Getting an extraction facial in Singapore is one of the most effective ways to clear clogged pores and reduce sebum production to prevent more acne from surfacing. Although it is a popular option for many dealing with acne, there are still misconceptions surrounding this facial treatment.
In this article, we will be debunking some of these common misconceptions so as to help you understand more about extraction facials before you decide to go for one.
1. The more the extractions hurt, the more effective it is
Some may think that the more the extractions hurt, the more effective the facial treatment is. This could be due to the incorrect belief that more gunk is being extracted, hence, it feels more painful. Unfortunately, feeling a lot of pain during an extraction facial is usually not normal and could point to the wrong technique or tool being used.
However, it is also important to take into consideration that your pain tolerance may be lower than others and thus, feel slightly more pain.
2. My esthetician did not do a good job because I still see whiteheads
Another misconception about extraction facials is that leaving the beauty salon with clear skin is a must. On the contrary, you may notice that some pimples, or specifically, whiteheads were left untouched by your esthetician. Whiteheads that are closed within the pores cannot be forcefully removed as doing so may force more of the infection that is causing the blemish deeper into the skin.
So the next time you wonder why you still have little bumps on your skin after an extraction facial, know that it is not because your esthetician did not do a good job, but because those whiteheads are not ready to be extracted yet.
3. I can do my own extractions
As much as we would all like to go for the economical route, such as doing our own extractions, the truth is that the average person is simply not equipped with the right knowledge and tools to do it properly.
Most extraction facials start off with double cleansing, exfoliation and steaming before the real challenge – the actual extraction process. The right technique is needed to prevent bruising or wounding the skin, which is why it takes estheticians years to master their craft through hands-on experiences.
You can certainly do your own extractions at home but the end result may not be what you had imagined so we advise against taking the risk.
4. Going for an extraction facial once or twice a year is enough
If you have generally healthy skin with just a few manageable blemishes here and there, then going for an extraction facial once or twice a year may suffice.
But if you are dealing with acne, it is recommended to go for an extraction facial once every month at least until it starts clearing up. Maintenance is key as extractions are not a one-off thing since pores tend to clog up very fast, especially if you apply makeup on a daily basis or have oily skin.
If you are looking to go for one of the best extraction facials in Singapore, you may want to consider our Signature Extraction Treatment Facial here at Indulgence Beauty. Our estheticians are trained using only the advanced techniques of facial extraction that involve using the fingers to manipulate the skin around clogged pores to remove gunk.
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