Blackheads on Your Nose
Once in a while, someone actually will have blackheads in their nose. The picture shows a client of mine who has blackheads in between the sebaceous filaments. Those definitely need to be extracted.
Our clients tend to have a very disappointing reaction to our assessment of their “blackheads” on their nose. They, most often, ask me how to remove the blackheads on the nose. I reassure them that everybody, even people who have never had acne, have them and there is no getting rid of them. Everyone but the most oil-dry of skin does have them. When you are standing a couple of feet away from someone, which is the normal “space” between people, you can’t even see the pores on the nose.
We are all so used to looking at air-brushed pictures of models in fashion magazines that have absolutely perfect skin with no pores showing at all. Unfortunately, this sets up an expectation and fantasy that our skin should look just like this. Sorry…… these pictures are just not real; and we tell our clients that they are just going to have to accept their nose the way it is. There just is no “getting rid of blackheads on your nose”… unless they truly ARE blackheads.
Content provided courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic. Wendy Christman is a Face Reality Acne Specialist.