Nose strips “work” like a band-aid, as each strip is coated with a strong adhesive. Set one on your nose, wait a few minutes, and rip it away to magically reveal all the little blackheads you didn’t even know you had. While it’s true you are in fact successfully removing pieces of blackhead junk from your nose, the strips do nothing to actually treat and reduce blackheads from recurring. Swap out T-Swift’s “band-aids don’t fix bullet holes” with “band-aids don’t fix black headsssss” and you get the idea.
According to Delirious Ideas, whether pore strips actually work has a lot to do with how you use them. If you’re sticking them on without wetting your nose with hot water or not getting them in all of the creases of your nose, it likely won’t work. However, if you follow the directions correctly, there’s a good chance those blackheads will come off when your take them off.