First, remember not to pick at blemishes. This can lead to irritation, infection and possible scarring. When in doubt about how to treat blackheads or whiteheads, consult a dermatologist for advice. You might also consider Tweezerman’s stainless steel skin care tool, designed for gentle removal of whiteheads and blackheads. For best results, use after a shower, after steaming your face or using a hot washcloth to first soften blackheads and whiteheads making them easier to remove.