Friday, September 26, 2014
Majestic Bombay Blemish Extractor #MBBlackheadRemover
If you've read any of my skincare reviews, you might know that I have oily skin that's prone to breakouts. I'm also over 40, which means that my skin is aging.
This is totally NOT FAIR. Just putting that out there.
Be that as it may, I have to deal with it in several ways. I'm incorporating more skincare into my routine, paying attention to how I cleanse my skin, and using tools like this Majestic Bombay Blemish Extractor.
When you first get it, it comes in a plastic sleeve. I recommend washing it and then sanitizing with alcohol before using it. One of the main benefits of using a metal tool like this is that you can santitize it. If you've been using your fingers to pop pimples, you have probably been spreading bacteria around your face and creating more problems. Most people's fingernails have bacteria breeding grounds under them.
Another reason to use this tool is that the ends are shaped differently for extracting particular types of blemishes, which means that you'll need less pressure, and you're getting a more targeted area. This leads to less bruising and scraping of the skin.
My aging skin appreciates not being scraped and bruised as much, too. Why do things take so much longer to heal now than they did in my 20's?
This narrow, angled tip is good for digging in under a blackhead. It also fits better into those crevices around the nose, where I tend to break out. Be careful with how much pressure you exert, though - this end can hurt if you're not careful.
This wide, flat side is better for removing whiteheads that have broken through the skin. It spreads the pressure out over the edges of the pimple, helping to get a better extraction.
This tool is a little longer than an OPI bottle of nail polish (polish not included!), and is sturdy and well-made. I have had other extractors that fell apart during cleaning, or even during extracting, but this one has survived almost daily use for about a month. Thank goodness it travels well, too, because I can't imagine going on a trip without it!
I spray it after each use with alcohol, and then store it with my makeup brushes, so that it gets washed when they do - roughly once a week.
As of this writing, the Majestic Bombay extractor is available on Amazon.com for $7.99, and ships free with Amazon Prime.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.