If a product is all over Instagram or in all of your friends’ medicine cabinets should you be using it too? Welcome to “Do You Really Need…”, a new series where we discuss, with the help of some experts, how to determine whether or not a trendy or divisive product really belongs in YOUR skin care routine. Today we’re talking about extraction tools.
Performing extractions, i.e popping pimples, on yourself is one of those skin care habits that you know you probably shouldn’t do, but is sometimes too darn tempting to resist – especially if you happen to be looking into a magnifying mirror.
And while we don’t encourage or recommend extractions unless they’re being done by a certified professional, we know how these things go. So, ahead, we consulted New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner for his input on blackhead extraction tools and how to perform extractions in the safest and least irritating way possible.