How to Extract Pimples LEROSETT®
How to Extract Pimples: From the time we start experiencing breakouts, generally, in our teenage years, it seems like we’ve always been told the same thing: Never pop your pimples! However, if this process is done correctly and carefully, you may be able to successfully extract a whitehead, pimple or blackhead without harming your skin. Remember, never try to pop a pimple that has not come to a head. If you attempt popping an undeveloped lesion, this may lead to a deeper infection and cause greater inflammation. Helpful tips on how to correctly extract a pimple or blackhead are listed below:
Using LEROSETT® Spot Treatment (Clay Treatment) to shorten the lifecycle of a pimple, at any time during its cycle. Especially if you spot treat the pimple as soon as possible before it’s red or infected. The minerals within LEROSETT® will help prevent the sore area that would become a pimple, not to become a pimple at all. Once you have an infected pimple, spot treatments will pull the infection to the surface faster so that it can be extracted and start to heal. After extraction, spot treating multiple times and overnight with LEROSETT® will help absorb excess fluid. LEROSETT® will also start to close the opening left from the extraction, thereby minimizing potential scarring.
- Make sure hands are clean (very important!)
- Cleanse your skin
- Steam your face for 5-10 minutes either in the shower or over a hot bowl of water, (put a towel over your head to trap in the steam) This will loosen the pores and make the extraction process less painful. Be careful not to scald yourself during this step!
- Optional: Massage infected area for a few minutes to release tension
- Prick top of a pimple with a sterilized needle or lancet
- Wrap fingers with tissues
- Place wrapped fingers on both sides of a pimple and use a rocking or rolling motion to start the extraction process
- After a few pushes if nothing comes out, stop pushing! If a pimple is truly ready to be extracted it won’t require a lot of pressure. You can damage the barrier wall and cause a worse infection, scarring, and possibly more pimples to form.
- Stop pushing when you see blood or clear fluid
- Wipe away any fluids and then use an astringent to disinfect the skin
- Use LEROSETT® Clay Mask or apply as a spot treatment
- Moisturize the skin
To avoid infection, always remember to sterilize your extractor every time you use it. To do this, boil the tool for ten minutes in hot water then cleanse it with rubbing alcohol.
We do not recommend attempting to extract aggravated, inflamed or infected acne lesions. This may worsen the acne and cause more breakouts and scarring. Also, it is critical to leave painful lesions and deep cysts alone. Do not try to extract these blemishes. You may apply LEROSETT® Clay Mask to a pimple several times a day to prevent swelling and keep the blemish from becoming more inflamed.
The extraction process may be extensive but if done correctly and carefully, you may be able to rid yourself of whiteheads and/or blackheads without causing irritation to the skin. If you are unsure about your skin condition, always seek advice from a physician or skincare specialist to confirm that you have acne and not one of many other skin conditions that can look similar to acne.
Also, having a few pimples is not acne by definition. Acne is a chronic, incurable skin disease. Most people who have pimples do not have an incurable skin disease. These days, real acne is cystic acne, lots of big painful cysts that leave scars and are there all the time. The term problem-skin should be used more often than acne. No matter how you handle your pimple, LEROSETT® Spot treatment is a valuable tool in preventing a pimple to star with, either by using the clay as a mask or as a spot treatment.
Disclaimer: The information contained on the Gunilla of Sweden® blog is provided for your general information only. Gunilla of Sweden® does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. Gunilla of Sweden® under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. If you are not sure about your condition see a physician.