Most of us have encountered blackheads at least at one point in life. And we have also heard about how painful it is to get rid of them. A lot of people tend to pop their blackheads using their nails but this is not at all hygienic for the skin. Our nails are mostly not clean and exposing your blackheads to dust and dirt can worsen the effect and sometimes even leave a permanent mark. However, there are much simpler and less painful ways of getting rid of the blackheads on your nose for a smooth and shiny appearance. Most of these can be done at home and are hence, very convenient and not at all time-consuming!
Here are a few ways in which you can immediately remove blackheads from your nose:
Egg white mask:
You must have heard of this ‘hack’ for removing blackheads. Using egg whites to soften the skin is one of the easiest ways to get rid of blackheads. Make sure your face is completely clean and dry before using this. Separate the egg white from the yolk and beat it. Then, apply it on your nose and gently rub it in. The moisture of the egg whites will soften the skin and the pores and ensure that the blackheads leave the skin on their own. Apply over 2-3 coats of the egg whites and let it rest till it dries up. Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water and you will observe that the blackheads come off on their own without requiring any external tools that may leave scars and marks on your nose.
For this, you’ll only require the above-mentioned ingredients that are honey and lemon. Make a paste mixing these 2 and apply it to your nose. Honey naturally moisturizes the skin. It also possesses antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties which hydrate the skin pores and help in the removal of blackheads. Lemon is full of vitamin C, potassium and calcium which helps in reducing oiliness and clearing the blackheads, acne scars, blemishes, and dark spots. The citric acid present in the lemon acts as an astringent, tightening the pores and cleansing the skin. Alpha-Hydroxy acid aids in removing skin impurities and brightening the skin tone.
Salt and Toothpaste:
Make sure your face is clean and dried off. Mix a little mint toothpaste with a few pinches of salt and rub this on your nose gently. Leave it to settle for 5-10 mins and rinse off. This may leave a little redness due to the toothpaste. Make sure you apply an ice cube after this to close all the pores and reduce any kind of redness. But ensure that you don’t leave the toothpaste and salt mixture for too long. The mint in the toothpaste helps in opening the skin pores and eliminating bacteria. Salt has antiseptic abilities which aid in exfoliating the skin and getting rid of dead skin.
Milk and Gelatin mask:
Along with the removal of blackheads, this also helps in smoothening the skin out and making it look fresher. Mix a tablespoon of unflavored Gelatin into a bowl with milk. Adjust the quantity of milk according to the desired consistency of the paste. After mixing them together, microwave for about 10 mins while ensuring it doesn’t boil. Then, apply this paste to your nose and leave for about 40 mins. This acts as a peel-off mask and when you remove it, the blackheads come off along with it.
You will need:
- A teaspoon of activated charcoal
- A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- A few drops of tea tree oil
Put on the paste over the nose and let it dry and then slowly peel the dried mask by lifting from the sides first. And then, wash it off using lukewarm water.