Beauty is sought by one and all and people go far beyond in the pursuit of beauty. Humans have an inherent desire for beauty. Most often facial looks become a mode of non verbal communication. A glowing facial skin is sought by one and all. There is a hot pursuit for having beautiful shiny face. But at the same time no one likes to have greasy and shiny nose. Aside from its impact on facial beauty, a greasy nose is a platform for dirt accumulation, blackhead and acne.
Improper facial hygiene is often blamed to be a reason for oily nasal skin, but it is not true.The skin in some individuals has natural tendency to produce excess of oil, which makes the skin oilier. If you have greasy nose, do not worry because there are several others having the same condition. Greasy nose is a common skin problem which can be easily and effectively dealt with natural remedies.
What Are The Causes Of A Oily Nose?
The nasal skin has large number of oil glands as compared to other part of face. These oil glands produce an oily substance called sebum. The oil glands on nose are more active and large and therefore the nose has excessive oil production.
Nature has made such adjustment to protect the nose and face from bad effects of sunlight and external factors such as heat and humidity. Nose is one of the areas of T zone on face with other areas being left and right of forehead. Although the T zone has natural excessive production of oil from the oil glands, in some individuals there is an unnatural upswing.
Several factors contribute in surge of oil production such as:
- Genetics: Greasy nose may be related to genetics. If father or mother in the family has oily nose it’s likely that the children too will be having same problem.
- Touch: Nose is frequently touched by our hands in a day either accidentally or with purpose. If your hands are oily, the oil may be transferred on your nose. For example if you touch your oily hair and then touch your nose, the oil in your hands will settle on your nose.
- Environmental factors: Hot and humid season can increase oil production on nose. At the same time, in winter months, the skin becomes dry and excess oil is produced to compensate its reduction.
- Hormones: Fluctuation of androgen hormones during puberty, pregnancy and menopause can lead to greasy nose in some women.
- Stress: If you are under stress, the body begins to secrete more androgens. This may lead to more oily and greasy nose.
- Sun exposure: Excessive exposure to sun triggers increased production of oil in the oil glands in order to protect the skin from bad effects of sun rays. If you go out in sun frequently or sunbathe frequently your nasal skin may become sticky and oily.
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of A Greasy Nose
Nose is more prone to oiliness because most of the oil glands in T zone are located on the nose. One of the easiest methods to keep the nose skin oil free is to keep the pores as clean as possible. The enlarged pores with more oil become a place for dirt to gather.
- Wash your nose: Wash your nose with water frequently throughout the day. It keeps the skin moist and at the same time it cleans the accumulated dirt and grease.
- Honey and orange peel: Prepare a mixture of one teaspoon of honey and ground dried orange peel. Apply it on the nasal surface. Keep it for while before cleaning it with a clean cloth. Wash your nose with water afterwards. Applying it two times in a week will encourage removing dirt and excess of oil on the nose.
- Vinegar is effective in cleaning the nose. Dilute apple cider vinegar in water. Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and rub it over the nasal surface. Let it remain for 10 minutes. Wash your nose with cool water. Vinegar helps to remove excess of oil on the nose and also prevents dirt to gather on the surface of nose.
- If you do not find anything, clean the nasal surface with lemon juice. In fact any citrus fruit will help to remove the greasy sebum from the skin.
- Cornstarch is useful to absorb oil from nasal skin. Prepare a thick paste of cornstarch by adding water. Apply the paste on your nose. Let it remain till the paste becomes dry. Rinse your nasal surface with warm water. Use it at least three times in a week.