Blackheads on the nose can be unsightly. But the good news is blackheads are one of the easiest to treat among the comedone family. If you want to learn how to remove stubborn blackheads on the nose overnight, here are some quick, DIY tips which you can implement on a daily basis. But be aware, that there is no single best blackhead treatment. It is mostly trial and error until you find the ideal solution. Combine your DIY treatments with a cleanser and moisturizer, which is compatible with your skin. Do this regularly and your nose will be black-head free and shiny again!
- Use Baking Soda
Make a paste of water and baking soda and apply it directly on the affected areas on the nose. Scrub the nose with the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions and wash it after 10 minutes. Along with opening up the pores and killing oxidized blackhead bulbs; baking soda can also lighten the skin because of its bleaching properties.
- Facial Steaming & Blackhead Extractor
Wash your face to remove any leftover makeup, dirt, oil and other grime. Use steam to open up the pores on your face and use a blackhead extractor only if you know how to use it. Run the blackhead extractor over the affected area and apply gentle pressure with the looped end on one side of the blackhead. Ease the blackhead out slowly. If you can’t do this yourself, you can head to a spa or a dermatologist to get it removed professionally.
If left on the skin long enough, tomatoes can dry out stubborn blackheads completely. This will make the blackheads naturally fall off from the skin. Since tomatoes are acidic in nature, it may slightly irritate or burn your skin. However, the anti-oxidant properties of the tomato make it the perfect home remedy for blackhead removal.
- Nose Strips
Nose strips are like adhesive band-aids, but used specifically for the nose. Nose strips rip away old skin cells, dirt and are also effective when it comes to removing new breakouts or blackheads. But keep in mind, nose strips offer only temporary respite.
Remember to not keep touching your face. The dirt and the oils on your hand may get onto the nose. Even if your face is clean, the oils from your hair can run down your face and clog pores, so wash your hair at least thrice a week. Finally, maintain a cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine at least once a day to prevent blackhead recurrences in the future.