A Local Esthetician Shares How to Perform Extractions at Home

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During this time of self-isolation, taking proper care of our skin is a must in your self-care routine. Stress, diet, hormones, and many other factors can cause our skin to breakout. Blackheads, are particularly tricky because every time you squeeze one of them away, you find dozens more to tackle. If you’re ready to up your skincare routine and get that {quarantine} glow, check out this beauty hack.

If you’ve got stubborn blackheads that need some taking care of, take the advice of the skincare experts at EC Beauty Studio, as they teach us how to safely perform at home extractions.

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What You’ll Need

  • – Tissues
  • – Mirror
  • – Toner
  • – Pimple cream or gel with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide
  • – Face mask
  • – Hyaluronic acid booster serum
  • – Your favorite moisturizer

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How To Do It

Before you even start, here’s a pro-tip to keep in — never pop anything that does not have a white head! When you wash your face and feel little bumps, leave those alone. Also, avoid excessively touching your face throughout the day, and wash your face morning and night + apply your pimple cream immediately after.

Now, here’s how to extract blackheads at home. First, prepare your skin. Fill a bowl with steaming hot water place your face over it and drape a towel over your head. Steam your face for 10 to 15 minutes — or take a warm shower. This should help to open up your pores.

Next, wrap tissues around your pointer fingers, bring your face to a mirror, apply pressure to the size of your nose and along the rim. Make sure you also bring your upper lip above your teeth and extract along the rim of your nose, but be gentle — this area is thin.

Once you’ve extracted, you’ll need to apply a toner, this helps to kill bacteria and bring the PH level of the skin back between a 5.5 and 7.

Afterward, apply a pimple cream or acne gel that has salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as the main active ingredient.

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The next step is to apply a good mask. Multitasking is a great way to properly treat all areas of your face. You can use a charcoal-based mask for more oily areas of your face such as your t-zone and a hydrating oat milk mask for areas of your face that are on the drier side. Once your mask is off, apply a serum, such as hyaluronic acid booster serum from PCA

And finally, top the serum off with your favorite moisturizer for skin that looks and feels beautiful.

Hopefully, these beauty tips are a helpful addition to your self-care routine. Stay healthy, Hoboken!

What are some of your tips for successfully doing an extraction at home? Let us know in the comments!

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