Basically, I have noticed that over a few days my nose will get these black dots all over them that get bigger and bigger - it's quite gross, especially on the sides of my nostrils where it's worst. I know this is bad, but if I squeeze them one by one I get a thin white strand (ew...). My nose is of course quite inflamed once I do all of them, but by the next day it looks really good: the dots are pretty much not there. They get bad over time, though and I have to do this over again - I know squeezing is really not good, so I try to not do this much...
Anyway, the only other thing that works for me is BP, but I am almost certain I am allergic. My whole family uses BP for their skin and it works really well for them. I started up using BP and it was fine for a couple of weeks, but I started to get really badly itchy and inflamed eventually even though I moved slowly. I have since stopped using it, but I have always tried using a little of it now and then at night to test (the Salyitic acid pads I use don't work so well for my acne in general and the BP bottle is right there!). I wake up with skin that is very red and very puffy, almost like it's been injected with a little bit of venom. However, I can instantly notice that my acne is better, especially my nose. Last night I wanted to try using BP on just my nose as I am not going anywhere today: my entire face is now inflamed but my nose looks pretty good.
I've done some reading up and most people suggest using a Biore pore strip. I am pretty sure I am using it right, but it doesn't get much (still some...) from my nose. :\
I'm very shy and self-conscious so getting rid of my acne would really help. My whole family used to have acne as bad as mine or a lot worse, but they're all pretty much clear now, so I'm kind of the odd one out. Currently what I do for my face is:
I wash it once in the morning with the Acne.org cleanser an dfollow up with a Stridex pad. I then use 1 pump of Acne.org moisturizer, but sometimes use Cetaphil's daily facial moisturizer. At night I sometimes don't do anything because I'm so tired, but I usually use a Stridex pad and 2 pumps of moisturizer.
Any advice? If it is that I am allergic to BP, how bad would it be to just use it now and then because of how well it works for my nose? Any suggestions for something that might work for my nose AND my general acne?
Thanks for any help!
Edited by AMcguill, 22 May 2012 - 11:55 AM.