Congestion of pores can be frustrating. You can exfoliate blackheads so that they are less visible, but the contents of pores don’t just come out on their own.
The more you stare at it, the more you’ll enter a should-I-pick-it-or-not dilemma. Here’s when we tell you to STOP PICKING YOUR PIMPLES! Nothing gets blackheads out like a professional extraction. Nothing. Here are 4 reasons why:
1. The tools are properly sanitised
More often than not, it is not about the wrong techniques popping pimples, but more about the fact that people do it without taking sanitary precautions. This is especially true when you use your hands. Your hands and fingernails carry dirt and bacteria which can easily enter and infect the wound.
2. Your pores will be entirely cleared out
Alternatives like pore strips or purifying scrubs might diminish the appearance of a blackhead, however, they only remove the “lid” of the blackhead. This leaves more room for congestion, clogging, and infection.
3. It does require skills
By forcefully breaking the surface of your skin, you’re opening the door for bacteria to get in and damaging the surrounding tissues. Taking on extractions at home often leads to hyperpigmentation, redness, permanent scarring and additional breakouts.
At Renaza, we make sure we exfoliate your skin to eliminate the dead skin cells laying on top of the pores. For some cases, we’ll also include steaming to soften your skin and open up your pores. Accompanied with a specialised technique, it should not break the skin or cause redness.
4. It also comes with a facial
Relaxing. Rewarding. Glow-inducing. Nuff’ said.
Here’s what you should expect from a professional extraction:
- A gentle & professional facialist who prepares your skin with adequate steam and/or exfoliation to soften and open up your pores
- She does precise and delicate extractions with a magnifying lamp and tissue
- Extraction techniques should involve more pushing than pulling
- Skin should be soothed by a face mask after extraction
Our skin cannot detox impurities themselves. Without professional extraction, you may end up with dull skin and stretched pores that fester and become zits.
You know what they say – don’t try it at home!