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Question by  dxpsteve (10)

Is it safe to do blackhead removal at home?

I see stuff in the store, but my mom says I should go to the dermatologist.


Answer by  dedre (998)

First, cleanse the skin. Next use a steamer for about 10 minutes on the infected area along with an exfoliant. Wrap toilet paper on the fingers and gently squeeze until blood comes to the surface. The blood is a sign that the infection is removed. Finally, remove the steamer and cleanse the skin.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

So long as the blackhead is not overly large, it is perfectly safe to remove at home. Then, to prevent further issues, use a daily cleanser such as Noxima, and an astringent like Witch Hazel. The only time this does not work to prevent further break outs is if you have a skin condition, then yes see a dermatologist.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

You would have to be very careful. Most people at one time or the other carry staph on their skin and it would be easy to squeeze and move the staph into the bloodstream.


Answer by  leah84 (1043)

You run the risk of getting an infection or your skin breaking out if you do it at home. The dermatologist will do it the correct way, but it could cost a lot. The best black head removal method is to use pore strips. They work well and are inexpensive.

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