when in desperation, i poke my BLACKHEADS with ...
Call me nuts if you must but sometimes when I look at myself in the mirror & find the Zillionth blackhead/pore/pimple, I simply cannot stand it.
So, in acts of desperation, I poke it out with a needle (my fingernails are short & stubby; never went for a manicure before).
I do this because I've used other products before & they just don't work for me all the time. Also, it's a quick fix. Biore pore strips, Za "pore buster" (not sure the product name), clearasil, ... Did it, done it, been there.