The complaint usually goes something like this:
“I have blackheads ALL over my nose and they’re so gross. Every time I extract them (via squeezing, pore strips, or otherwise), they just fill right back up. So frustrated”
I used to think the same thing about my nose. I so hated the blackhead ridden crease of my nose, I distinctly remember one time in middle school thinking “I will just never let anyone look at the side of my face ever again”
All I can say to my former self is “good luck with that”.
But Then I Learned Something That Changed the Game
Well, I have some good or bad news depending on how you take this.
Those aren’t actually blackheads.
They’re called sebaceous filaments. They’re normal. They’re natural. They’re healthy. Everyone has them. And you can’t get rid of them.
What’s the Diff Between Blackheads and Sebaceous Filaments?
Sebaceous filaments are oil glands that supply your pores with oil. They are most noticeable on and around your nose; sometimes in the crease of your chin. [Read more…]