10 Blackhead Treatments Dermatologists Use on Themselves

Growing up, we definitely squeezed at the skin on our noses and chins with abandon trying to extract the gunk inside of them. It was fascinating, a bit cathartic, but painful—and not to mention pretty inconclusive. After a day or two, those pesky black spots would reappear, and there we were, once again, fingers in position pushing and prodding our pores. Blackheads are the termites of skincare—they're difficult to get rid of and keep coming back. And as we've recently learned, pore strips aren't a safe solution—in fact, they even have the potential to make your pores appear larger, so we thought we'd turn to a few top dermatologists for the (safe) blackhead treatments they would actually recommend themselves. 

Up next, read what happened when one editor tried seven different blackhead treatments.