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The Amazing Benefits of Facial Extractions

The average American woman spends $225,360 on beauty products in their lifetime.

It doesn't matter how expensive your products are and how regimented you are with your skincare routine. You won't get the full results if you aren't getting regular facial extractions. 

Facial extractions are an essential step in the beauty routine of anyone who wants clear and radiant skin. 

Here is everything you need to know about facial extractions and the many benefits they have for your skin.

Facial Extractions

What Are Facial Extractions?

Facial extractions are a deep cleaning of clogged pores. The Associated Skin Care Professionals defines it as: "the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means." 

Many people can be confused by this definition, though, and take it as permission to start popping their own pimples as they appear. But a word to the wise: this will only make things worse. 

Your hands and fingernails are covered in bacteria that can get under your skin when you pop a pimple. You increase the risk of scarring and further infection when you take matters into your own hands. It can even delay your body's natural healing process, resulting in a pimple that sticks around for longer.

During a facial extraction, your dermatologist or esthetician will use sanitized tools or their hands with gloves on. Sometimes, they will use steam to help to open up the pores to assist with extraction. Exfoliation can also help to loosen up the pores to help with the process.

Benefits of Facial Extractions

When done correctly, facial extractions can have countless benefits for your skin in the short and long term. Here are some of the primary benefits of facial extractions.

Removes Blackheads and Whiteheads

Using tools that create pressure in the area of the clogged poor, extractions remove the sebum, oil, and dead skin cells. These are the main causes of black and whiteheads.

Extractions can remove pimples immediately without increasing the risk for infection and scarring. On the other hand, when you attempt to pop your own pimples using your hands, you increase make matters worse.

Prevents Future Breakouts

With regular pore extractions, your pore congestion decreases. This helps to prevent future breakouts. 

Blackheads and whiteheads are caused by a buildup of sebum, oil, dead skin cells, and even the makeup or sunscreen you use on your face. If you are regularly clearing your pores of these things, you prevent that buildup and can stop a breakout before it occurs.

Faster Healing From Breakouts

Have you ever decided to pop your own pimples only to make things worse? It's common for breakouts to worsen when you pop them yourself since bacteria can get under the skin. The pressure from your fingers can also be more than necessary and irritate a larger area of the skin.

When you extract your pimples properly, they will heal more quickly. Facial extractions apply precise and gentle pressure targeting the clogged pores. This removes the contents without causing any further damage or irritation to the skin.

Improved Product Absorption

If your pores are clogged, they aren't able to absorb the products you apply. Therefore, you may not be getting the full benefits of using that product.

When your pores are clear from any congestion, they will be better able to absorb products. With regular facial extractions, you will notice that you get greater benefits from your skin products. This can save you money and time in the long run.

Clearer Complexion

Extractions do more than simply eliminating future breakouts. Facial extractions will give you a clearer complexion and minimize the appearance of pores. 

Your friends will be complementing the natural glow of your skin. You may even get to ditch the concealer and foundation every once and a while and just let your naked skin shine through!

At-Home Facial Extractions

With so many benefits to facial extractions, it's no wonder that so many people schedule regular extractions at their favorite spa. But the cost of this service can quickly add up. Oftentimes, spas are only during regular working hours, which may not be convenient with your schedule.

If you don't have the time or the money to devote to regular extractions, you might be wondering if there's an easier way.

Professionals have been warning against attempting facial extractions at home for decades. But, technology has recently advanced and transformed at-home facial extractions.

No longer does an at-home facial extraction mean using your hands and nails to pop your pimples. You can now purchase a pore extraction device that can give you the same results as professional extractions at a fraction of the cost.

These devices generally use a suction method for extraction. The interchangeable heads allow you to target specific areas to remove impurities from the skin.

Oftentimes, these at-home tools combine microdermabrasion and extraction. Microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin cells on the top of your skin. This procedure can minimize the appearance of scars, wrinkles, sunspots, and acne.

With both of these treatments combined in one tool, you will notice that your skin is smoother, clearer, and has an even tone. You don't normally see these benefits without an expensive trip to a dermatologist or esthetician. With at-home pore extraction, you get all of the benefits with the high price tag. 

Bring the Spa to Your Home Today

No longer do facial extractions have to be a luxury you can only find at a spa or dermatologist. New developments in technology mean that you can give yourself a facial extraction from the comfort of your own home to help your skin glow.

If you're ready to transform your skin, Spa Sciences has the tools that you need. Check out all of our tools, like the BELLA, to bring the spa home and give your skin the care that it deserves! 

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