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Mrspopper Sun 07-Feb-16 11:09:34

How do I get rid of them please? They are on my nose. I wash my face twice a day. Exfoliate couple if times a week. I can squeeze them which is satisfying but they don't go. Any suggestions?

Kennington Sun 07-Feb-16 11:20:39

This was me!
Vichy normaderm toner everyday or anything with salicylic acid
Oil free moisturiser only on nose
Wash face with a warm flannel and a BAR soap which dissolves the crud but can be a little drying - I realise this won't be recommended by others but It worked for me
Once a week a charcoal warming mask - sanctuary is good
Avoid putting too much product on your nose too
I have no blackheads not filaments now
Nabootique is a good advisor and will probably be able to help better than me!

ConesOfDunshire Sun 07-Feb-16 12:01:39

They might not be blackheads - they may be sebaceous filaments, which I'm afraid you can do very little about. Acid toner will help to improve their appearance.

Arfarfanarf Sun 07-Feb-16 12:03:39

Dont waste your money on those biore strips. Ime they're crap.
Ive got a nose that looks like a strawberry. I am placemarking for any and all tips.

nearlyreadytopop Sun 07-Feb-16 12:05:31

Did I read somewhere that those Biore strips do more harm than good?
I need a black head intervention as well sad

whatdoIget Sun 07-Feb-16 12:10:54

I'm place marking too. Do salicylic acid toners really work? If so, how long do they take?

Wolpertinger Sun 07-Feb-16 12:24:50

On your nose? You squueze them out but they are back the next day?

They are sebaceous filaments not blackheads. Perfectly normal but you can't get rid of them - as you've noticed sad Your skin naturally makes a filament to sit in the pore and the top of the filament oxidizes and turns black making it look like a blackheads.

As Cones says, salicylic acid will dissolve into the filament and dissolve the black tops off. They won't go but they won't look black any more. Mine are essentially invisible now.

Any leave on (not a cleanser or scrub - it needs to physically stay on your skin to work) product with salicylic acid will work. I use Clinique Mild Exfoliating Lotion. Have used Vichy Normaderm which is nice. Clearasil pads are cheap but I personally don't like the stingy alcohol - you don't need it for it work. Nip and Fab Dragons Blood pads are always popular. If you have proper acne as well a stronger product like Paula's Choice 2% BHA will get rid of the acne too - I don't find the milder ones cut it for my spots really (the CLinique is only 0.5%).

3littlefrogs Sun 07-Feb-16 12:24:58

considering trying this.

Tate15 Sun 07-Feb-16 13:03:35

Panoxyl. Extract blackheads in one session than apply panoxyl daily. Use a moisturiser after panoxyl has sunk in or your face may be flaky.

wallywobbles Sun 07-Feb-16 13:14:39

Lemon juice. Keep half a lemon and rub it on.

RealHuman Sun 07-Feb-16 13:18:46

DON'T rub a lemon on your nose! I don't care if it works. It's too weird. My granny used to sit with her elbows in lemons and we all looked at her like this --> hmm

Mrspopper Sun 07-Feb-16 14:03:07

There are lots of Vichy normaderm products which one am I looking for? Sounds like they are the sebaceous thingies as are stubborn. I hate them but getting rid of the black stuff would be good. I have quite dry skin.

ImperialBlether Sun 07-Feb-16 14:26:25

Someone said something about soluble aspirin recently - does anyone remember?

ConesOfDunshire Sun 07-Feb-16 14:29:51

Aspirin is salicylic acid so it will work - mix the tablets to a paste and apply to the nose.

ThomasRichard Sun 07-Feb-16 14:36:58

I love my blackhead extraction tools blush I got a whole set from Amazon for about £5.

Kennington Sun 07-Feb-16 15:13:08

The green liquid lotion normaderm toner about 9 quid

nearlyreadytopop Sun 07-Feb-16 20:51:38

Blackhead extraction - fun and gross at the same time grin
Optimum blackhead extract technique?

Mrspopper Fri 12-Feb-16 09:16:02

Right so bought charcoal face mask and some of that Vichy overnight stuff. My OH has same problem vas used the mask last night... Noticeable difference. Looking forward to doing mine tonight.

Kennington Fri 12-Feb-16 12:42:08

Good luck popper interested to hear if you also have the great experience I had.
Really they have gone, even in natural light. For me the green toner was the best buy ever. I hope it isn't a dud for you!!

RomiiRoo Fri 12-Feb-16 14:44:49

How long do you leave the aspirin paste on? DD has this problem and I need something low intervention (I.e not extraction). I did get her a wash, but didn't know salycylic acid had to stay on the skin. Is the wash basically useless?
flowers in advance for any advice

Mrspopper Sat 13-Feb-16 12:04:05

I'll let you know kennington. Thanks for the advice.

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