While these pore plugs aren't necessarily a product of bad hygiene (your genes may be to blame), letting them go gives off the impression that you haven't washed your face in days.
Though they’re more often found on your nose and cheeks, these buggers can also live in less obvious places, like your chin and ears. And warning: Popping them yourself runs you the risk of scarring. "If a man has blackheads, he should have them extracted by a dermatologist or aesthetician," says Dr. Ellen Gendler, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Go for a facial cleansing treatment with extractions. Then, prevent pesky plugged pores going forward by making sure you wash your face immediately after exercising, and follow up with a salicylic acid toner, like Anthony Astringent Toner Pads. ($25; sephora.com)
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