Recovering from rhinoplasty is a healing process. Part of that process may include changing your skin care. When you wear a cast on your nose for 7 days, you cannot wash your nose. Clogged pores need to be addressed. I ask my patients to use their clean hands and rub the skin on the nose in a smooth way to get rid of the dead skin cells. I caution against squeezing/popping or using aggressive products. Every surgeon has their own preference, so I recommend asking yours. Safety comes first.