How to use Breathe Right® nasal strips

Ready to get your strip on? Here we’ll show you exactly how to apply—and remove—our nasal strips, so you can start breathing better, instantly. Let’s get to stripping.

They seem simple but Breathe Right® nasal strips have unique engineering that make them an effective tool for managing nighttime nasal congestion to help improve sleep.

The nasal strips are made of flexible, spring-like bands that fit right above the flare of the nostrils. The underside is 3M adhesive so that, once positioned on the nose, they stay there. As the bands attempt to straighten back to their original shape, they lift the sides of the nose and open the nostrils.

This lifting action helps open the nose and makes it easier to breathe. The nasal strips provide instant relief for nasal congestion due to colds, allergies, or a deviated septum and help reduce snoring caused by nighttime nasal congestion.

How to use Breathe Right nasal strips

Better breathing, coming right up. Follow the steps below to start stripping.

  1. Wash up!

    The adhesive won’t stick properly to wet, oily, or moisturized skin, so be sure to thoroughly wash and dry your nose before applying.

  2. Size matters

    No, really. Our strips come in two different sizes and strength levels, so make sure to determine which strip is best for you.

  3. Position is everything

    Place the adhesive side of the strip right above where your nose flares out.

  4. Breathe easy

    Press down ends and rub gently to secure the nasal strip in place. It is normal to see slight lifting at the edges as it opens your nose. Take a deep breath. Better breathing begins now.

  5. How to remove Breathe Right nasal strips

    Wash your face with warm water for 10 seconds, then gently and slowly lift each side of the strip and remove. Never rip after you strip! Ta-da!

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