Blackheads, like acne, are caused by clogged pores resulting from dirt, oil, and germ accumulation. Fortunately, they won’t stay on your face permanently.
In fact, there are effective treatment options recommended by expert and licensed dermatologists. Most of which can be done at home.
So cutting to the chase, here’s how to treat those unsightly spots on your nose so that you can look your best every day!
1) Wash your face twice daily
Don’t ever skip washing your face twice a day. Whether we stay at home or bike or commute by any means to the office, our face is exposed to dust, sweat, and dirt that can make it irritated and itchy.
This buildup will serve to block the pores and make them bigger. And this is precisely when pimples and blackheads start to form, negatively affecting your confidence whenever you go out.
So when you wash your face, don’t just use plain water. Apply a gentle cleanser to freshen up and clean the face thoroughly.
Or better yet, you can use a special revitalizing mask that contains salicylic acid. The purpose of this is to not only cleanse the skin deeply but also exfoliate it for newer, lighter skin.
2) Use retinoid products
Retinoid products like acne gels can help you remove blackheads from your nose. They work in two ways: one is to minimise clogged pores, and two is to reduce the effect of sun damage on your skin.
Furthermore, topical retinoid creams help to get your pores working as they should. This is achieved by communicating and repairing the pore and its surrounding cells underneath your skin.
But mind you that while retinoids can lessen the damage caused by sunburns, they ironically make your skin more prone to it. So be careful when using it or consult a dermatologist first to be safe.
3) Apply sunscreen on your face
The hot sun can worsen large pores and burn them at the same time, causing the development of tiny blackheads.
So make it a point to apply great-quality sunscreen on your skin to protect it whenever you go out. Use one that has SPF 15 at least, but if your skin is lighter, you should use one with a higher SPF of around 30 to 50.
4) Get laser treatment
If your blackheads have gotten to a noticeably severe point, then it might be best to get laser treatment such as Fraxel.
Fraxel is a fancy term for a fractional laser procedure. It involves directing heat onto blackheads, which will stimulate the surrounding skin to make collagen.
Recurring treatments help the enlarged pores decrease in size until the blackheads are no more.