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By Amanda Richards

Standing just centimeters away from the mirror? Identifying big blackheads on your face? A face full of blackheads? You see them, you know what they are, your arch nemesis, blackheads! Getting ready to squeeze? STOP! Step away from the mirror and drop the extraction tool! Breathe, stop the squeezing, the pinching, the harsh scrubbing, and end the frustration. Put an end to your blackheads once and for all!……Ok maybe more like for the next 28-30 days. I’m here to tell you the truth about your blackheads, debunk blackhead myths, discuss professional blackhead extraction, and share the secrets of the skincare world, so that you can truly once and for all see lasting results when it comes to achieving clearer skin.

Blackheads, what are they, and how do they form? To understand how to combat blackheads, you must first understand their origin. Our skin is covered with small openings called hair follicles, also called pores. Pores allow the Sebaceous glands in our skin to secret sebum, also identified as oil. Sebum helps to keep our skin moisturized, keeping our tissue healthy. Every 28-30 days your skin cells turn over, creating new and healthy tissue, and leaving a layer of dead skin cells on top, trapping sebum in your pores. Sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells collect and clog your pores, and when this is exposed to oxygen it goes through a process called oxidation, leaving us with blackheads, and stuck in the pharmacy aisle comparing different peel off charcoal masks.

Why do none of the pore strips, peel off masks, or scrubs ever seem to get rid of your blackheads? One simple answer. Because they can’t. These products are only able to reach and work on the outermost layer of our skin, the epidermis. As we have discovered your blackheads are clogged inside of your pores, and the only way to get them out, is to take them out with extractions! The best blackhead extraction ia a mild manipulation done to the skin (either manually or mechanically) to help remove any congestion. Deep blackhead extractions can be done with an extraction facial for blackheads. Silver Mirror Facial Bar’s Acne-Fighting Facial focuses on blackhead extractions to cleanse the skin, and provide a deep exfoliation treatment to help remove dead skin cells, and soften the tissue to prepare the skin for seamless extractions. Once extractions are performed you are left with clean and clear pores, improving overall skin clarity and appearance of your pores.

In order to truly get your blackheads under control, you need to continuously act on being preventive and corrective when it comes to your skincare. Prevent the buildup that causes the blackheads, and correct the already formed clogged pores through receiving regular monthly extractions. To find the most attentive and results-oriented extraction facials, head to the facial bar near you: Silver Mirror Facial Bar, and receive our pore refining Acne-Fighting Facial. Equipped with the latest skincare technology, and high-performance ingredients, we will leave you with a clear skin glow. In this facial an enzyme mask is used, which seeps into your pores, dissolves dead skin and sebum, helping to clear out congestion and aid in the detailed extraction process. Enzymes have the ability to attack your blackheads at the source, inside your pores, unlike over the counter products. To help maintain results after an extraction facial, use an enzyme mask at home once to twice a week. Sanitas Skincare Papaya Pineapple Mask is the perfect at home enzyme mask for congested skin, containing a naturally occurring ingredient called bromelain that eats away at dead skin cells, and high amounts of Vitamin C derived from pineapple enzymes that helps reveal brighter skin.

In your facial blackheads will be a main focus around your nose and cheeks.  Blackhead extraction and blackhead removal in your facial is a crucial step.  Blackhead nose extraction can be painful, but we use steam and hot towels to ease the discomfort and help comedones open quickly.  Comedonal acne, are skin-coloured, small bumps, that need to be professional treated with a comedonal facial, similar to the Acne-Fighting Facial.  For blackhead extraction facials or blackhead removal near you, please look for a Silver Mirror location for facials for blackheads, comedones, large blackhead extraction and deep blackhead extraction.

There is a solution to blackheads: commitment and consistency. Our skin will continue to produce sebum and our skin cells will turn over and continue to cycle. There is no one time magic cream or fix to blackheads. But I am here to tell you there is hope and clear skin days ahead. With consistent, at-home exfoliation, and monthly extraction facials, your skin will finally be able to be blackhead free. You are not alone in the fight against blackheads, at Silver Mirror you will always receive the education and support you deserve. Find the answer to your skincare wishes and top-rated skincare products at SilverMirror.com.  Leave the extractions to professional blackhead extraction and we’ll leave the clear skin with you.

September 11, 2020