Is it okay to squeeze out blackheads?
It can be very tempting — and satisfying — to squeeze out or pop blackheads. However, squeezing out blackheads can create several problems:
- You may not remove the entire blackhead. You may even push the blackhead further into your skin, which can cause painful irritation.
- You may introduce bacteria or more oil into the blackhead opening. Your blackheads could get bigger or even spread.
- Inflammation or scarring. Your skin is sensitive, and your nails are much stronger than your skin. When you use your nails to apply a lot of pressure to your skin to remove a blackhead, you can irritate or seriously damage your skin.