How To Prevent Pimples On Nose, According To Dermatologists!

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Updated On - August 24, 2020 Dr Jisha Gomez
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Pimples on your nose spoiling your beautiful face?

Here’s what you need to know and do about it!

The area around your nose is vulnerable to blackheads, whiteheads or pimples because there are larger pores in this area leading to excess oil production. This can clog pores easily resulting in pimples and red/white bumps on your nose. 

What’s covered in this article:
✔ What Causes Pimples on Nose?
✔ Common causes of pimples.
✔ What are the preventive measures for pimples on your nose?
✔ Why and when to visit a dermatologist?

What Causes Pimples on Nose?

Accumulation of dead skin cells and the overproduction of oil on your nose can combine with acne-causing bacteria to make your pores turn into pimples.


  • Dead skin cells occur naturally as your skin keeps generating new ones to replace them. 
  • Oil (sebum) is made in your pores and is designed to protect your skin from external factors and keep it hydrated.

Some common causes of pimples on the nose, according to Dermatologists are:

Family history of pimples

✔ There is a tendency for pimples to run in families, and specific genetic mutations may increase your risk of developing pimples on your nose.

Menopause, Menstruation, Puberty

Hormonal imbalance in your body during such events can also cause pimple flare-ups on your nose.

Extreme Stress

✔ One of the common aggravating factors leading to pimples on the nose is chronic stress.

Irritation from wearing your glasses

✔ Constantly wearing glasses or spectacles that are too tight or heavy on the bridge of your nose can cause reduced shedding of normal dead skin cells leading to clogged pores.

What are the preventive measures for pimples on your nose? 

Wash your face at least twice a day with a good face cleanser or a face.

✔ This is to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin’s surface to prevent your pores from getting clogged.

Do not Pick or Pop pimples from your nose.

✔ This will scar your nose forever and may even push the infection deeper into your skin.

Use a moisturizer right for your skin type to keep it hydrated.

✔ If you’re using any anti-acne creams to treat your pimples, never forget to use a moisturizer to minimize dryness and expected skin peeling it may create.

Wash your hair frequently.

✔ Shampooing your hair prevents oil and dandruff from reaching the pores on your nose.

Avoid over-scrubbing the skin around your nose.

✔ Scrubs aren’t acne treatments, and scrubbing alone won’t clear your skin, it may irritate your skin, making pimples worse, not better.

Avoid touching your nose or even your face with dirty hands.

✔ Bacteria transfer from fingertips onto the skin, causing pimples.

Apply sunscreen every day before stepping out in the sun. 

✔  Sun exposure not only increases oil production in your pores but also damages collagen which enlarges your pores which can further cause more pimples on your nose.

Make sure your spectacles fit correctly.

✔ Too tight or unnecessary pressure at the bridge of your nose reduces normal shedding of the top layer of dead skin cells causing whiteheads or pimples.

Why and when to visit a dermatologist?

Not all of us are skin experts. Especially, in the case of pimples, a small mistake can harm your skin leaving behind permanent marks or blemishes. If you’re having consistent pimples on the nose, it’s better to get treatment from an expert Dermatologist, who knows what’s best for your skin! 

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About Author

Dr Jisha Gomez
She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.