Post # 1
Does anyone have good remedies for blackheads on your nose? I mainly get them visibly around my nostrils, and my left nostril more than my right. I wash my face twice a day and I’ve used the pore strips, but that really doesn’t get the nostril area good, for some reason.
I can’t use anything that has any amount of Benzoyl Peroxide in it, even as an “inactive” ingredient (much to the dismay of my ex-dermatologist). I’m serverly allergic to it and I know it wipes out a lot of products.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Have you tried different brands of pore strips? Those REALLY work for me!
Other than that the only thing I can suggest is putting primer on your nose to cover up the bumps blackheads may cause.
Post # 4
@mchitt329: +1 I second the pore strips
Post # 5
Pore strips are like magic! I use the Biore brand pore strips and they work wonders. I like Biore brand because they have a little flap that comes down and gets the nostril area that most other pore strips miss
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@BetterSherm: Pore strips and regular cleanings with a gentle cleanser with beads (I use Biore everyday pore unclogging with soft beads.) Make sure to use an astringent and a facial lotion afterwards to close your pores. I struggle with this daily myself and you just have to put in a little extra work.
Post # 7
Yes, I use pore strips but they don’t really get anything from my nostril area. I’ve used Biore and Ponds and niether get the nostrils well.
I’m going to sound stupid, but I don’t know a lot about makeup, but what is a primer?
Post # 8
@beachbride1216: I’m using Garnier products, as I’ve yet to have any allgeric reaction to them and I used beaded washes. I can’t use any type of astringent, though, and I’m allergic to most lotions. I can use Cetaphil on my face without issue, but that really clogs up the pores.
Post # 9
The nose strips peel my skin off! They work great on my fi though!
Post # 10
I have finessed the art of squeezing without breaking or overtaxing the skin. (I know that’s “pooh-poohed” on every dermatological website but it works for me. I’m not sure everyone can do this, for example my FI’s fingers are too oily and he is too clumsy when he tries, so YMMV.) After that, I wash my face very thoroughly with cold water and do not wear any cosmetic of any kind for at least a few hours. This lets the pores close back in on themselves again without getting clogged with cosmetics.
My FH has much bigger nose pores than I do and he usually just leaves them be, but very rarely it’ll bug him and he’ll use a nose strip followed by a toner, which is basically just alcohol. His nose looks decent for a guy’s nose.
Post # 11
Remember to exfoliate. I like apricot scrub 1- 2x/week.
Post # 12
Have you tried a home remedy like this?
Post # 14
Place a warm wash cloth over your face or take a shower to open up your pores. Gently use a comedone extractor and follow up with either cool water or toner to help close your poors. It works like a charm.
Post # 15
@doberman: +1! Apricot pit scrubs are much better than those plastic microbead scrubs!
Post # 16
I use idealist pore minimizer, cleanse tone and exfoliate. using a oil free foundation seems to help as well.