by : Ismail Azmi
What Is a Blackhead Extractor?
Blackhead extractor helps the person to pull out or extract, as the name suggests, the blackhead from the skin surface. However, utmost care should be taken while extracting, because you may wound it, lead to bleeding. Improper procedure may also push infection deeper down into the skin and damage the skin dermis. Steaming your face over hot water is good idea before extracting the blackhead; it will moisten the skin and loosen up the blackhead.
Types of Blackhead Extractors
Make sure that the pores have been opened and the affected area is clean before extracting the blackhead, whichever tool or method you choose.
In this procedure, you just need to use tissue, nothing else, this is the simplest process. Simply using your fingers and a tissue is perhaps the most well-known method of blackhead extraction. Cover your fingers completely with a tissue, once your pores are opened, place your tissue covered fingers on blackheads, make sure that your fingertips will not touch your face, and softly press on and slowly pull the blackhead out. Do not try and force the blackhead out, otherwise it can crack leading to scarring.
Comedone extractor tool, made of stainless steel, like a dentist pick with two very small metal loops, could help you to pull out or extract the nasty junk and remove the blockage. With a hole at the center, and a scoop looks like point at the ending, and the blackhead plug comes out by the hole, by doing mild pressure to the blackhead with this tool. This tool works best after a shower, when the pores are open and loosened up. Or you can you can steam your face over hot water. But, while extracting the junk you have to be careful, the act may also push the material into the deeper skin tissue.
Lancet Comedone Extractor
Most professionals and beautician practitioner as well use this blackhead extractor. Comes with two ends, one is the lancet that creates a hole in the blackhead while the loop is used to squeeze the “head” out. And all the dirty elements from within the blackhead are squeeze out from the other end of the tool.