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The Best Treatment for Dry Skin Around the Nose

Published: October 29, 2021


Dry skin can occur for any number of reasons, but one thing rings true no matter what: it’s unpleasant and leaves our skin vulnerable. Some of the most common contributing factors to dry skin are: 


Like your hair color, height, and even fingernail shape, your skin’s behavior is often inherited. If one or both of your parents experienced oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin, yours is likely to present the same way.

Environmental factors

Both natural and made-man environmental factors can exacerbate current dry skin issues or cause them to arise. Poor air quality from wildfire smoke, industrial smog, or vehicular emissions zap moisture from the air while sending harmful particles into the air.

Internal stressors

Our skin reflects how we feel and what we consume. When stressed, skin may break out, become dry, or even experience a flare-up of eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis.

Poorly made skin care products

A majority of skincare products on the market today contain harmful ingredients like synthetic fragrances, SLES, parabens, and sulfates that actually degrade our skin’s barrier and natural defenses. The skin needs some sebum to remain healthy, fortified, and lubricated. Cleansers, toners, and peels that strip everything away leave the face vulnerable and prone to dryness.

 woman applying sheet face mask taking care of her youthful skin


Unlike the forehead, cheeks, and chin, the area around the nose lacks numerous sebaceous glands. Our sebaceous glands are responsible for rehydrating the skin throughout the day, keeping its barrier elastic and moisturized. The area around the nose simply has less of these glands to release sebum so it is more prone to drying out.

In addition to this natural cause, there are many acute causes to prompt dry skin around the nose.


Having a cold, flu, or allergies can lead to irritation from a runny nose, sneezing, and sniffling. Wiping with harsh fabrics can make skin raw and irritated. As a runny nose persists, the dry skin around the nose will only worsen if not treated with a nourishing moisturizer. 

Dry climates

Dry, arid air both indoors and outside steals the moisture right from our skin. In wintertime, indoor heating is particularly harsh.


The sun’s damaging rays cause excessive harm to areas of the skin they touch and even more damage if they are allowed to burn it. Our faces – and in particular our noses – are very prone to sunburn.

Harsh exfoliants

The skin on the face is sensitive and doesn’t need much scrubbing to remove the surface layer of dead cells. We tend to over exfoliate with poorly-made cleansers that use jagged beads, tough chemicals, or encourage the user to exfoliate twice a day.


This general skin care term describes irritation, including flaky skin around the nose.

Hot water

Taking too warm of showers may be to blame for dry skin around the nose.

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woman doing a morning skincare routine


Acute and chronic conditions can cause dry skin around the nose. If your dry skin around the nose grows worse overtime and is difficult to deal with, consult a dermatologist. Their medical advice can be helpful when dealing with skin issues like atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. The following chronic skin conditions or physical ailments may be to blam

Autoimmune disorders

Certain autoimmune disorders cause skin to go haywire. These may include thyroid disorders, lupus, and more.

Chronic sinusitis or allergies

Constantly needing to blow or wipe at the nose is a surefire way to create dry skin around its edges.


While it is more likely to occur on the elbows, knees, and other jointed places, eczema can flare up anywhere, including the face.


This painful, itchy skin disorder may arise when patches of skin become excessively dry or irritated.


Fortunately, there is relief for dry skin around the nose. Avoiding acute conditions as much as possible and treating any existing chronic skin disorders is a must. Additionally, choosing the right products that are free from synthetic, harsh ingredients works wonders in fortifying your skin and allowing it to perform as nature intended.


[ comfort zone ] Essential Scrub uses black rice as a gentle exfoliant to slough away dead skin cells, revealing the new, fresh skin underneath. This scrub works well for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Use Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize

Hydramemory Cream with hyaluronic acid attracts many times the moisture that our skin naturally would. HA molecules attract and hold moisture up to many times its own molecular weight. Apply a good amount to the dry area around the nose to increase its ability to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Use a supple night cream

/skin regimen/ Polypeptide Rich Cream is perfect to apply at night. It’s antioxidant-rich formula allows the skin to regenerate new cells overnight while locking in moisture. By creating a moisture barrier, you’ll awake with a fresh, bright complexion in the morning.

Home remedies

Making a homemade, hydrating face mask or lotion with soothing food ingredients like greek yogurt, honey, jojoba oil, and shea butter can quell extra dry skin and irritation. These can be especially helpful during flu season when the nose undergoes excess wiping. 


Water is your skin’s best friend. Hydrate internally by drinking plenty of water and externally by applying lotion, moisturizer, and SPF.

Use a humidifier

This is extremely helpful for those living in drier climates. Adding humidity into dry air promotes supple, moisturized skin.

[ comfort zone ] ensures each of its products are both good for you and for the environment. We never test on animals or use SLSs or parabens. Our products mimic the goodness of mother nature and harness her powerful ingredients to help your skin stay soft, supple, and youthful. Also, our products are never tested on animals and we give back 1% for the planet.


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