How to Get Rid of Nose Blackheads

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How to Get Rid of Nose Blackheads
(Human nose macro shot image by Gleb Semenjuk from

Nose blackheads can be a nuisance, especially when you have a hot date. It's best to follow a healthy diet and regular cleansing regime to get rid of blackheads, but if you're in a hurry, you may need to take matters into your own hands.

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Things you need

  • Bath towel
  • Pan of boiling water
  • Clay facial masque
  • Astringent
  • Cotton ball
  • Acne medication
  • Tape or blackhead-remover strips
  • Blackhead-remover tube

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  1. 1

    Take a hot shower to open pores and soften the blackheads.

  2. 2

    Wrap your hair in a towel if it's long or pull it back from your face with a rubber band.

  3. 3

    Heat water in a pan on the stove until it boils.

  4. 4

    Turn off the burner and stand over the water, allowing steam from the pan to cover your face. Be careful not to burn yourself.

  5. 5

    Sit for at least five minutes and allow the steam to open your pores.

  6. 6

    Cleanse your face with warm water and pat dry.

  7. 7

    Smooth a clay facial masque on your nose and allow it to dry. Rinse it off with warm water.

  8. 8

    Use tape or blackhead-removal strips to remove any remaining blackheads.

  9. 9

    Purchase a blackhead extractor from a beauty supply store to remove the blackheads without damaging surrounding skin.

  10. 10

    After the extractions, apply astringent to your nose with a cotton ball.

  11. 11

    Apply acne medication to problem areas.

Tips and warnings

  • Eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and avoid fried foods. Exercise several times a week for 30 minutes or more. Exercise helps balance hormones, which control oil production in your skin.
  • Wash your face every day, at least once a day, with an oil-free cleanser. Use a clarifying masque two or three times a week to help curb breakouts.
  • Don't squeeze blackheads; this could cause an acne flareup or broken capillaries.
  • Don't try to dry out your skin with harsh astringents or masques. This can cause your skin to overproduce oil and cause breakouts.
  • If you continue to experience blackheads and breakouts, see a dermatologist.

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