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Why you get more clogged pores on the nose

Why you get more clogged pores on the nose

The nose tends to be more prolific in its oil production. This boils down to the simple fact that the pores there are larger; as are the sebaceous glands underneath the skin. This is especially true if you are someone with combination skin or have a shiny T-zone.

Unfortunately, there's really nothing to be done about this fact. It is what it is! However, often by purifying the pores, you can diminish their appearance.

And while your clogged pores may take the form of blackheads, they may also be sebaceous filaments. Sebaceous filaments are naturally occurring tiny collections of sebum that are part of the pore structure. They line the inside of the pores and assist in the flow of sebum along the lining into the skin to help moisturise it. And while these tend to be not noticeable elsewhere, they can be on your nose because of the pore size and oil production. While the appearance of these may be annoying, they are actually totally normal.

If clients want you to work on this issue, chemical peels would be a good call. If you are using Ekseption Peels this would be Retin oil & Gluco.

Often when we have excess oil, its root cause is the fact that your skin is actually dry, and your pores are in overdrive trying to course correct. This is remedied by keeping your skin hydrated.

It's an obvious tip, but worth reminding ourselves that our skin is happiest when it's moisturised.



I know they look fun on social media but stay away. They can cause irritation. The adhesive can traumatise the skin. Peeling off a pore strip might feel pretty satisfying, but they don't actually do anything to stop those blackheads from dusting your nose. Pore strips can temporarily remove top layers of dead skin cells, but they won't do anything to prevent the build-up of blackheads.


You may be tempted to squish the gunk out of your pores—stop right there. If it is a blackhead or clogged pore, you run the risk of pushing the oil deeper into the pore, prolonging your healing process. If it's a sebaceous filament, you can inflame the skin over something that's actually part of the normal pore structure. Either way: Not what you want for your skin.


Often, people with oily skin wash their face more. If you wash correctly with gentle cleansers, this doesn't need to be a bad thing. However, by regularly stripping the skin with strong surfactants, acids, or abrasive physical exfoliators, you're damaging the barrier and the pores themselves. This triggers the skin to produce more oil to help hydrate and form a protective oil barrier over the skin.

The Vintage Avenue Team xx

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