If you notice, the skin on our nose is different in texture from the rest of our face. You also tend to sweat more on your nose, and that makes it oilier than the rest of your face. It is also the most susceptible to both blackheads and whiteheads. Blame dead cell buildup, sun exposure and even the irregularity in pore sizes throughout your face. While having a rough, coarse nose isn’t an uncommon problem, it’s not something you can’t fix.
We have curated a list of must-dos that can help you achieve a nose that's as smooth as the rest of your face.
Before you sleep, steam your face with a steamer or simply add hot water into a pan if you don't have a steamer. This technique targets the pores on your nose and any helps draw out any dirt that's filled in them. Once your skin is soft and your pores are open, use nose peels to remove dirt, blackheads, and whiteheads from your nose. If you have deep-rooted gunk, you can use a comedone extractor to help you clean areas that are hard to reach. Once you're done, wash your face with cold water or apply ice so as to soothe and close your pores. Don't skip this step!
More often than not, your nose feels rough due to a build-up of dead skin cells. The solution? A thing as simple as exfoliation. However, make sure that your scrub is not too harsh for your skin. If you use one that's too abrasive, you can end up with micro-tears on your skin. Use it once or twice a week is enough. Don't over-exfoliate, it can cause irritation or worse, leave your pores open, thereby causing you to break out.
POPxo recommends: StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub (Rs. 1,763)
What you probably didn't know is that oil-based products are known to regulate sebum production (an oily substance) on your skin. Contrary to popular belief, using a facial oil won't make your oily skin worse. It's going to help regulate and control the pH balance of your skin making it less oily in time!
POPxo recommends: Herbivore Botanicals Lapis All Natural Facial Oil (Rs. 3,758)
We all must know the amazing properties vitamin C holds with regard to our skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce scare tissues and age spots, not just on your skin but on your nose too. If you simply add vitamin C to your daily skincare routine, you will see your skin texture improve significantly.
Chemical peels, such as glycolic acid peels, are really effective in resurfacing your skin. They can help with exfoliation, reducing effects of sun damage and stimulating the growth of new skin. Chemical peels also help in collagen regeneration and reduce fine lines.
POPxo recommends: Innisfree Volcanic Nose Pack (Rs 250)
Drinking enough water is the answer to all your skin woes and it can even help you keep your nose smoother and moisturised. Drink at least 3 to 4 litres of water every day and see the difference it makes to your skin!
Go for an alcohol-free sunscreen for your face as well as your nose. In fact, if you are staying outdoors for long, reapply your sunscreen every 3-4 hours.
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