A Simple Procedure For Blackhead Extraction
There are several ways to remove a blackhead and there are many different products on the market for removing them.
The very word ‘Extraction’ sound daunting but the process of extracting a blackhead is fairly straight forward and painless, if performed correctly.
One of the best ways to remove blackheads is to use a ‘blackhead remover tool’ or ‘Comedone Extractor’. Comedone, is the medical term for a blackhead and is commonly used by doctors.
Safety When Performing Blackhead Extraction
It is very important to ensure you keep the area of the blackhead clean whilst you are extracting it. Using rubber gloves and steralising the blackhead extraction tool before use so that bacteria does not infect the area, is essential.
You will also need alcohol wipes and a piece of gauze.
Removing The Blackhead Using A Blackhead Extraction Tool
First you will need to warm or heat up the area over and around the blackhead. This can be done by simply apllying a clean warm wet towel or using a steamer. This action will help soften the blackhead and will make it much easier to remove. Never try to remove a blackhead without first warming or steaming the area of the blackhead. It will make it much more difficult and could also damage your skin.
Once the area around and over the blackhead has been heated, it is always a good to wipe the area of the blackhead with the alcoholic wipe.
You will then need to take your ‘blackhead remover tool’ and place the ‘looped’ end over the blackhead itself. Once the loop is placed over the blackhead, you will need to gently apply a little pressure and begin to move the blackhead remover tool from side to side, in a gentle rocking motion.
The blackhead should begin to come out but if it doesn’t, try to warm up the area a little more. If it is proving difficult to remove the blackhead, consult a medical professional and do not try to force it out.
Please note: There may be a tiny amount of blood, this is common in blackhead extraction so don’t worry. Simply take your piece of gauze and apply a little pressure on the area until the bleeding stops.