How to Get Rid of Pimples on Your Nose

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We all know some version of that old saying about how there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Well, we might as well lump “nose pimples” onto that list, too. Because every nose knows about ’em. 

If you’re here, they’re there. Or at least they just were or will be. Nose pimples are an inevitability — unless you know exactly what to do. And that’s what we’re here to talk to you about. 

What’s Up with Nose Zits? 

Every dude occasionally ponders something along the lines of why is my nose so oily? The short of it is: them’s the breaks. Your nose is smack dab in the middle of your T-zone, the region of your face where your oil-producing sebaceous glands are the most prevalent. 

So everybody’s nose is oily from time to time. And that’s why pretty much every dude knows a thing or two about life with pimples flaring from his proboscis. 

The commonality of the condition doesn’t mean you should just throw up your hands (more on your hands in a second) and do nothing about it while those nose zits set up shop and flourish. 

So What Do You Do About It? 

The bedrock in the battle against acne, whether it’s located on your nose or any other part of your body, is developing a proper skincare routine and sticking with it. And what’s the bedrock of every top-notch skincare routine, gentlemen? Yep, that’s right — you need to be hooking it up twice daily with our salicylic acid-infused charcoal face wash

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And what do you do after you wash your face, dudes? You moisturize. When your skin gets overly dry, your sebaceous glands double down on the oil production. We know that can lead to breakouts. But regular moisturizing also helps gird your skin’s natural moisture barrier — that goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy complexion. 

But what if you’re a naturally oily dude? Does that mean you don’t need to worry about moisturizing? Sorry, man. You need to moisturize, too. Believe it or not, moisturizing actually helps to keep your sebaceous glands in check. 

Word of caution, though, oily dudes. You need to be sure you’re using a moisturizer crafted for your skin type; otherwise, you’re asking for clogged pores. So cater to your skin type with some gel moisturizer for oily skin

Treat Yourself to Gel Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Wash it. Moisturize it. That’s your daily routine. But if you really want to quash those nose pimples once and for all, you need to go a step further and exfoliate a time or two per week. A bamboo face scrub reaches deep down into your pores to extract dead skin cells and all sorts of other acne-causing nastiness. 

If you’re new to the exfoliation game, you’ll be stunned at how good your face feels afterward. Don’t overdo it, though. If you exfoliate more than a couple of times per week, your skin will likely become irritated. And irritated skin is not what we’re after. 

What Not to Do

You know how not to get rid of those damn pimples on your nose? Yeah, the very worst thing you can do, apart from rubbing a slab of bacon all over your dumb face, is to reach up there and squeeze

Do. Not. Pop. Them. You’ve heard it before, but you do it anyway (we know you do). After all, you rationalize the gunk is coming out, so isn’t that pimple vanquished? Maybe, but when you’re popping, you’re all but inviting a bevy of replacement zits to emerge

Popping spreads bacteria, dudes. It also irritates your skin, another piping hot way to invite acne. And worst of all, pops can lead to scarring. 

So just don’t friggin’ do it. We understand the urge. But you just gotta resist it, man. 

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All right, fellas, what have we learned here today? Well, a few things. Every dude knows nose zits. But those zits aren’t an indestructible force. You just need to get serious about a proper skincare routine. Stick with that and who knows — you might find yourself with a truly unique nose: one that’s acne-free.

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