Crushed (foodprocessor) apricot seeds, to exfoliate dead skin cells which entrap the comedones (blackheads"). Then, witch hazel - natural antiseptic, healing tonic, with "drawing" properties, to bring them closer to the surface.lastly, utilize the Pressure - Application Techniqes, listed in the pamphlets which accompany "Comedone Removal Tools," to gently ease out of the pore without causing "pocking" or scarring. Be gentle. Best of luck. PREVENTION = imbibe water, copiously. Wipe excess oil, often throughout day.