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Tips for Nose Pimples

Tips for Nose Pimples

Pimples are generally an unsightly and embarrassing problem, but when they appear on the nose they are difficult to conceal and can cause social exclusion and lowered self-esteem. If treated properly, nose pimples will diminish and vanish within a few days' time, but they can be permanently disfiguring if improperly handled.

Avoid Touching Pimples

The urge to touch a pimple is natural and difficult to resist, but it can exacerbate the factors that cause the pimple. Squeezing a pimple to remove it can cause permanent scarring, so do not attempt to physically remove the pimple by squeezing or applying pressure. Touching can also spread the bacteria that cause pimples to the fingers, which can then spread the bacteria to other areas of the face as well as other surfaces.

Wash Pimples

Clean pimples at least twice a day with warm, soapy water or a mild skin cleanser and rinse it thoroughly. Regular washing will remove the dirt, oil and bacteria that cause and worsen conditions under which pimples appear, and cleansing also will keep the skin clean and healthy.

Reduce Swelling

If your nose pimples are swollen and irritated, topical anti-inflammation treatments such as those used to reduce redness from the eyes may provide temporary relief. An amount as small as a single drop should be sufficient to reduce the inflammation. Since some people may have an allergy to eye drops, they should ensure that they will not experience an allergic reaction before using them. If an allergic reaction occurs, the swelling may worsen and the discomfort may increase. Ice can be used to reduce swelling as well. Apply ice wrapped within a thin cloth directly to pimples for up to two minutes, several times per day, to reduce the swelling.

Clear Away Oil With Lemon Juice

A few drops of lemon juice can be dabbed onto the pimple with a cotton swab. The citric acid in the lemon juice will kill surface bacteria and remove oil from the surface of the skin, leaving it dry and resistant to returning bacteria. Leave the lemon juice on pimples for a few minutes, then wash them off with warm water or a mild skin cleanser.

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