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It’s actually probably OK to try and extract a blackhead on your own.

If you’re absolutely determined to rid yourself of pimples at home, there is one kind of pimple that you’re probably fine to tackle solo.Dermatologist Doris Day told Self that gently squeezing a blackhead to extract its contents is generally fine because this type of pimple is already open to the surface. This means you don’t have to break the skin yourself in order to get at the contents of the pore.Using a blackhead or comedone extractor – a small tool that looks a bit like a hook on a stick – is the best way to gently push the contents of a blackhead to the surface of your skin.