Black heads——- I'm about to charge them rent for nesting on my nose

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yes. Do this:

Take a shower or steam the shit out of your face. Then use clarisonic. Then use either a clay mask or I like Dr. Brandt’s Vaccuum Cleaner gel. After you wipe that off, use a comedone. They are these metal tools with hoops at the end used to extract blackheads and they really work. Just make sure you look up how to use them correctly so you don’t make the problem worse. And sanitize anything that touches your face. Finish with a glycolic acid cream (I like Peter Thomas Roth) or toner. It will help break down anything left in the pores so that if you repeat this once or twice a week, they should be gone within a month. Even the stubborn ones.

Good luck!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Whip up an egg white, spead over them, let dry and peel off and wipe any residual with a warm washcloth. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

Try steaming your face in a hot shower and rinsing your nose with cold water after you step out of the shower. 

I have the same problem with whiteheads, but the cold water seems to be closing my pores and preventing the oil from building up. 

Also, try exfoliating at night instead of the mornings. The oils on your face are there to precent dirt fron building up when you’re out during the day!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Take a couple of plain aspirin and mash them up with warm water, making a paste.  Apply to your nose for 20 minutes or so.  Do this 3-4 times a week and you should see an improvement in a week.

Continue as needed. {May I also add, if you use a moisturizer:  The nose does not need moisture–so skip it when you are applying!}

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If you are talking about the little greyish dots that are seemingly in every pore of your nose, those aren’t blackheads, they’re sebaceous filaments and they are supposed to be there. You can squeeze them, but you can’t get rid of them, they will always keep coming back because they serve a purpose. It just happens that you can only ever really see them on your nose. Sebaceous filaments will come out as a white or yellowish “string” when you squeeze them. And that is what you see as the little “hairy” things all over a biore pore strip. Blackheads are usually larger and darker, and you may have a few on your nose, but they won’t be all over. It’s a common marketing tool for skin care companies to make you feel like these sebaceous filaments are blackheads and need to be removed, using their product, but it’s just an unfortunate natural phenomenon. 

Here’s an article that explains:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/546911-difference-between-blackheads-sebaceous-filaments/

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