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The Oil On Your Nose; Its Usefulness And Disadvantages by sketcherJ(m): 12:43pm On Jan 28, 2016
You might have touched ur nose before, and found what looks like a oil or grease and you may have wondered how it got there, you might have even concluded that the grease is as a result of your too much intake of peanut oil but this is wrong, in this article, i will be talking about nasal sebum(the oil on your nose), how it got there, its usefulness and its disadvantages

So what is Nasal sebum

Firstly what is sebum? sebum is an oil produced by the glands in your skin to lubricate and moisturize the skin and hair,and Nasal sebum, also known as nose grease/oil, is the grease removed from the surface of the human nose but why don't you find oil in all parts of your body, why on your nose? This is the reason.

The pores of the lateral creases (where the nose joins the face) of the exterior of the nose create and store more oil and grease than pores elsewhere on the human body, forming a readily available source of small quantities of grease or oil.

So what are the usefulness of this nasal sebum

1. It is a remedy for dry and chapped lips

2.It can be used to minimize scratches in optical surfaces

3.Nose grease is often recommended as a lubricant for fly fishing rod ferrules

4. It can also be applied on skipping CD's in order to fix it

5.This might be disgusting but it is actually interesting and it works, nosal sebum has antifoam properties and can be used to break down a high head on freshly poured beer or soft drinks


1. Pour a pint of beer or softdrink so that it foams alot
2. Rub your index finger on your oily nose
3. Dip the finger in the beer

Now, watch what happens. The foam should go down pretty fast. Nice, isn't it? Don't recommend doing it with anyone else's beer, or you would need a great deal of explanation, pray you don't get landed in the hospital..lol.( don't include me please.lol)

Now what are the disadvantages?

1.It can cause the nose to appear oily and clog

2.It can cause nose blackheads.(Blackheads are caused by the oxidation of oil and dead skin cells trapped in the pores of your skin)

3. Nose grease makes your nose slick and make your glasses slide down your nose

4. some people are in the habit of squeezing the greases from their nose and this can be pretty nauseating and disgusting..(I am telling you)

Hope you have learnt something new today,



Re: The Oil On Your Nose; Its Usefulness And Disadvantages by Mhizkel(f): 1:12pm On Jan 28, 2016
This is educative cool

Thanks OP.
Re: The Oil On Your Nose; Its Usefulness And Disadvantages by sketcherJ(m): 1:42pm On Jan 28, 2016
Re: The Oil On Your Nose; Its Usefulness And Disadvantages by sketcherJ(m): 1:45pm On Jan 28, 2016

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