If you have noticed blackheads on nose recently, you probably have a couple of questions. First of all, you will be wondering, what are blackheads? They are little lumps that are embedded into the pores of the skin, most often on the face and in particular on the nose and the chin. People with extremely oily skin may suffer from blackheads all over their faces, because it is excess sebum (oil) on the face that becomes clogged in the pores.
Blackheads actually start off as whiteheads, when they are still under the skin’s surface, and then turn black when they come into contact with the air and undergo oxidation. A blackhead may also be referred to as an “open comedone” by dermatologists. Hormones can contribute to blackheads, as the skin produces more oil when the body is experiencing hormonal changes. This is why so many teenagers suffer from blackheads.
Your second question will be, how to get rid of blackheads? One blackhead removal method is extraction, using a specially designed blackhead extractor tool. Many dermatologists use this method. If you want to do it at home, be extremely careful. Using the extractor in he wrong way, such as by applying too much pressure, can result in red, inflamed skin and possibly even scarring. You must be gentle, so that you do not harm the inner layers of skin tissue; this can cause irreparable damage. Sterilize the blackhead extractor before use, and follow the exact instructions from the manufacturer. Most extractors are placed directly over the blackhead, with a layer of facial tissue in between. A careful press of the head of the extractor should hopefully “pop” the blackhead and remove it from the nose.
Blackhead extractor tools such as the Revlon blackhead remover, especially useful for dealing with blackheads on nose are available online and at many beauty stores, grocery stores and drugstores. It is a method of removal that works for many people and may help you to get rid of the blackheads quickly and easily.
by Alison Graham