Irritation can aggravate acne. If you’ve surfed around Acne.org you know that much. That means anything that comes into contact with the skin, especially stuff that rubs the skin can cause a breakout. Here’s a short list of things to be aware of:

- fingers (picking). This is the big culprit for most people!
- resting the face in one’s hands
- cell phone
- hats
- helmets
- chin straps
- kissing – probably worth it tho :)
- nose blowing

I want to concentrate on nose blowing in today’s blog. I notice that whenever my allergies kick up, like they have in the past week, it is close to impossible to prevent some acne around my nose. Whenever I get sick, the story is the same. Frequent nose blowing can aggravate the skin and cause a breakout. To combat this as much as I can, I try not to “bear down” too hard with the tissue, and I try to keep my allergies in check. I also am extra careful in my BP application around the nose at such times, ensuring that I use plenty of BP and stay gentle.

8 Responses to “Nose blowing and acne around the nose”

  • Katrina

    I find too – that I have an issue with napkins/paper towels – when I wipe my face while/after eating? I seem to get pimples around the corners of my mouth/chin area if I have a messy meal or something – the wiping with paper really irritates the area?! AHA helps though- if I apply it around my mouth area before I go out for a meal – works wonders with helping the area stay non-irritated :)

  • Joe Williams

    Dan I feel your pain. Lately I have been getting more and more acne on or around my nose, as I have been blowing my nose more frequently due to a cold. My question for you is, should I be applying more BP on my nose after I blow?

  • Dan

    Katrina: Yeah, anything that irritates the skin can potentially aggravate acne. I wouldn’t worry too much about wiping food away from the mouth tho. We all have to do that. Just do it gently.

    Joe Williams: Only ever do the regimen twice a day. But when you do it, go ahead and be generous with BP around and on the nose.

  • tami

    found all of this to be true myself, but what is BP, probably something totally obvious:) thanks

  • Tom

    Thank you! Glad I found your page and look forward to applying the advice as I suffer from whiteheads during allergy season.

    No need to publish this – Please consider every bog entry an landing page. That means avoiding the use of acronyms BP in place of Benzoyl Peroxide. This will help with your search engine traction as well as well. Google has no idea what BP means and in order to give you site context, it needs to read pimple, blemish, or acne next to the words Benzoyl Peroxide.

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