Everything You Need To Know About Blackhead Extractions

Everything You Need To Know About Blackhead Extractions

Facial extraction is the process of clearing clogged pores. Extraction is done to clear the buildup of sebum, dirt and dead skin cells. One type of facial extraction is blackhead removals which often involve squeezing the skin to extract the materials clogging the pores. Blackhead extraction can be safely done during the professional treatment. Before deciding to go for a facial, here are things you should know about blackhead extractions.

Blackheads explained

Two of the most common blemishes experienced are blackheads and whiteheads. Whiteheads, known as pustules, as a result of a buildup of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are essentially made of the same material as whiteheads. However, blackheads are open blemishes that are exposed, resulting in oxidation, making them dark brown or black. As blackheads are open, blackheads are typically extracted while whiteheads are not, as blackhead extraction does not disrupt the surface of the skin.

Are extractions really bad for you?

Extractions get a bad reputation because if not done properly, they could leave more scars on the skin and make you feel painful and uncomfortable after the extraction. These issues are what cause people to be reluctant to try blackhead extractions and put a negative light on blackhead extractions. However, removing blackheads will eliminate the debris and dead skin cells that have accumulated in your skin. Cleaning the pores out will not only prevent future breakouts from occurring but allows your skin to breathe. So, blackhead extractions are nothing to be afraid of as they can actually be good for your skin.

Should I extract blackheads at home?

While extractions can technically be done at home, we recommend leaving it to the professionals. Extractions– just like pimple popping– should never be done at home. Squeezing on your skin can lead to hyperpigmentation and scarring. So if you feel like you have a buildup of blackheads and want clearer skin, book an appointment for facial extraction instead.

What happens during an extraction?

Facial extractions at salons are performed by estheticians or skin therapists who will analyse your skin for the most suitable skin treatment. Blackhead extractions typically start by steaming the face. Light steam will soften and expand the pore, allowing the clogged debris to be extracted more easily. At My Cozy Room Facial Spa, this is followed by deep cleansing and exfoliation to prepare the pores for extraction. We then use our gentle extraction techniques to target your blackheads and breakouts.

Is extraction safe for sensitive skin?

Blackhead extraction is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. My Cozy Room Facial Spa’s skin therapists are skilled and trained in treating all kinds of skin conditions. Using a pore refine mask, the blackheads and whiteheads are softened to allow for easier extractions. The extractions are done in a gentle and efficient manner to avoid any scarring and discomfort. We also only use professional-grade products from BeKind that are suitable for sensitive skin for all our treatments. BeKind is a local, luxury skincare brand with products specially formulated with natural and effective ingredients to suit local skin conditions that are gentle in repairing and protecting the skin.


Blackhead removal and facial extractions are beneficial for all skin types. With the help of a professional, pore facial treatments can clear your skin and prevent acne. At My Cozy Room Facial Spa, we specialise in all kinds of facial treatments, from acne to anti-ageing facial treatments in Singapore.

Known for the Best Extraction Facial in Singapore, My Cozy Room has also attained several awards such as Daily Vanity Beauty Treatment Awards 2022: Daily Vanity Recommends and Women’s Weekly Spa awards 2022 : Best Anti-Acne and Clarifying Facials.

Book an appointment with us today to try our award-winning Ultimate Pore Extraction Facial at only $144 (U.P. $338, 120 min). Valid for first-time customers residing in Singapore only.

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