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Why Do Breakouts Occur after Extraction?

Author: Celine Chan
by Celine Chan
Posted: May 02, 2018
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You step out of the spa feeling rejuvenated and fresh after a facial treatment – until you wake up the next day seeing your face covered with new breakouts and screaming to yourself "Is this normal?"

Having a breakout (Purging) after facial is one of the most common complaints.

But before you start giving yourself unnecessary scares, perhaps you might want to understand the real reason behind your breakouts.

Why do breakouts occur?

During an extraction treatment, the therapist will have to squeeze on your skin to clear out your clogged pores. The squeezing may cause some redness on your skin, which will usually wear off in a day, or two. Depending on your skin condition, some of you may experience only minimal redness.

The therapist may also intentionally leave out some pimples or zits as they are not "matured" enough to be removed yet. As a result, some purging may occur due to self-cleaning pores.

But, do NOT be alarmed yet!

The occurrence of this situation can be minimised or prevented if you know the proper ways to caring your skin.

In addition to your facial/extraction, using the right products and caring for your skin is essential for lasting results -- as well as to reduce your post-facial breakouts.

How should I take care of my skin after a facial?

Post-facial skincare plays a huge part in optimising and maintaining results of your facial treatment.

  1. Do not touch your face especially the open wounds after an extraction to prevent bacteria from forming.
  2. Cleanse it regularly and gently. Do not use exfoliating products for a week to prevent skin irritation as the skin was already deeply cleansed during the facial treatment. Instead, try using gentle facial products for daily cleansing.
  3. Avoid or minimize the use of makeup as it might clog your pores easily due to open wounds. If you have to put on heavy make up for an important event, it is recommended to have a facial at least 3-5 days before.
  4. Avoid using saunas or steaming your face as this will open up pores. Over-steaming your face might result in sensitivity.

Following these home-care facial tips will prolong the effectiveness of your facial treatment and prevent further breakouts.

You may also try to apply our BABOR Purifying Mask over the pimple area or non-matured pimples for anti-septic purposes, which helps to absorb excess sebum on your face in order to clear your congested skin

Brought to you by:My Cozy Room Boutique Spa (

About the Author

My Cozy Room is the home of Singapore’s Best Extraction Facial, and a Top Ten TripAdvisor Recommended Spa located just off Orchard Road.

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Author: Celine Chan

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