Bruise On Nose From Squeezing Blackheads

Bruise On Nose From Squeezing Blackheads

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With the increasing popularity of Dr. Sandra Lee, aka, Dr. Pimple Popper, people not only tend to squeeze their blackheads with hands, everyone with a metal extractor has become an at home dermatologist.

Unless you're a trained dermatologist or esthetician, you are doing more harm than good to your skin by squeezing your blackheads with hands or metal extractors.

Why Does Your Nose Bruise From Squeezing Blackheads?

Bruises on nose occur when blood vessels are broken near your skin's surface, as stated by Mayo Clinic.

This causes some blood to leak under your skin tissue. The trapped blood may cause a bruise that looks like a black and blue mark at first, then changes color as it heals.

Attempting to remove blackheads too often or improperly can easily lead to a bruised nose. 

Furthermore, applying too much pressure to your nose either by hand or a metal extractor, may turn your blackhead infested nose into black and blue nose bruises.

It can be tempting to pinch and squeeze those nasty blackheads, but it may cause unnecessary damage and scarring to your skin, if you're not careful, that may end up bruising your nose.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises against squeezing, popping or even touching any type of clogged pore.

Squeezing blackheads won't only leave your nose bruised, it also attracts more dirt, oil and bacteria from your hands into your pores, which may lead to more blackheads.

As tempting as it may sound, squeezing your blackheads may get rid of some darker dots in the short term, but it can also:

  • Enlarge your pores
  • Lead to infection
  • Bruise and damage skin tissue
  • Spread bacteria to other pores

How To Prevent A Blackhead Bruise?

The key to prevent a blackhead bruise is to avoid squeezing blackheads at all costs and to ensure that you are careful while extracting blackheads.

If you try to remove blackheads improperly, especially with metal blackhead tweezers, it can cause unnecessary damage to your skin.

A safer way to extract blackheads is by using Twisted Crate's Blackhead Vacuum.

Although blackhead vacuum is generally safer to use, you should avoid overusing it. Stick to using it no more than once or twice a week.

How To Get Rid Of A Blackhead Bruise?

There a few steps you can follow to get rid of a blackhead bruise.

Rest

Keep the bruised area as still as possible to slow down blood flow and prevent more damage.

Keep Your Head Elevated

Keeping your head elevated above your heart prevents the blood from pooling in the bruise.

Apply An Ice Pack

Applying ice to the bruised area helps to control swelling and pain caused by the bruise.

Put it on for 20-30 minutes every hour throughout the day for 2 days after getting the bruise.

Apply Warm Compresses

If applying ice has not alleviated swelling after 48 hours, apply warm compress on the bruised area for 20 minutes, 2-3 times a day. 

This can help to clear away trapped blood after the bruise has already developed.

Apply Arnica

Arnica is a herb that has shown to be effective at reducing swelling or pain caused by bruises.

It contains a compound shown to reduce swelling and inflammation. Avoid using it for extended periods of time to avoid skin irritation.

Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with healing a wound or a bruise.

You can use gel, serum, or creams containing Vitamin C to apply topically or take it as a food or supplement.

Use Vitamin K

Apply a Vitamin K based cream onto the bruise twice a day. This can help alleviate the pain and swelling caused from a bruise.

Takeaways

Squeezing your blackheads is not a good idea as you may end up bruising your nose if you squeeze them with too much pressure. It may even enlarge your pores.

If you're concerned about blackheads, why not start taking your skin health seriously?

While there are many ways to remove blackheads, cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser is a good start to prevent blackheads.

If you have stubborn blackheads that you can't get rid of, Twisted Crate's Blackhead Vacuum is a great tool to extract blackheads from nose or face.

If it's an emergency or you are not able to get rid of your bruise following the above methods, consult a doctor.

Related Links

Should You Squeeze Blackheads?

What happens if you don't remove blackheads?

Hole in nose after removing blackheads

With the increasing popularity of Dr. Sandra Lee, aka, Dr. Pimple Popper, people not only tend to squeeze their blackheads with hands, everyone with a metal extractor has become an at home dermatologist.

Unless you're a trained dermatologist or esthetician, you are doing more harm than good to your skin by squeezing your blackheads with hands or metal extractors.

Why Does Your Nose Bruise From Squeezing Blackheads?

Bruises on nose occur when blood vessels are broken near your skin's surface, as stated by Mayo Clinic.

This causes some blood to leak under your skin tissue. The trapped blood may cause a bruise that looks like a black and blue mark at first, then changes color as it heals.

Attempting to remove blackheads too often or improperly can easily lead to a bruised nose. 

Furthermore, applying too much pressure to your nose either by hand or a metal extractor, may turn your blackhead infested nose into black and blue nose bruises.

It can be tempting to pinch and squeeze those nasty blackheads, but it may cause unnecessary damage and scarring to your skin, if you're not careful, that may end up bruising your nose.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises against squeezing, popping or even touching any type of clogged pore.

Squeezing blackheads won't only leave your nose bruised, it also attracts more dirt, oil and bacteria from your hands into your pores, which may lead to more blackheads.

As tempting as it may sound, squeezing your blackheads may get rid of some darker dots in the short term, but it can also:

  • Enlarge your pores
  • Lead to infection
  • Bruise and damage skin tissue
  • Spread bacteria to other pores

How To Prevent A Blackhead Bruise?

The key to prevent a blackhead bruise is to avoid squeezing blackheads at all costs and to ensure that you are careful while extracting blackheads.

If you try to remove blackheads improperly, especially with metal blackhead tweezers, it can cause unnecessary damage to your skin.

A safer way to extract blackheads is by using Twisted Crate's Blackhead Vacuum.

Although blackhead vacuum is generally safer to use, you should avoid overusing it. Stick to using it no more than once or twice a week.

How To Get Rid Of A Blackhead Bruise?

There a few steps you can follow to get rid of a blackhead bruise.

Rest

Keep the bruised area as still as possible to slow down blood flow and prevent more damage.

Keep Your Head Elevated

Keeping your head elevated above your heart prevents the blood from pooling in the bruise.

Apply An Ice Pack

Applying ice to the bruised area helps to control swelling and pain caused by the bruise.

Put it on for 20-30 minutes every hour throughout the day for 2 days after getting the bruise.

Apply Warm Compresses

If applying ice has not alleviated swelling after 48 hours, apply warm compress on the bruised area for 20 minutes, 2-3 times a day. 

This can help to clear away trapped blood after the bruise has already developed.

Apply Arnica

Arnica is a herb that has shown to be effective at reducing swelling or pain caused by bruises.

It contains a compound shown to reduce swelling and inflammation. Avoid using it for extended periods of time to avoid skin irritation.

Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with healing a wound or a bruise.

You can use gel, serum, or creams containing Vitamin C to apply topically or take it as a food or supplement.

Use Vitamin K

Apply a Vitamin K based cream onto the bruise twice a day. This can help alleviate the pain and swelling caused from a bruise.

Takeaways

Squeezing your blackheads is not a good idea as you may end up bruising your nose if you squeeze them with too much pressure. It may even enlarge your pores.

If you're concerned about blackheads, why not start taking your skin health seriously?

While there are many ways to remove blackheads, cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser is a good start to prevent blackheads.

If you have stubborn blackheads that you can't get rid of, Twisted Crate's Blackhead Vacuum is a great tool to extract blackheads from nose or face.

If it's an emergency or you are not able to get rid of your bruise following the above methods, consult a doctor.

Related Links

Should You Squeeze Blackheads?

What happens if you don't remove blackheads?

Hole in nose after removing blackheads

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