Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove a Huge Blackhead on a Woman's Nose

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove a Huge Blackhead on a Woman's Nose

From Men's Health

• In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a large blackhead located on a woman's nose.
• Blackheads are typically caused when oil and dead skin cells clog the pores on the face.
• During the procedure, she uses a comedone extractor to squeeze out the contents of the blackhead, but advises that patients might want to try a different strategy.

The popularity of Dr. Pimple Popper's blackhead and whitehead extraction videos may convince a lot of people that's safe—and even encouraged—to pop their own cysts at home. In her newest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—reminds her viewers that's not necessarily the case, especially if you use your fingers instead of a safer instrument such as her near-ubiquitous comedone extractor.

As Dr. Lee puts it in the post's lengthy caption, she understands the temptation to squeeze—it's why her videos do so well. However, she adds, before you apply pressure, there's another step worth taking. "If you are looking for a safe product to help get rid of blackheads, look for skincare that contains salicylic acid," she writes. "In short, salicylic acid is an acid that is able to penetrate the oils on your skin and in your pores, to deep dive and clean them all the way out. It can help to remove the dead skin, dirt, oils, and bacteria that may be clogging pores and creating blackheads/whiteheads."

If you're unsure where to start, try a few of these dermatologist-recommended acne washes, many of which contain salicylic acid. And follow our advice—also from leading dermatologists—about how to remove blackheads and whiteheads as safely and quickly as possible.

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