As tempting as it may be (and believe me, I’m all too familiar with this particular type of temptation), resist the urge to pick at that lovely face of yours. We’ve all been there. Staring into the mirror, we’ve seen the smug whitehead resting on our forehead, chin, lip, wherever. And slowly, we’ve attacked that whitehead until nothing remained except an irritated, swollen, red spot twice the original size. The reality is you’ve just traumatized your skin. Picking not only causes inflammation and redness, it can also lead to infection and scarring. Your skin deserves better than that! Visit your local esthetician or dermatologist who will happily and professionally perform extractions that clear your skin using gentle tools rather than tweezers and/or oily, dirty fingernails. Start treating your face the right way today.