The One Thing To Do To Get Rid Of Nose Hairs

by Lindsey Rose Black
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Nose hairs are generally hard to notice, but occasionally a few become seriously obvious. If they're bugging you, don't skip the one thing to do to get rid of nose hairs! Your inner nose is incredibly sensitive, and you'll want to take all possible precautions to not irritate or infect anything beyond your nostrils.

Before you go HAM on your nose hairs, you should know that having them is actually a good thing, and trying to get rid of all of them isn't a wise move. As shared on PopularScience, "Denser nose hair can be an advantage. Scientists at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Turkey found that patients with sparse nose hairs were nearly three times as likely to suffer from asthma as those with more-hirsute nostrils." Still hate those hairs? You're not stuck with them if you really don't like them.

For nose hairs that you know you want out, the one thing you need to do is use small, curved scissors to trim and never ever wax or pluck. Dr. Oz elaborated on Today, "If you go in there and pull that hair out, you get a little blood lost in there. Blood allows the bacteria in your nose to grow in there. Since veins in the facial area lack protective valves, the bacteria could theoretically enter your bloodstream and lead to infections elsewhere in the body." Yikes.

Luckily, trimming is a breeze and totally painless if done correctly.

1. Get A Small Angled Mirror

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Before going in, you'll want to invest in a little mirror to give yourself the best view possible.

2. Use Curved Scissors

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Instead of just sticking scissors in your nose and hoping for the best, follow the curve of your nostrils to avoid cuts.

3. Blow Your Nose

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To get rid of any little pieces of hair that may have fallen into your nostrils, give your nose a quick blow. Voila.

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