It can be such a nightmare when your skin starts breaking out and you get blackheads and whiteheads forming on your nose, head or chin. Squeezing them isn’t always the best option as this can sometimes cause them to bleed, or even leave a scar.
Furthermore, using your fingers to squeeze them can increase the chances of nasty bacteria getting into them which can in turn aggravate them and make them worse. Also, when you squeeze a blackhead or whitehead and then don’t wash your hands, the bacteria and germs from the breakout can then be spread to other parts of your face.
So, stop the squeezing and instead try some of these completely natural methods to remove blackheads and whiteheads that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
How to Remove Blackheads on Nose at Home
Blackheads are a mild type of acne, and they appear on the skin as small bumps that look very dark or black. They are caused from hair follicles getting clogged together and can appear in lots of areas of your body.
Blackheads can be a nuisance because they can actually sometimes hurt, and when appearing in an inconvenient place, such as your nose, they can make people feel very insecure about how they look.
Well, now you can get rid of your blackheads today with these simple at home methods.
I told this lady to remove my blackheads from my nose, not turn me into Rudolph! Smh! pic.twitter.com/mY9F3QRU58
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- Steam Your Face
One natural way to get rid of blackheads is to steam your face. This involves getting a bowl of boiling water (please be careful not to burn yourself). Hover your face a good distance above the bowl, with a towel over the top of your head, and allow the steam from the water to wave over your face.
It works because the steam will help to soften the blackheads, meaning they should clear much quicker. Furthermore, it promotes sweating, which helps to remove any nasty toxins that might be residing in your skin.
- Baking Soda
Another natural remedy for clearing blackheads is to mix together some baking soda and water so it makes a paste. Take this and apply it directly to the blackhead and the area around it, so it’s a bit like a mini facemask. Scrub with your fingers for a few minutes and then wash off the paste. Do this twice a week until the blackhead clears (or you can continue afterwards if there is a certain area of your skin that is particularly prone to blackheads).
This method works due to the fact that baking soda acts as an exfoliator and will help to remove any bacteria and germs in or around the blackhead, as well as helping to soften the blackhead itself.
- Lemon, Salt and Honey
Another paste that you can create and use as a facemask to help get rid of your blackheads is one using lemon, salt and honey. Mix all of these together, apply it directly to your blackhead, leave for five minutes and then wash off. You should do this about three times a week.
This mixture of natural ingredients all have their benefits and contributions to removing those annoying blackheads. Lemon has properties that allow it to remove grease, so it can get rid of the germs around your blackhead. Salt acts as a gentle exfoliator, to really work at that stubborn blackhead and wear it down. Then, last but not least, honey is great at helping to hydrate and moisturise your skin, which is important for the prevention of further breakouts.
- Clay Mask
Use a facemask made out of clay and this will help to get rid of blackheads after a few uses. The oilier your skin is, the more prone you are to breakouts, and clay is amazing at absorbing oil and so helps to effectively ‘dehydrate’ the blackhead and in turn help to remove it.