I haven't tried this poduct because I don't know which one to buy!!
can someone link me? I promise to write a lengthy review on my sensitive skin!!
I found this...but I not sure if this is the one. http://tweezermanprofessional.com/index.cfm?page=productdetail&prod=92
While I do not complain about my skin, because it's not really that problematic, I do have problems with dryness and clogged pores/blackheads on my nose. They are usually covered pretty well with makeup, but if I don't have to have them at all, even better.
To alleviate this problem, I picked up this extractor from Tweezerman. It looks like some kind of ancient torture device at first glance. But if used after a shower when the pores are open, this stuff does some serious work on blackheads! I almost never use the flat loop...I don't really even know why they put that one there. I use the thin loop, and apply pressure to my nose, run down a line on my nose, and this thing will pick up a TON of gunk from my blackheads. I noticed that someone said that it makes your pores appear larger, but that is just because it opens them up to remove all the junk clogging them. I have noticed that with continued use, this thing has significantly reduced the size of my pores. I have had this about 2 years, and it's a fantastic tool.
Make sure you keep this thing clean and also use a toner on your skin after using to pick up any oily debris that is left. I can't guarantee that this will work for everyone (it seems to irritate my boyfriend's skin a little bit), but for my specific nose blackhead problem, this is exactly what the doctor ordered.
this product is the best in extracting blackheads & whiteheads on the nose. I am surprised! but I used it on the forhead and the rest of the face & it appears to create more whiteheads cuz u're irritating it... & u kno how the skin heals w/ white stuff cuz it's the body's defense mechanism.
My entire forhead & face is covered w/ ruptured red spots due to the popping. I'ts so bad that I have 2 wear makeup & I nvr use makeup on the skin.
I really dn't kno what to think now. It does dig deep... but thn agn it creates a new 1. The think loox cheap & gross too on 1st appearance.. But I do think it wrx well on the nose w/o much irritation
I purchased the Trim extractor thanks to a lot of the reviewers who said it was just like the older Tweezerman which many reviewers perferred. I compared in the store and the Trim was thinner so I liked that. I works well though, I still got red-but I have very sensitive skin so it was expected. Won't be using it too much, but it is nice to have to rid your skin of clogs every now and then. Would buy again if lost and glad I bought the cheaper one since it is very comparable.
Up-date: The night before last I used the DHC Renewing AHA Cream then the next night after letting it stay on my face overnight I used the extractor and-whoa! So much stuff, I see what people mean now. I was using glycolics before, but I think the over night length and stronger AHA contents really loosened everything up. Stuff was just popping right out (not to be gross) much easier and with hardly any pressure.
Works great on blackheads! My T-zone hasn't looked this good since before puberty hit. I have to limit myself to using this once every couple of weeks though. It did make my skin red, so don't use it before you have to go out in public. I used it in the evening, and the redness was gone by morning.
I got my blackhead/blemish extractor at cvs for just $5! It's the exact same thing and alot cheaper. If you use properly this thing is amazing. After you press it to your skin it does make it extremely red but it does go away short after. I have heard that it leaves red tinted scars behind but your going to get those if you pop it with your fingers..ew. If you have an annoying whitehead that everyone can see this can take care of it way better than your fingers can!
Sometimes I really hate this tool because it's so addictive. If I'm not careful I wake up with cysts. And if I try to pop a pimple with this, it will still scar. But this works really well for blackheads. I used to have so many that I would be really embarassed and some people would comment on them. But now, people can barely even see my blackheads and say my skin is pretty clear. The one I have is different from the one pictured..mine is circular rather than rectangular. The flat end is for blackheads and the other end is for whiteheads. I found that the whitehead end doesn't work so I use the blackhead side..but like I said before, popping whiteheads with this thing still causes it to bleed and scar. It is best to use this right after showering or steaming your face to open up your pores. If you don't, you have to press really hard which can damage your skin. The first time I used this, I went overboard and woke up with super dry skin, which I got rid of by gently exfloliating and moisturizing. It's best not to use this before you go out unless you want to go out with red dents on your face.
This tool really works. It's easy to use, and quite addictive. It gets rid of blackheads really well, I do think, however, that once you start you have to keep it up or else the blackheads look worse than ever!
Actually, I'm reviewing the exact same tool manufactured by Denco from my local beauty supply. Cost: $9.50. It's made of stainless steel, has two ends, one large and flat; the other small and angled. It's substantially cheaper than Sephora's and the exact same thing. It easily extracts pus-pimples, which I get around my nose.
I'll admit that after I bought this product -hoping it would help with my whitehead problem - I was left feeling confused. There is minimal instructions on packaging. After reading reviews here, looked on Tweezerman.com website. They offer useful instructions. I quote: "Thin angled loop to roll out mature whiteheads and a flat side to press out blackheads." The key is MATURE whiteheads. Unless they're on the surface, they won't be extracted. You'll wind up with dented and red skin!
So, this product is quite effective when used properly.
This item is a very important part of my skin regime. I have naturally large pores on my t-zone and they are always getting clogged. A few times each week, I use this at night after I wash my face. I never use the big flat end, but I use the small end and gently press out the gunk from the pores on my nose and chin. It is very satisfying and can get addictive.
An esthetician actually recommended this. I was seeing her every few months, but she had to perform so many extractions each time, that she told me to come twice a month. Then she realized that no matter how often I came, I still was getting clogged, so she told me to gently steam and extract at home a few times a week. Now when I go for facials (not often) they comment on how clear my skin is!
When I was using regular moisturizers, I would get a lot more stuff out. I switched to a jojoba oil-only routine and now I need to use this tool much less often. If I use sunscreen, I absolutely have to use this at night or I will wake up to a sea of milia.
A great purchase for someone whose skin gets clogged easily like mine.