Pimples inside your nose: how to prevent it and how to get rid of it

Pimples inside your nose: how to prevent it and how to get rid of it

Breakouts can happen anywhere on your face or body, you’ve probably had them on your chin, forehead, chest back and some of us… inside the nose too!

Pimples can appear anywhere in the body where a pore or hair follicle exists, which means that the insides of our nostrils are no exception.

Different breakouts can pop up inside the nose, comedones, inflamed papules, pustules, cysts or abscesses too. But what causes them?

What causes pimples inside the nose?

Breakouts can happen anywhere on your face or body, you’ve probably had them on your chin, forehead, chest back and some of us… inside the nose too!

Clogged pores

Like all acne, pimples occur when a pore is clogged with oil and dead skin cells, that form bacteria and subsequently trigger acne.

Irritating triggers

Nose picking, nose piercing or plucking nasal hairs can irritate and cause inflammation.

Ingrown hairs

Just like pimples, ingrown hairs can occur anywhere in the body, they typically resolve on their own, but using warm compresses can help.

Nose picking, nose piercing or plucking nasal hairs can irritate and cause inflammation.

How to prevent them

Keep your skin clean and exfoliated to prevent clogged pores. Products containing salicylic acid may help unclog the pores and prevent acne formation, use it in the exterior portion of the nostril, don’t go too deep within the nose because it can irritate. Avoid plucking hairs, picking or getting a piercing if you have acne-prone skin.

Avoid plucking hairs, picking or getting a piercing if you have acne-prone skin.

How to treat it

It is recommended to treat the area around the breakout, like the outside of the nose, the edges of the nostrils and the skin below the nose, rather than applying the products inside.

Do make sure it is a pimple before doing anything –consult a dermatologist to get a diagnosis. Cleanse the area, but drop occlusive products.

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Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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