Regular facial cleansing helps in achieving a neat and healthy appearance, but it doesn't always ensure completely unclogged pores. Even with the best skin care products, your skin occasionally requires a deeper cleanse, like a blackhead extraction.
So, what are blackhead extractions all about? It's either a manual or mechanical method of clearing blocked pores, typically done by dermatologists or estheticians. Experts suggest getting this done every four to six weeks, which might appear to be a bit of an investment.
But why not bring this expertise home? By mastering blackhead extractions at home, you can achieve consistently radiant skin. Keep reading to learn about the proper techniques for pore-clearing.
How to Do Manual Blackhead Extractions at Home?
- Remove makeup with micellar water: Pour the micellar water into a cotton pad and sweep it over your face. If you use mascara, shadow, or eyeliner, put the cotton pad on your eye and press it down for 10 seconds.
- Clean your face with an AHA cleanser: Use a cleanser with one of the AHAs (citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid) and move to the next step.