Because the nose is oilier than other parts of the face, preventing blackheads from erupting on the nose can be pretty difficult. When pores become clogged with dead skin cells and other debris, noticeable nose pimples can form. Although you might be tempted to pop them, don’t. Instead, look for products with these two ingredients:
Zap Zits with Benzoyl Peroxide
One of the more effective nonprescription agents used to fight blackheads and acne is benzoyl peroxide. By killing bacteria and dispensing with dead skin cells responsible for generating blackheads and pimples, benzoyl peroxide prevents pores from clogging with oil and skin debris. MenScience Acne Spot Repair offers a strong concentration of this ingredient that will eliminate pimples in 24-48 hours.
Wash Yourself with Salicylic Acid
Extracted from the bark of a willow tree, salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that offers anti-blackhead and anti-dandruff benefits and is deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Using a body wash and/or body scrub with this ingredient will help keep skin clear and manage existing body acne breakouts.
Practice Safe Skin Care
Here are some general tips to help you ward off nose acne:
1. Wear a mask. A face mask can help soak up excess oil and dirt that can contribute to nose acne. There’s no need to use a mask every day. Using one just once or twice a week is enough to help you get a clear complexion again.
2. Drink more. Hydration is critical to healthy skin. Make sure you are getting enough water each day; the old rule about eight glasses a day is no longer relevant.
3. Carry acne pads with you. Acne pads with salicylic acid are a great way to control breakouts during the day. Store some at your desk, in your car, or any other convenient place. That way, you have something handy to combat the oil and debris that can build up throughout the day.
4. Avoid products that can clog your pores. Certain moisturizers and skincare products can actually make your skin worse. All MenScience products are free of irritants and ingredients that can negatively impact your skin.