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How to Extract Pimples

How to Extract Pimples

Pimples look awful on the face, and the first thing that oneself comes across their mind, is how to extract pimples. Extracting pimples is a simple process, but should only be performed for minor pimple breakouts.
Pragya T
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2018
Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads... all are the signs of acne. Acne being a complex condition, depends on many factors. Diet, exercise, detox, environmental factors all are related to acne. When performing extraction of pimples, whiteheads or blackheads at home keep these important points in mind. Never,do extraction for cystic acne.
Also, do not use too much pressure or unclean instruments. If you have minor breakouts then you can use the below methods. However, if you have severe acne, then for acne free skin you might need a dermatologist's help. This might involve some clinical treatment with modifications in diet and lifestyle.
Ways on Extract Pimples
Here are two methods of extracting pimples, in which the first involves use of tissues and the second involves a pimple extractor to remove pimples.
Using Tissue to Extract Pimples
1. So, first thing cleanse your face by dabbing a mild cleanser on a cotton ball. This will remove all dirt and grime from your face.

2. Then steam you face for 7-10 minutes. Make sure you take special care to steam the area which has pimples.

3. Then take a tissue box, and cover your both index fingers. Take both the fingers to the area of the pimple and start applying pressure on sides of the pimple. Keep applying the pressure till the pimple pops out, and all the pus comes out from it.
4. Clean the area, by wiping off all the pus using tissue. Then throw the tissues and proceed to the next pimple with fresh tissues.

5. This way remove all the pimples, and then wash your face.

6. Apply an antiseptic to the popped zits and some to the region around it. Wash your hands clean with soap and water and dispose off all the tissue papers.
Using Extractor to Extract Pimples
1. This method involves use of a pimple extractor. This instrument is made of stainless steel, and has a loop on one end a needle point on the other. This tools need to be used very carefully. Also, some beauticians say that using the pimple extractor method is not so good, as it can only increase the intensity of zits and blackheads. But, if you want you can go with this method too.
2. Again cleanse your face and steam it as mentioned in the first two steps of the above method.

3. Now, disinfect the extractor with alcohol. Then start extracting pimples by squeezing them using the loop side of the extractor. If the pimple is filled with pus, then you might want to aid the process by puncturing it with the needle point.

4. After puncturing, start squeezing out the pimple by pressing the metal loop around the pimple region, move it front and back to take out complete pus inside the pimple.
5. After you are done extracting one pimple, wipe the region with tissue, and clean the extractor in warm water and wipe it with a tissue.

6. Then proceed to remove the next pimple.

7. After you are done extracting all the pimples, wash you face and apply an antiseptic to the pimple and nearby regions.

8. Finally dispose off the used tissues, and disinfect the extractor and store it for future purposes.
If you want you can use the extractor or the tissue method to remove whiteheads and blackheads too. Again steaming your face is important. Also, make sure you use gentle pressure to remove the blackheads and whiteheads. As applying too much pressure can result into scarring of the place. Keep removing blackheads and whiteheads every week with any of the above method, and you will prevent pimples to a great extent.