How to Extract a Blemish Like a Pro

Popping a zit? Here's how the experts do it to avoid acne scars or blemishes.
applying-zit-cream

Credit: Corbis

prev 2 of 5 next

Prep

Apply an exfoliating enzyme peel (like Philosophy's Microdelivery Purifying Peel, $40; sephora.com) to the pimple or blackhead, then cover it with a hot, wet towel.

After about three minutes, clean off the product with a massaging motion.

Next: Operate

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!