• Jonathan Shiek

How To Pop Blackheads And Not Get Yelled At By Your Skin Doctor

When you see a blackhead, it’s tempting to want to squeeze out the blockage in your pore and move on with your life.

In most cases, squeezing a blackhead opens up a Pandora’s box of other skin problems. Here’s the most politically-correct way to pop them gnarly things without hurting yourself.

How to extract a blackhead

  1. Before removing a blackhead, spend some time in a warm shower or bath. Steam can help your pores relax, and the clog in your pore will start to loosen on its own.

  2. Wash your hands & apply pressure around the clogged pore. You can use a tissue or clean cotton gauze as a barrier between your hands and the blackhead itself, if needed.

  3. Rock your fingers back and forth around the clogged pore. Don’t press so hard that you cut or bruise your skin.

  4. Feel the clog pop out. If you’re not able to remove the clog via these steps, you may need to give your skin some time to recover before trying again.

  5. Cleanse the area with a mild astringent or toner. This will kill harmful bacteria and help keep your pores free of debris that caused your blackhead.

When to leave it alone

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If you’ve tried to remove a blackhead and the blockage won’t come out, leave it alone for a day or two. In most cases, your skin will clear the blockage on its own if you give it time.

Extractor tools

Tools called comedone extractors can be used to remove blackheads. These tools are typically made of stainless steel and have a small circle at the end. It’s safest to have an aesthetician do it for you.

Be diligent! 

Make sure to cleanse your skin properly of excess makeup and products every night. A gentle cleansing agent like micellar water or cucumber-based makeup-removing wipes can add moisture while cleansing.

Source: Healthline

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