YES The number ONE reason you go to a spa is for extractions. Assuming you have blackheads, and a large majority of people under age 50 do.
Extractions is a method of removing blackheads. It is a two-hand technique where the plug inside a clogged pore is manually coaxed out by pinching and massaging the skin around it. By now, you may already know what I think about squeezing (you shouldn’t do this yourself!). Here’s why squeezing and popping is a bad idea.
A professional doing extractions on you is much easier than you trying to do it on yourself.
*FIRST, the obvious reason – you don’t have to do any of the hard work. Just lie there. Sleep if you want
*SECOND, sometimes a blackhead is lodged deep inside the skin. It may be hardened and tough to remove. Or it maybe in a part of the face that is in a tough area to extract. For example, the crease of the nostrils, a soft cheek with loose skin, or the chin are more difficult areas. An esthetician can maneuver around your face much more easily than you standing in front of a mirror trying to get your hands into an awkward position.
*THIRD, a professional knows how to perform the extractions with the proper technique. Incorrect technique can lead to inflamed pores. For example, when there is residual matter in the pore that isn’t completely removed, the pore can get inflamed and turn into a pimple. A heavy handed touch (too much pressure or pinching) can also leave a red mark ordark spot that lingers for weeks. On thin skin or certain skin types,post-inflammatory pigmentation occurs very easily. I am one of those people.
*FOURTH, a professional can see your skin better. Skin is viewed under a magnifying lamp that both magnifies the view and illuminates the skin with light. This is helpful for seeing the tiny blackheads. The tiny ones can be hard to see.
*FIFTH, an esthetician has products and equipment that make extractions easier. For example, there are alkaline products that when applied to skin open up pores and loosen the plugs, which makes them a lot easier to remove. Steam, vacuum suction, and Galvanic current are methods sometimes used to soften pores prior to extractions. (I’ll talk more about these methods in the future.)
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