How to squeeze blackheads on the nose to help reduce skin damage?

Blackheads are a mild form of acne that occurs when the hair follicles on the skin become blocked. Squeezing blackheads is a way to help solve this situation. However, you need to strictly follow the instructions to avoid more serious consequences.

1. Clearly identify blackheads

The small black dots you see on the bridge of your nose or cheeks may not be blackheads, it could be sebum accumulated in the pores. If it's just sebum, you can damage your skin if you try to pop a pimple. This can even lead to skin infections. At the same time, those sebum fibers are not completely removed because when the oil is accumulated on the skin, they will return.
Blackheads form due to dirt and oil being accumulated in the pores, causing blockage. It usually has raised bumps on the skin, black and hard. The longer you leave it on, the more blackheads make the pores bigger, making the skin rough and unsightly. If you are sure that your skin problem is blackheads, you can get rid of them by squeezing them. However, you need to know how to squeeze acne without darkening and safely, without leaving scars after acne heals.

2. How to squeeze blackheads

To squeeze blackheads on your nose or any other area of ​​your face, soak in a warm shower or bath. The steam helps to relax the pores and make them open, making it easier for the process of squeezing acne later. When you're ready, follow these steps:
Wash your hands: This is very important to prevent infection in the dermis - the layer of skin where bacteria can easily get trapped. You can also put on rubber gloves before squeezing the blackheads; Using your fingers, press gently around the blackhead. You should use extra tissue or clean gauze to block between your hand and the pimple; Squeeze your fingers around the blackhead. Accordingly, you need to try to squeeze the entire blackhead by using arbitrary force and angles but do not press so hard that it scratches or bruises the skin; Squeeze out all blackheads. If the acne cannot be completely removed, you need to wait for some time for the skin to recover before trying again; Clean the skin that has just been squeezed with rose water or toner. You can also apply a little witch hazel toner to the area where the blackheads have been squeezed. This helps kill harmful bacteria and soothes and removes sebum in the pores.
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You need to pay attention to avoid touching the new skin that squeezes the blackhead before it heals. Dirt or any other irritant on the skin can cause other blackheads to form. Except for squeezing pimples by hand, you can use a pimple extractor to remove blackheads. These tools are usually made of stainless steel, one end designed with a small circle. However, this method is also not safer than manually squeezing pimples. The safest solution is to ask a cosmetologist to squeeze blackheads.

3. How to treat blackheads?

You can also use products like pore-cleansing patches, retinoids, or cleansers that contain salicylic acid. However, using pore tightening patches can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to irritation and dryness.
Remember, most blackheads are caused by the skin producing too much excess oil. Even if you've found a product that helps get rid of blackheads, they'll keep coming back, unless you address the cause. For stubborn blackheads, you should consult a dermatologist about treatment.

4. Blackhead Prevention Measures

Being proactive in preventing blackheads and taking proper care of your skin is a prerequisite for you to own a beautiful, acne-free skin. Some ways to help prevent blackheads include:
4.1 For people with sensitive or dry skin that peels off easily Exfoliate gently every day using an exfoliating product or dry brush. This helps to remove skin flakes that clog pores; Use an unscented moisturizer to keep the skin moist; Drink plenty of water during the day for a healthier skin; Cleanse skin properly from makeup before going to bed. A mild cleanser such as micellar water or cucumber cleansing wipes can add moisture to the skin while cleansing. 4.2 For people with oily skin Apply a clay mask to absorb excess oil on the skin, making the skin smoother; Use products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide for skin care. These ingredients can dissolve sebum and excess oil, avoiding clogging of skin pores; Make your own baking soda scrub to absorb oil and tighten pores; Use a retinoid cream or serum to condition your skin. Note, because this ingredient can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, apply extra sunscreen when outdoors.
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In some cases, squeezing blackheads is safe for most people. However, you should not make a habit of popping pimples yourself. If you have strong recurring blackheads on your skin, you should see a dermatologist to address them with longer-term treatments.

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Reference source: healthline.com

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