Acne on the face is one of the most challenging facts that teenagers and adults have to face once or many times in their lives. Thankfully, there are many home remedies you can try if you suffer from painful pimples on nose.
Nose acne can be a frustrating condition affecting your physical appearance. It’s quite visible. Thus, sufferers sometimes turn away from socializing with others.
This skin condition is formed because there’s a blockage in the sebaceous glands resulting in inflammation. It may also cause permanent scars.
The majority of sufferers think that cleaning and washing the face could make their skin clean and clear. However, excessive washing of the face could cause more harm than good as it can lead to dryness making it more susceptible to clogging. It’s also not a good idea to pick or squeeze the pimples as it can cause extreme scarring.
- 1 Different Kinds of Pimples That Can Appear on The Nose
- 2 How to Get Rid of Pimples on Nose Naturally
Different Kinds of Pimples That Can Appear on The Nose
Whiteheads and Blackheads
When dead skin cells, bacteria and oil block pores and cause tiny bumps, these bumps are called whiteheads or blackheads. When a blocked pore closes up and the top of the bump is white, it is called a whitehead. When a blocked pore stays open and looks black in color, it is called a blackhead.
Pustules and Papules
When the pores get too irritated and their walls break, they can causes larger pimples that are called pustules and papules. Papules are hard. Pustules are kind of like papules. However, they contain liquid and yellowish pus that look like blisters.
Cysts and Nodules
When blocked pores get even more agravated, they get even larger. They can hurt and go deeper into your skin. Cysts are softer and contain pus but nodules are hard. If you have these too types of pimples (cysts or nodules), you should see a dermatologist for proper treatment so you wouldn’t be stuck with these ugly pimples for long.
What can you do to get rid of the pimples on your nose?
How to Get Rid of Pimples on Nose Naturally
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
When you use ACV to treat your pimples, you shouldn’t use it as a facial wash.
- Instead, swab a bit of it on your pimple.
- Do it once or twice a day.
- Don’t rinse it off.
- Let it stay there for hours. However, if your skin can’t tolerate it, it’s best to rinse it off right away.
ACV has malic and lactic acid that can soften and exfoliate your skin, thereby, treating your acne. It also balances pH of your skin.
Still, ACV shouldn’t be overused as it can burn your skin if you’re using the stronger concentration. It’ll also sting if you apply it on open wounds.
If you can’t find ACV, you can use lemon juice instead. It’s acidic in nature and it may clean and dry the pimple.
- Put a few drops of it on the cotton wool.
- Apply it on the affected area
- Leave it there for 15 minutes.
- Then, rinse it off.
When using fresh lemon juice to treat your pimples, it’s better to avoid the heat of the sun as the juice makes your skin sensitive to sunlight.
If you need to go out, you should wear a cap or use an umbrella. It’s also best to apply sunscreen protection.
This isn’t a common treatment for acne. But mustard has been proven to be effective in treating pimples because of its natural salicylic acid content.
To make a natural remedy using mustard:
- Get a small amount of mustard or mustard powder.
- Put it in a bowl and mix it with honey.
- Apply the mixture to the affected area.
- Leave it there for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
In addition to salicylic acid, mustard is also rich in vitamin C, fatty acids, and zinc, which are known to be effective for making skin glowing.
It’s known for its high amount of anti-oxidants. These can help attacking the bacteria harboring on your skin that cause pimples on your nose.
You may drink green tea to facilitate healing of your pimples. However, to make the healing faster
- Freeze the tea into ice cubes.
- Then, rub one over the pimple for a few minutes. This will reduce redness while it offers anti-microbial action to your skin.
You can also dab the warm tea bag on the affected area. Let it stay there for a few minutes before removing the tea bag.
These, too, are rich in anti-oxidants like green tea.
- Cut a piece of tomato open.
- Squeeze the juice and rub some of it on the affected area.
- Don’t rinse it off, unless necessary.
If you want to wash the juice all over your face, you should dilute it with water. Don’t use it too often, though. Tomato juice is acidic and it may burn your skin.
Two of the most popular essential oils that can treat pimples are lavender and tea tree oil. No matter how beneficial they are, you should not attempt to rub them all over your face without first diluting them with a carrier oil (coconut, jojoba etc).
All you need is a drop of the essential oil (mixed with carrier oil) on the pimple. Don’t rinse it. It’s better to apply it at night so you can avoid touching that area.
But don’t use this remedy if you’re allergic to these essential oils. Remember, they don’t work the same way for everyone.
Egg White Mask
It reduces discoloration of your skin that has been caused by pimples. Egg white mask firms and tones your skin. But you must only use the white and not the egg yolks as they may be contaminated with bacteria.
To use egg white mask
- Combine egg whites with lemon juice.
- Mix them thoroughly until you achieve meringue-like foam.
- Wash your face first.
- Pat it dry and apply the mask.
- Let it dry for 15 minutes before rinsing it with warm water.
The enzymes present in egg whites are considered to be more active than the kojic acid. These enzymes prevent oxidation and discoloration of the skin.
What’s great about egg white mask is that it leaves your skin firmer and tighter. This effect is the result of albumin in the egg that interacts with your skin.
However, if you’re allergic to eggs, you shouldn’t try to use this remedy for your nose pimples.
You may not like this idea because of its stinky odor but garlic contains anti-microbial properties that can help treat your pimples.
- Simply apply a bit of its juice onto the affected area.
- Leave it there for a few minutes.
Why Pimples Form on Nose?
There are several reasons you have acne on your nose. One of the reasons is that you may be using the wrong cleanser.
Does your cleanser have glitter? You may not need it. Instead, look for a cleanser containing 2% salicylic acid. Use it twice a day.
Then, check your makeup kit. Are all products oil-free?
Are they non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic? If they aren’t, then they might be the culprits of your breakout.
Another reason you’re suffering from nose pimples frequently is that you’re not using the right acne treatment. Dermatologists do recommend the use of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide in treating acne.
It’s also not a good idea to leave your makeup overnight. Every night, before you go to bed, you must remember to wash it off. Then, don’t forget to replace your pillow cases often as they may collect hair products, sweat and creams that could cause pimples.
When is Professional Help Needed?
If these natural remedies and OTC solutions we discussed above were not helping pimples on your nose, then it might be the time for you to check with your dermatologist.
This is especially true if you’ve adjusted your lifestyle and avoided the triggers that cause breakouts but you still suffer from acne.
Check out our other detailed article on how to get rid of clogged pores on nose, cheeks and forehead.
There are various treatments for pimples on nose. It’s all just a matter of choosing which one works with your skin the best. You may need to try one or two natural remedies before you can find that one perfect solution for your skin problem.
If you’ve done everything but your pimples won’t go away, then it’s time for you to visit a dermatologist.