Raise your hand if you’re a little gross

I really think we’re all a little gross, but it’s not something we talk about very often. If you’re the kind of gross that involves watching lots of Dr. Pimple Popper videos* and being simultaneously horrified and amazed by the human body, you’ll enjoy this thing I got from Amazon.

My new skincare bff

It’s an extraction set. It helps pull junk out of my face. ❤

I know how strange it sounds to be excited about this, but I really like to have a clean face and keep the crap out of my pores. I’m actively concerned about acne and blackheads, which is why I spend money on skincare in the first place. I feel like this little $7 set is going to make my life so much easier and probably save me money in the long run. Each of the tools is double ended, and each end is good for a different thing. At this point in my life I don’t get many huge pimples or cystic acne, so one or two of these tools will likely be passed on to my teenaged niece.

I’ve used it twice now, and the amount of gunk coming out of my face was shocking. It looked like I had relatively clean pores, but I still ended up pulling out blackheads and dead skin and… just… ew. I did a little research prior to using it for the first time, and it’s best if you do your extractions right after the shower, and don’t forget to sterilize the tools with alcohol before and after use. Afterward, I use my new favorite toner and a moisturizer, and all is right with the world.


*Be forewarned, some of this shit is absolutely foul, but it’s also informative and interesting, especially when she talks about how skin issues can be treated and how they happen in the first place.

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