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How to correct discoloured nose tips

Updated February 21, 2019

Skin discolouration is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. This condition has numerous medical terms including freckles, brown spots, hyperpigmentation and age spots. The most common causes include pregnancy, over-exposure to the sun, medications, ageing and disease. These blemishes can appear anywhere on the body, especially on the nose. There are several things you can do to eliminate discolouration of your nose tip.

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  1. Wash and dry your face. Apply a high-quality bleaching cream to the tip of your nose. Most bleaching creams and lotions contain hydroquinone, a potent chemical which lightens the skin. Gently rub the cream on your nose twice a day, once in the morning and before going to sleep. Do this daily until you no longer notice any discolouration on your nose.

  2. Exfoliate your nose with an exfoliating cream that contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) complex. AHA can help tone blemishes, dark patches, scars and other discolorations you may have on your face. Gently massage into your nose after washing your face. Use twice daily.

  3. Rub honey almond paste on your nose. The proteins and other natural ingredients in honey and almonds have a bleaching effect on the skin. Add one cup of honey into a blender with one cup of raw, unsalted almonds. Blend until the mixture turns into a paste. Gently rub the mixture on your nose. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash and dry your face. Refrigerate the remaining paste for future use. Apply honey almond paste every day.

  4. Apply aloe vera gel to your nose. The aloe vera plant contains a substance called mucilaginous polysaccharide (MPS), which may lighten and soften skin discolourations. Gently massage a pea size amount on your nose and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash and pat dry.

  5. Apply sunscreen to your nose. Sunscreen will help prevent and fade discoloured skin. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 35 or above and apply 30 minutes before going outside.

  6. Warning

    Consult your GP before embarking on any self treatments for the skin.

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Things You'll Need

  • Almonds
  • Honey
  • Exfoliating cream
  • Bleaching cream
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Sunscreen lotion

About the Author

Frank Dioso is a trained medical technologist working for prominent research institutions such as Quest Diagnostics and California Clinical Trials. He has, for many years, ghostwritten clinical trial reports for confidential pharmaceutical drugs and is currently contributing his clinical laboratory science knowledge to online how-to articles.

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