The pros and cons of at home treatment should be considered when making your decision to treat blackheads. While you may save a bit of money investing in an aestheticians extraction tool of your own or getting a deep cleaning product or pore strip the results are not comparable and in some situations can make your skin worse.
Deep cleaning pore strips remove the blackheads and comedones (clogged hair follicle in the skin) and rip off the outermost layer of skin as well, often leaving the tip of a blackhead and pore clogged. Skin preparation is selected to minimise irritation and potential scarring.
Other side effects from home treatment are associated with excessive pressure causing broken capillaries in sensitive reddened skin (otherwise known as couperouse), hyperpigmentation or increasing dark spots, provoking an infection and causing it to spread.
Great home skincare is essential for maintaining skin balance and controlling oiliness in the skin as long as you are regular with your routine. Thames Skin Clinic designs your home treatment products specifically for your skin and provide advice and support on how to use them properly. We believe your skin needs regular check-ups to ensure the correct products are used and we recommend you book a monthly review or appointment when your skin products finish to ensure they are the correct products for your skin.