Have you ever looked your face on the mirror only to find an ugly red pimple on your nose? A pimple on your nose could indicate many things including improper functioning of the liver, bad use of cosmetics stress, lack of vitamin A, restlessness, insomnia, improper digestion or even a problem with your cardiovascular systems.
These blackheads and whiteheads on our noses are an inflammation of the skin caused by bacterial infections on the delicate sebaceous glands. These glands secrete sebum which normally thickens easily, clogging completely the pores and ducts on your nose and other parts of the body, and as a consequent, pimples form. Below is a brief description on 10 ways of getting rid of a pimple on your nose.
1) Using Lemon Juice
The acidic nature of lemon juice allows them to be used in many home treatments. Lemon juice cleans, dries and makes the pimple less discernable within a day or two.
To start, squeeze out few drops of lemon juice onto a cotton wool. Carefully place the lemon juice-soaked cotton wool on your nose and leave it for 15 means before you can wash it off. Lemon juice cleans, dries and makes the pimple less discernable.
TIPS: Because of the photosensitive nature of lemon juice, avoid stepping out during the day as this may cause some irritation. Fresh lemon juice produces better results, nonetheless, bottled juice also works fine.
2) Apply Toothpaste
Apply some white toothpaste over the zit before going to bed. In the morning, wash it off, you should see some improvement in swelling. You may as well repeat the process at daytime but ensure that the toothpaste remains on the pimple for more than an hour. Toothpaste is normally used as a subsequent ice treatment to deliver fast results.
CAUTION! Don’t use a gel toothpaste, use only the white toothpaste for this process.
3) Using Ice Cubes
It’s always imperative to get rid of a developing pimple early for easy treatment. For a pimple or even acne that has not yet matured, ice can be used to minimize the swelling. Ice cubes causes oil organs to contract, pushing out oils and microbes.
Ice boosts blood circulation around the area affected, hence speeding up the process of detoxifying the skin
Wrap the ice, in a bit of fabric and hold it on the area affected for a couple of minutes. Then repeat the process up to ten times. The more you rehash, the better the results.. Wait for a day to two, and the pimple should be beginning to fade away.
TIPS: You can decide to use cubes or crushed ice, whatever is best for you. Bear in mind that this method works only for pimples which have not yet developed fully.
4) Use Steam
Just like ice, steam flushes out oils, microbes and bacteria in the pimple. Steam opens up the skin pores allowing better air circulation in the affected area.
Fill a slightly large container with hot water and hold the pot of hot water close to your face allowing the steam to flow into the area around the nose for few minutes. Then rinse your face with tepid water. Dry the affected area using a soft cloth and wait for 30 minutes before applying an oil-free moisturizer.
CAUTION – You know very well what hot water producing steam can do to you, so hold the pot of hot water with great care just for your own safety.
5) Using Tea Tree Oil
That pimple on your nose will not resist the power of tree tea oil unless otherwise. It has special antibacterial properties that allows it to fight all microbes in the pimple. It’s a natural oil extract with soothing properties that helps in minimizing redness of pimples, their aggravation and eliminates whiteheads as well as dry out pimples. It can get rid of that irritating zit on your nose within a day.
Soak a piece of cotton wool with the tea tree oil and pat it on the pimple on your nose. Wait for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse your face.
NOTE #1– You can as well decide to blend tea tree oil with 1 tablespoonful of Aloe Vera gel. Apply the concoction on the affected area of your nose, wait for 20 minutes, and then flush your face.
NOTE#2 – Tea tree oil may not be great for a person whose skin is sensitive to certain oils.
6) Making Use of Undiluted Apple Cedar Vinegar
For a stubborn, boiling red pimple that has resisted primary treatments like application of toothpaste, Apple Cider Vinegar comes in handy. This is normally a permanent solution and helps in reducing the swelling and inflammation of a whitehead or a blackhead.
CAUTION – Apple Cider Vinegar can cause some irritation unlike other methods of discussed in this piece. It’s not wise to try this method if the zit on your nose can be removed by other methods.
7) Listerine Mouth Wash
Listerine, like tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that enables it to fight and destroy completely accumulated bacteria in the pimple. It also helps in reducing inflammation and aggravation of the zit.
Dip a clean wash cloth in a few drops of the solution and dab it on the pimple on your nose. Flush off the paste on your face after 10 minutes.
TIP – When using this method, always ensure that you use the original Listerine mouth wash as other flavors contains agents which may be unfriendly to your skin.
8) Consider Garlic
Garlic contains antibacterial, antiviral and cell reinforcement properties and in fact, in some parts of the world it used in the case of a grown skin break-out. Some people recommend eating of raw garlic to get rid of acne, murky spots and pimples. Garlic contains sulfur which fosters brisk mending in pimples.
Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces and rub the garlic on the pimple. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash off your face with lukewarm water. Repeat the process during the day for great results and in the second day, the pimple should be drying out.
TIP – You can eat fresh raw garlic each day as it helps in purifying blood.
9) Consider Papaya
Papaya is normally used for various skin and hair treatments. It contains papain, a protein that stimulates release of antibacterial agents in your body. It also has compounds that help diminish irritation making your skin delicate and smooth.
To get rid of a blackhead on your nose, apply a paste of papaya over it and then wait for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with water. Rehash the process in between the day for quick results.
TIP – Include papaya in your diet as it has many proven benefits as it boost the health of gums and important in fighting carcinogenic agents in your system.
10) Using Honey
Honey is a natural antibiotic that can speed up the healing process. It plays a crucial part in preventing bacterial, protozoan and viral infections.
OPTION#1: Dip a clean cotton swab in honey. Place the swab soaked with honey on the zit on your nose and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with tepid water. You can do this 3 to 5 times a day for quick and better results.
Option#2: Mix cinnamon and honey together to make a paste. Apply the paste on the pimple before retiring to bed. By morning, the swelling and inflammation should have reduced.
NOTE: Wash your face with cold water before applying another paste of the mixture in the evening.
Just try one of the aforementioned ways to get rid of pimples on your nose and note the results. If the pimple becomes adamant, it may be because of an underlying skin issue. In this case, it’s imperative to visit your doctor.