Never pick or pop your blackheads!
Using your fingers to try to remove blackheads actually adds more dirt and bacteria to your pores, making your blackhead-filled skin a whole lot worse. On top of that, you can force the debris and bacteria even deeper into your skin. You may also introduce new kinds of bacteria from your finger into the zit. That can cause the pimple to become more red, inflamed, swollen and infected, and may even lead to permanent scarring.