You May Be Getting Zits Inside Your Nose Because Of Maskne



Of course, pimples are no excuse to stop wearing a mask. Yes, acne is annoying (take it from someone who has had decades of experience with the condition), but the alternative is worse. Masks are an important part of dealing with COVID-19 and lessening the spread. 

Pimples inside your nose are a very particular kind of annoying: They are often painful and hard to treat as the skin there is very sensitive, delicate, and best left alone. That’s why, and we hate to tell you this, the best treatment plan is to let it be. (We’re all about solutions here, but sometimes the best action is no action.) “If the pimple inside your nose is painful, you can apply a hot compress to the area, which will help soothe it,” Nicole Hatfield, certified esthetician for Pomp and founder of Radiant Beings Wellness & Beauty recently told us. “It will go away on its own; just be sure not to mess with it or try to pop it.”

If not doing anything is simply not an option, King notes there are some topicals that can be safe for the area. “Acne pimples will be resolved with time,” she assures. “But there are also OTC acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide that can be carefully applied.” Careful is the operative word here: This is not an area of the skin you want to slather stuff onto liberally. 

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