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How to Get Rid of Marks on the Nose

By Amanda Flanigan ; Updated July 27, 2017

Marks on your nose can be caused by a variety of things. Pigmentation marks, discoloration of the skin, acne scars and even indentations left from the nose piece of your glasses can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Aging, poor diet and blocked pores are just a few culprits that cause marks to appear on noses. There are a number of treatments you can try to rid yourself of these marks.

  1. Try over the counter treatments. Most department and drug stores carry an array of anti-dullness, anti-dark spot and lightening creams useful for getting rid of marks and discoloration. Choose one depending on the description of your marks. Since each brand of treatment is different, read the directions printed on the label and follow accordingly.

  2. Exfoliate your skin regularly. By exfoliating, you are removing the dead skin cells and oils that can clog your pores. This will help to bring the healthy layer of skin to the surface, keeping your skin clear and healthy looking.

  3. Use sunscreen. Pigmentation marks can be caused by the harsh rays of the sun. Always wear at least a 15 spf waterproof sunscreen before going outdoors for long periods at a time. Pigmentation marks will fade over time once you begin wearing sunscreen regularly.

  4. Try a home remedy. Grind dried orange peels into a pulp and mix with water until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to your face every other night. This home remedy will clear up any pigmentation marks on your nose while decreasing the number of pimples. See References for a list of other home remedies to try.

  5. Readjust your glasses. Most eyeglass stores will adjust your glasses for free. A proper fitting pair of frames is less likely to push into the sides of your nose and leave marks.

  6. Consider wearing contact lenses. If your nose has indentation marks caused by the nose pieces of your glasses, look into switching to contacts. If contact lenses is not an option, apply a thin layer of moisturizing lotion to your nose before bed each night.

  7. Talk to a dermatologist about medical options. Some discolorations—for example, birthmarks, veins or broken blood vessels—can only be removed through laser surgery, chemical peels, or a procedure called sclerotherapy, which seals off veins by means of a saline solution.

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