They ruin pictures, are embarrassing in person — and they can even hurt. Those indentations your glasses leave on your nose create an annoyance you don’t have to put up with. From adjusting the nose pads to adjusting your makeup routine, simple tricks can remove and prevent those unsightly marks.


Adjust the Glasses

Glasses aren’t supposed to leave marks behind. Those marks on the bridge of your nose are generally a sign your glasses are not fitted properly to your face. With your thumb and forefinger, adjust the nose pads so they don’t squeeze your nose. If you still have problems, try using larger nose pads, and make sure they’re made of silicone.

Treat the Nose

Giving your nose a break from your glasses and then treating it to a quick massage with aloe vera gel is one of best ways to remove the marks the glasses leave behind. Aloe vera helps soothe irritated skin. Some people forget they even have glasses on half the time, so if you need a reminder, set an alarm on your phone alerting you it’s time for a glasses break every hour or so.

Conceal the Marks

Planning is key when you’re going to remove your glasses for a special event. Instead of powdering your nose when you get ready for the day, leave the bridge of your nose bare. The friction from glasses can cause makeup to cake. Before the event, moisturize your nose and pat on concealer or use a concealer stick, which is great for on-the-go touch-ups. Finish with a touch of powder.