime starts with cleansing. Cleansing is essential to get rid of dead skin cells, debris and oil from the pores of the skin or else it can clog the pores, resulting in blackheads. Blackheads are pesky blemishes that mostly appear on the nose, chin and forehead. But it can occur on other body parts such as the neck, shoulder, chest and back. Regular soap and face wash may not cleanse your skin from deep within. Fret not, as there are ways to eliminate those stubborn blemishes on your nose. Read on to know more about the causes of blackheads on your nose and ways to get rid of them effectively!

What Causes Blackheads On Your Nose?

Causes Blackheads

When dead skin cells, oil and dirt get clogged in the pores of your nose, it eventually leads to the formation of blackheads. Your skin secretes sebum to keep it well-hydrated, but excess sebum production can clog the pores, too. It is a mild form of acne. When the open pores clogged with pollutants come in contact with air, they oxidize and change to black color. Blackheads commonly appear on the T-zone of your face, which is more prone to excess oil secretion.

While blackheads are not harmful, it can be a daunting task to deal with them. They can make your skin look dull and unhealthy; if left untreated, they can lead to other forms of acne.

Ways To Get Rid Of Nose Blackheads

Let’s explore some effective ways to get rid of blackheads.

1. Cleanse Your Face

Cleanse Your Face

Cleanse your face with a face wash or facial cleanser containing skin-hydrating ingredients. Look for a facial cleanser that buffs away impurities from the skin without stripping it of natural oil. Your facial cleanser should preserve the natural oil, restoring the skin's hydration level. Try ThriveCo's Hydrating Foaming Facial Cleanser, having a decadent, creamy, smooth texture for sensory delight. This foaming facial cleanser gently cleanses your skin, improves the skin's barrier function, and repairs damaged skin, giving you young, healthy and glowing skin.

2. Use Pore Strips

Pore Strips

Blackhead removal strips are a hassle-free way to deal with blackheads on your nose. They shrink the pores and extract your blackheads. These strips come in handy when you are running short of time or are looking for quick fixes. Pore strips should be used sparingly if you have got sensitive skin.

Also Read : Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

3. Use Charcoal Or Clay Masks

Use Charcoal Or Clay Masks

Charcoal masks are beneficial in clarifying the skin, controlling excess sebum production, and getting rid of debris and buildup in the pores of your nose, eliminating blackheads. Clay or charcoal masks are helpful for people with oily skin.

4. Use Chemical Exfoliants 

Chemical Exfoliants

Exfoliation is essential to have clean, clear and healthy skin. Exfoliation helps eliminate all the impurities from the skin, unclogging the skin's pores. Physical exfoliants can cause abrasion leading to micro-tears on the skin. Chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs are gentle on the skin, clarifying dull and congested skin, giving you flawless, radiant skin. Try ThriveCo Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser, which clears deep-set imperfections giving you clear, glowing skin. This product is beneficial for people with oily and acne-prone skin.

5. Use Toothpaste

Use Toothpaste

You can clear stubborn blackheads with toothpaste. Yes, you heard it right. Toothpaste is very effective in removing that pesky blackhead from your face. Take half a tablespoon of toothpaste and add a pinch of salt, mix well, and apply on your nose. Let it rest for about 10 minutes and gently scrub to remove the blackhead, then wash your face with lukewarm water.

6. Retinoid Creams

Retinoid Creams

Potent retinoid-based creams can prove to be beneficial in treating blackheads. Retinoids help unplug dirt and debris from the skin's pores, accelerating cell regeneration. For beginners, experts advise starting with a lower dose of retinoid and gradually increasing the concentration once your skin gets used to it.

Also Read : Retinaldehyde Vs Retinol Which Is Better?

7. Choose Your Skincare Products Carefully

Skincare Products

Choose your skincare products wisely. Use oil-free cream and lotion to prevent your skin from becoming greasy. Use skincare products specifically formulated for your skin type to get maximum benefit. Using non-comedogenic products will not clog your skin's pores, reducing the risk of blackheads, pimples and acne. Always use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend using ThriveCo's Daily Sunscreen Gel with SPF 50 for maximum sun protection.

Also Read : 5 Must - Have Skincare Products For Brighter Skin

Blackheads can occur to anyone, irrespective of age and gender. If you have too many blackheads on your nose, it is advisable to seek a professional's help rather than extracting the blackheads at home. It can be a meticulous task to get rid of blackheads! But with a proper skincare regime and following the above-mentioned methods, you can steer clear of blackheads to attain clean, clear and spotless skin.

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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