I've been using this tool for a while and I really like it to help push out extra black heads on my nose and chin. However, BE CAREFUL! If you push too hard on your skin, or are digging too much, there is the potential to give yourself scars. This happened especially to me when I was trying to open large pimples on my face. When you use it be gentle and use it after you've taken a shower or bath so that your pores are as open as possible. The grip is nice and I also like that there are two sizes. Sometimes I use this tool to help (carefully) scrape dead skin from my nose, lip, or chin that I missed when exfoliating.