Mischo Beauty School: Extractions 101

This post is in response to a question from fellow beauty blogger, MakeupByRenRen. She wanted to know what the extraction process involved and if it was painful. So in response to her questions, I've decided to dedicate this post to extractions.

The extraction process involves the manual removal of build-up and blackheads, which helps to unblock clogged areas and minimize the size of pores. Basically, oil and other forms of build-up are extracted from the hair follicles. There are three ways in which this can be done- the esthetician may wrap index fingers with cotton, use cotton swabs or use a comedone extractor, which is a metal tool.

During a facial, the esthetician will cleanse, exfoliate and treat the skin with steam in order to soften pores and prepare for extractions. Next, pressure is applied around the skin surrounding the hair follicle in order to extract the impaction. The procedure might be uncomfortable, but should be painless. As long as you're seeing an experienced esthetician, you should have no worries!

That's pretty much the easiest answer, without going into too much detail. Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Love your skin.



juvenescent said...

Please people see an esthetician! When I was suffering from a bad blackhead breakout, I decided that I was going to extract my own. It hurt, it took a long time and it took a long time for one of the scars to heal. So not worth it. See a pro, it's your skin!

December 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Juvenescent": Thanks for that! Extractions are NOT a "DIY" procedure. You WILL scar yourself permanently if you aren't careful! :(

I'm in total agreement with you regarding seeing an esthetician! :)

December 22, 2008 at 11:52 AM
MakeupByRenRen said...

ohhh i think i get it now, thanks for the post! i feel so special :) i was thinking of making myself an appointment after i get my x-mas money at the blue mercury spa here in atlanta...thanks to you!

December 22, 2008 at 1:46 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "MakeupByRenRen": No problem! I'm here to answer your questions! Please let me know if you decide to try Bluemercury. Happy Holidays! :)

December 23, 2008 at 3:42 PM

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