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i used to have some bad acne and going to a dermatologist helped a lot. he fixed my skin so now I do some skin maintenance at home. if you have lots of clogged pores rather than full inflamed pimples then this tip will help. just don't try and use this tool on deep cystic acne, it'll really damage your skin
it is an extractor that attacks forming pimples so they never fully develop. I do this extracting process at night because it leaves skin red for an hour or two. doing this every week keeps my skin really clear
i know it looks like a torture device or something a dentist uses but it is my HG so give it a shot! you need to be careful when using this tool because if you are too aggressive with it you can bruise your face :( first, steam your face in the shower or hold a hot and wet washcloth to your face for 1-2 min. now your pores are open and it's time to use the extractor. hold the loop of your choice (I use the thinner wire loop) parallel to your face and press down very lightly, slowly dragging it along your face. this should not hurt, just feel a little uncomfortable at the more sensitive parts of your face. you'll see the gunk collect in the loop so just wipe it off after every swipe or two. you must start slow to get the hang of this tool!
most importantly, if after two swipes over a pore the gunk does not come out, move on and try again tomorrow. it's not worth it to damage your skin and the gunk will come out when it's ready.
i just introduced this tool to a friend today and she had the hang of the tool in less than 10 min after I used it on her for a few swipes. it's really weird at first but you'll grow to love it! once you are done cleaning your pores, sanitize the tool (I use the neutrogena pads to clean it out) then hold a wet and cold washcloth over the places you used the tool for 1-2 min to close the pores back up again so less gunk will get in them in the future.
The first time using this tool always takes the longest, the rest is just maintenance of your already cleaned out pores. I use this mostly on and around my nose, occasionally around my hairline too. I know it's a little expensive but it is an industrial strength stainless steel tool. think about how much $ you'll save by not always running out to buy disposable pore strips that so the same job but not quite as well. good luck and I hope this helps!