"Extractions are best left to the pros," warns Terranova. "But if you have a formed pimple with white puss on the surface, you can tend to it at home." After a hot shower, use vinyl gloves or tissues to cover your index fingertips. Gently shimmy your fingers from the top of the pimple down and from side to side until the skin breaks, the pimple empties, and you see blood. Follow with only witch hazel and a tea-tree-oil blemish cream—no other products.
MC TIP: Reduce redness before work or a big event by icing the inflamed area for 10 minutes.