To treat whiteheads on the nose, wash your face twice a day, use steam or warm water to open the pores, and try different remedies, such as lemon juice or over-the-counter products, to remove the whiteheads. It can take up to eight weeks to see results.
- Make face washing a routine
Wash your face with warm water at least twice per day. This cleans the oils off the skin, preventing whiteheads from appearing, and it can also remove existing whiteheads. Drink plenty of water, at least eight to 10 cups per day, to keep your body hydrated and help prevent whiteheads by keeping the body hydrated.
- Open up the pores
Open your pores by holding your face over a bowl of steaming water for 10 minutes. Alternatively, put a towel in hot water, squeeze the water out, and place it on your face for a couple of minutes. Once the pores are open, whiteheads can be pushed out without much pressure. It is important to be gentle to avoid scarring.
- Try remedies designed to remove whiteheads
Products with salicylic acid remove whiteheads by breaking them down. Lemon juice has a mild acid in it, so soaking a cotton ball in lemon juice and rubbing it on the nose can also remove whiteheads.