Stop Picking Blackheads For the love of everything good: Get your hands off your face. "Often people use too much pressure or just push more dirt in to pores, further inflaming them, not to mention cross-contaminating other areas of the skin. It can also lead to scarring, hyperpigmentation and broken capillaries -- all of which are difficult to later fix," Bratschi says.
If you squeeze a blackhead and it "turns into a giant scar, it can cost you thousands of bucks to fix it," adds Lancer. Blackhead treatments take time to work (we're talking around three weeks), so you'll need to be patient, says Gohara.
That said, you may want someone else to pick your blackheads...
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