Black spots on the nose are the most annoying and embarrassing skin problems. Black spots on the nose are nothing but blackheads on the nose. It makes the face looks unattractive. The area of the nose is very sensitive, so squeezing nose blackheads may damage the skin by leaving ugly scars. Nose blackheads are caused due to oily skin, poor sanitary, excessive use of cosmetic products, poor dietary habits, hormonal imbalance and less amount of water content in the body. In this article some home remedies to get rid of blackheads on nose are described.
Blackheads are also known as open comedones. Skin has tiny pores which drive out the waste from the skin i.e. the sebum. The sebum get collected in the pores when the pores are blocked, the dirt on the above layer of the skin of the nose makes the sebum dark in color and that is black spot on the nose. Removal of blackheads is a tough task and pricking makes the condition worse. Chemicals and synthetic drugs can remove the blackheads on nose but it gets back as soon as the treatments are stop. The use of this treatment can cause permanent damage of the health as they have side effects. The skin of the nose is very sensitive so the experiment should not be done with this area. The best way to get rid of blackheads is home remedies. The home remedies eliminate the cause behind the problem of blackheads. These herbs tend to exfoliate the dead skin and also regulate the production of sebum that causes blackheads.
Home remedies for removal of blackheads on nose
Lemon juice is used to eliminate all types of skin blemishes and very common natural bleach. Use lemon juice directly on the black spots and leave it for about 15 minutes before washing off with water. A mixture of lemon juice, cucumber juice, and honey also can be used. As a replacement for lemon juice, use apple cider vinegar.
Fenugreek is a powerful anti-blackhead herb. Crush some fenugreek leaves and make a paste with water. Apply this on the affected area for about 10 minutes. And rise with lukewarm water. For clear skin, free from blackheads, apply this paste every night before bed.
Onion and garlic juice:
Onion and garlic juice is also known to help fade skin blemishes. Use a mixture of onion and garlic juice on the black spots and leave it for about 15 minutes. Onion and garlic has strong smell so wash off the skin thoroughly after applying them.
To make a thick paste mix sandalwood powder with rose water, glycerin, and lemon juice. Apply this paste on the black spots and leave until the paste dries up naturally. To remove the dried crusts of sandalwood paste, use cold water and wash off.
This is another easy to apply night pack for blackheads. Apply a mix of 1 teaspoon of coriander leaves juice and half teaspoon of turmeric powder before going to bed. Next morning, wash it with the cold water.
Vegetable slices are another good remedy for removing black spots. Take freshly cut (preferably chilled) slices of cucumber, potato, or tomato and rub them on the black spots.
Mix 1 teaspoon of curd and rice flour to make a paste. Apply it on the blackhead affected area. And wash the face with cold water.
Natural scrub should be used to remove the dead cells from the skin. A natural scrub can be prepared by mixing crushed orange peel with yogurt. Fuller’s earth paste can also be used as a scrub. To use a scrub effectively, apply the paste on the skin and leave it to dry naturally before washing it off with water.
Aloe vera gel:
Aloe vera gel is a natural cleanser and it can be used regularly to wash the face.
Fuller’s earth, glycerin soap and almond powder:
Put in the exact ratio of 1:2:4, fuller’s earth, glycerin soap, and almond powder in warm water to make a smooth paste. Now put it over the blackheads. Keep it for some time and then wash of.
Honey is really good for skin. Apply warm honey on the affected area and wash it after 10 minutes. Honey will act as a natural peel to the blackhead affected skin.
Baking Soda and Water:
Mix equal amounts of baking soda and water make a solution and rub it for few minutes. Now wash off with luke warm water and some of the blackheads would be removed.
Make a paste from ground radish seeds and water. Apply it on the blackheads and after 15 minutes, rinse it with lukewarm water.
Cinnamon powder and honey:
Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a bowl. Apply this paste on the blackheads before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeating this for two weeks will remove blackheads.
Epsom salt and iodine:
Make the solution of Epsom salt, iodine and warm water. Take a cotton wad and soak it in a solution, then wipe the cotton wad on the blackheads and it will loose the pores.
Rose and Oatmeal Mask:
Mix oatmeal powder with rose water and apply this natural mask on the blackhead prone area. After 15 minutes, wash it off with cold water.
Grate one potato and apply it directly on the problem area.
Cinnamon and lemon juice:
Mix cinnamon and lemon juice and apply it on the nose. Wash it with warm water. This removes the existing blackheads.
Other home remedies for blackheads
- Mix equal amounts of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice. Apply on the affected area and leave it for 10-15 minutes, wash the face with warm water.
- Make a scrub of salt, lemon and honey; yogurt can also be added to it. Scrub the face for 5-10 minutes and later wash the face and pat it dry.
- Apply a little toothpaste over the blackhead affected area.
- Beat the white of egg and apply on the face, wash the face with water and while drying scrub the face lightly with towel.
- Take some curd and add one teaspoon of black pepper powder to it. Mix it well. Apply this paste on the face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash the face with Luke warm water and pat dry.
- Tea Tree Oil is also very effective for the treatment of blackheads on nose.
- Mix orange peel with water and then apply it over the nose.
- Make a solution of one and a half cup of hot water and half tablespoon of boric powder. Dip one face napkin in the solution and pat on the face for sometime. Later rub the face with a cotton ball. This is a very useful blackheads remedy.
- Mix fresh lime juice with grounded drumstick pods and leaves. Apply it on the blackheads.
- Steaming is also beneficial as it opens and softens the pores for easy removal of blackheads.
- Make a face wash by mixing fresh lime juice with a glass of boiled milk and use it for the removal of blackheads.
- Take a cup of sugar and place it in a washcloth. Wash the face with a bar soap and gently scrub the sugar on the affected area. This acts as a good exfoliater and helps in removing nose blackheads.
- Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected part. Wait for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply on the affected area.
- 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 the skin.
- Avoid washing the face with soaps more than twice a day. Instead wash the face often with plain water splashes.
- Wash the 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.
- Do not squeeze blackheads; this could cause an acne flare-up or broken capillaries.
- Keep the hair away from the face. Greasy hair and skin do not go together, and hair can spread infection.
- Sunshine or ultra-violet light encourages skin peeling, and so helps to clear blocked pores. For this reason, sunbathing or use of sun-beds in moderation can be helpful.
- Do not try to dry out the skin with harsh astringents or masques. This can cause the skin to overproduce oil and cause breakouts.
- Always use oil-free moisturizer.
- If blackheads and breakouts continue to experience, see a dermatologist.
Skin Care advise : How to Remove Blackheads Using Home Remedies