Blackheads are an annoying and unattractive problem that most people face at some point. They can be frustrating to remove but using a bobby pin can make it easier to get those pesky blackheads out without causing further damage. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use a bobby pin to pop blackheads.
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
Before you begin, gather the necessary tools for this process:
- Clean bobby pins
- Cleanser or facial scrub
- Clean towels or cloths
Make sure your bobby pins are clean before using them. You can sterilize them by wiping them with alcohol or boiling them in water for a few minutes.
Step 2: Cleanse Your Face
Use a cleanser or facial scrub to cleanse your face thoroughly, focusing on the areas where you have blackheads. This helps loosen up any dirt and oil in the pores and makes it easier for you to extract the blackhead.
Pro tip: Use warm water when cleansing, as it opens up the pores and makes extraction easier.
Step 3: Prepare the Bobby Pin
Take one of your clean bobby pins and bend one end of it slightly so that it forms a small loop. This will help prevent injury while extracting the blackhead.
Pro tip: Make sure you only bend one end of the bobby pin; leaving both ends straight will make extraction difficult.
Step 4: Apply Pressure Gently
Place the bent side of your prepared bobby pin onto your skin with gentle pressure around both sides of your blackhead area, not directly overtop. Move around slowly until you see sebum being expressed onto surface of skin right outside pore, if nothing comes out after light attempts stop trying as overly-aggressive efforts can actually make things worse.
Pro tip: Be sure to apply only gentle pressure, too much force can lead to scarring and further damage the skin.
Step 5: Pull Up and Out
Use upward pressure on the extraction sites edges with your looped bobby pin end like tweezers. You should see a small amount of “plug” or debris come out from the treatment area. Once you finish extracting blackheads, rinse affected areas again with cleanser then use toner if available after treatment to help detoxify pores followed by moisturizer.
Pro tip: Do not continue pushing/gripping at an extraction site over-and-over because inventing new squeezing techniques offers no benefit; it will simply cause irritation if it appears unable to release what’s inside already.
- Can I reuse my bobby pins for blackhead removal?
Ans: Yes, but make sure they are clean before each use.
- Will using a bobby pin leave scars?
Ans: It depends on how you extract them. Make sure you apply gentle pressure and don’t squeeze too hard.
- What’s the best time to extract blackheads?
Ans: After washing your face in warm water that has opened up your pores is ideal.
In conclusion, with patience and care, popping blackheads with a bobby pin is possible under appropriate circumstances for some people suffering from these painful skin blockages across their faces or other body parts . Remember always to disinfect tools beforehand through boiling or using alcohol wipes – be careful when bending double ends!