How To Remove Blackheads With A Blemish Extractor

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How To Remove Blackheads With A Blemish Extractor

If you are anything like me, then you can’t let a pimple or blackhead live out its days on your face. It’s so tempting to squeeze the shit out of them with your fingers. But that is a no no. I did this all throughout my high school career, until one day I discovered the comedo extractor.

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A comedo extractor or blemish extractor is a thin metal tool used by professionals to remove blackheads. And all blackheads are dirt, oil and debris trapped inside the pores.


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I only use this tool about once or twice a week before I go to sleep. The tool will leave you with red pressure marks on your face. So, plan for a night of skin recovery. You should be very careful and make sure you are using your blemish extractor correctly. I wanted to share with you a step by step guide to remove those pesky blackheads! I also have to admit there is something so satisfying about watching the gunk come out of my skin.


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Step 1: Cleanse and steam your face or place a warm wet towel on the area you are extracting. The heat and moisture will help loosen up the bacteria.

Step 2: Wash your extractor tool before and after every use. I also like to rub alcohol on the tool as well as my skin before I start.

Step 3: Press down gently on your skin with the tool. Be careful not to press too hard, and wiggle from side to side until the debris comes out.

Step 4: After you are finished extracting the heck out of your face, apply a natural essential oil or toner to the area. Toners and astringents will help cleanse off extra residue and restore your skin’s ph balance.


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5 Steps To Follow For Beautiful Hair During Winter

5 Steps To Follow For Beautiful Hair During Winter

By Emma Lawson

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All ladies want their hair to be healthy, strong and beautiful. Still, winter time can prove to be a tricky season for effortlessly gorgeous hair. So, when the weather is colder and the air drier, there is a possibility of your hair getting damaged. In that respect, you might want to change up your beauty routines and some lifestyle habits. The following tips will undoubtedly help you keep your hair looking great during the harsh winter weather.

Don’t use heat too much

Heat styling products such as flat and curling irons are the enemy of your hair all year round. Still, during winter, hair can get damaged a lot more and easier even if you use heat protecting sprays. Therefore, it would be best to accept your natural hair and stay away from heat products. Blow drying your hair can also have similar negative consequences. It would be best to reduce your hair washing to twice or three times per week. Of course, when it’s cold outside it’s essential that you dry your hair properly. If you have to, style it with a round brush as you blow dry it. Don’t forget the heat protecting spray. It might not be as damaging as styling irons, but a blow dryer can also damage your hair.

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Deep condition your hair

In order to keep your hair nice and strong, you need to keep it moisturized. You might find that your regular hair products are not enough to live up to this task. Because of that, it’s highly recommended that you use some kind of a deep conditioning treatment once a week. You can use store-bought masks, keep things simple with oils or make your own DIY hair treatments. Make sure to apply it before bed so that your hair can soak up the moisture overnight.

Protect your hair from the cold

Apart from the products you use, you should also consider physical protection from the cold. This is especially important in places where winters are really harsh but you still have to go out. Therefore, get yourself a nice hat that would properly keep you warm, your hair safe from the damaging cold and your overall appearance stylish. Still, if you think that hats cause too much frizz in your hair, you can always use a silk scarf to wrap your hair before putting a hat on.

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Keep your body hydrated

Drinking a lot of water is a universal health and beauty tip that’s relevant throughout the year. Still, some people neglect drinking a lot of water during colder months. In order to make yourself drink water regularly, you can keep a bottle next to you with a ready cup as well. Hydrating yourself from the inside will keep both your skin and hair in good condition. Also, some bad habits can dehydrate your body, so definitely reduce your alcohol intake and do your best to quit smoking.

Proper diet

Like water drinking, proper and balanced diet plays an important role for the quality and condition of your skin and hair. In order to make sure that your hair can withstand the winter weather, you should eat a lot of fruits and veggies as well as omega 3 fatty acids that you can get from fish and nuts. Moreover, taking vitamin supplements will not only boost your immune system during the cold season, but will also improve the health and appearance of your hair and nails. For example, Vitamin B12 is on the top of the list when it comes to healthy and strong hair.

As you can see, your hair will benefit a lot if you take proper care of your health. Not everything can be resolved with special products and treatments. That doesn’t mean that you should neglect your hair care routine by any means. Make sure to change it up so that you don’t have to fear the cold and your hair keeps looking amazing.


Emma Lawson is a passionate writer, online article editor and a health enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to do research, and write articles to create awareness regarding healthy lifestyle. She also strives to suggest innovative home remedies that can help you lead a quality and long life.

Twitter @EmmahLawson

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Beauty Habits You Should Start In Your 20s

Hey, it’s Heather! I wanted to tell you guys what beauty habits I have started to incorporate into my daily routine. You can enhance your beauty by painting your face with makeup every morning or just take better care of your skin. You can develop beauty habits that can keep your skin youthful longer. When you feel good and take care of yourself, you look more attractive on the inside. I know that being 23 years old is not old, however, I have started to notice lines, spots and dry patches on my skin that weren’t there before. My beautiful imperfections inspired me to share my top beauty habits you should start in your 20s. Of course, age is inevitable, but you have slow down the signs of aging with these simple tips. What do you guys do to battle early fine lines and wrinkles?

I know that being 23 years old is not old, however, I have started to notice lines, spots and dry patches on my skin that weren’t there before. My beautiful imperfections inspired me to share my top beauty habits you should start in your 20s. Of course, age is inevitable, but you have slow down the signs of aging with these simple tips. What do you guys do to battle early fine lines and wrinkles?

Limit Shampooing

Everyone except my hair colorist looks at me crazy when I say I only wash my hair 3 times a day. The truth is, the longer you can go without shampooing, the better. You are stripping the hair of its natural oils when you wash too often. This ends up making your hair brittle and frizzy.

Get Outside More

Just because you are not a kid anymore doesn’t mean that your skin doesn’t need to see the sun. It might be hard to escape from the walls of your job, school, and home. But getting outside a few minutes a day can have a dramatic effect on your mood and health. Your skin absorbs the vitamin D from the sun like a sponge, which helps keep us healthy. Find a few minutes every day to appreciate the fresh air.

Drink Lemon Water

Drinking a glass of lemon water in the morning can do wonders for your metabolism and energy levels. Even if you are a caffeine drinker at least have a glass before your cup of coffee. Lemon water can also improve your digestive system and even make drinking your coffee easier. Lemons also alkaline-balance the body, which can strengthen your immune system and prevent cancer.

Don’t Fall Asleep With Makeup On

The worse thing you can do for your skin is to sleep in your makeup. Make it your goal in your 20s to develop a solid, yet simple nightly routine. Even if you have to stash makeup wipes in your nightstand. When you don’t take your makeup off, your pillow collects oil and bacteria, which cycle back into your skin. Gross. Have a nightly game plan ladies. This also helps to tell your body that you are transitioning into rest mode.

Exfoliate Often

A lot of women with dry skin simply aren’t exfoliating enough. Of course, you don’t want to be too rough on your skin, but you need to clean out the oil and dirt trapped in your pores. There are a lot of different ways to exfoliate. Dry brushing is excellent for exfoliating and increasing your blood circulation. I love using body scrubs a few times a week to slough off the dead skin.

Take Cold Showers

I know this sounds crazy, but taking a cold shower in the morning can raise your energy and set a healthy tone for the rest of the day. You don’t even have to take a full 20-minute freezing shower. At least spend the last 5 minutes with the bone-chilling water keeping you company. Studies have actually found a lot of health benefits linked to cold showers. I wrote a whole blog post on this topic you can find right here.

Moisturize Your Skin

Your daily moisturizer does more than you think. Not only does it keep your skin hydrated, but it also protects you from bacteria by acting as a barrier. Moisturize at least once a day to keep your skin looking fresh. I always apply my moisturizers right after I get out of the shower. I pat myself until I’m not soaking wet and then lather on the lotion. Don’t forget to slather it on your neck and use a moisturizer with a good SPF.

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Even if you aren’t destroying your hair with heat or dyes, your locks go through a lot on the daily. Cigarettes, pollution, the sun, and weather can all have a major effect on your hair. An easy weekly treatment can bring volume and shine back into your hair. Take however much coconut oil you need and warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds. Saturate the oil throughout your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight. After you wash out the coconut oil, your hair will be soft and easier to manage.

Clean Up Your Diet

Last year I had to finally tell myself “You’re not 15 anymore, which means you can’t eat whatever you want”. This is so true. If you are like me and struggle to health perfectly green and healthy all the time, don’t worry. At least try to incorporate greens, fruit and plenty of water in your diet every day for glowing skin and hair.

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The Importance of Exfoliation

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Exfoliating plays an important role in your skin care routine. I tend to have drier skin during the colder months of the year. So, as soon as my face looks cakey underneath my makeup, I know it’s time to exfoliate more. Exfoliating removes the dead layer of cells on the skin’s surface.

Dead skin cells clog pores, which creates blemishes and dull looking skin. Getting rid of this dead layer of skin promotes the growth of new skin cells for a healthier complexion. Exfoliation also helps your beauty products absorb into your skin better.

You can use body peels, body scrubs or dry brushing to get soft skin. I love using homemade body scrubs and my pink loofah to get the job done. Remember that exfoliating too often can cause irritated and even damaged skin especially if you have sensitive skin. You may want to choose a more gentle body scrub that contains all natural ingredients.

Health Benefits of Exfoliating

Increases Blood Circulation and Reduces Signs of Aging

As we age, our blood circulation naturally begins to slow down. Poor circulation can cause more serious health conditions. However, the mechanical act of exfoliation stimulates the blood flow to the skin. This motion improves the circulation and prevents premature signs of aging. Not only can you prevent future health issues, but you can also have a beautiful complexion.

Prevents Breakouts

Dirt and oil can get trapped and congested in the pores. These toxins can reduce the smooth appearance of your skin and enlarge your pores. Exfoliation removes surface dry skin cells, which will help unclog impurities from pores and keep your skin clear of blemishes.


Hyperpigmentation is dark spots found on the skin. These spots can occur from pregnancy, aging, or even genetics. Exfoliation helps break up the pigmented cells and accelerate the fading and lightening process.

Hydrates Dry Skin

Some of us make the mistake of slathering on creams and lotions to compensate for itchy, dry skin. The effective remedy to keep your skin hydrated is to exfoliate. Body scrubs help skin care products such as moisturizers absorb into our skin better.

Prevents Ingrown Hairs and Razor Bumps

Dead skin cells can potentially clog up razor blades, which leads to ingrown hairs and uneven skin tone. Removing the unwanted dead skin cells before shaving gives you a smoother, closer shave.

Tan Better

Whether you are sun tanning or fake tanning, exfoliating helps products like lotions and spray tans absorb better in the skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells before you apply tanning products will result in a longer lasting tan.


Exfoliation helps your mind let go of worries and stresses if only for a few moments. Helps you to think clearer and focus on what is important. Relaxation is essential for your overall well-being and happiness.

Ways To Exfoliate

Exfoliating Gloves-

Exfoliating gloves are a cheap option if you can’t afford expensive body scrubs. You can add water, soaps, scrubs or nothing. Some of these gloves are pretty rough, so be gentle when you are scrubbing away.

Exfoliating Body Lotion-

A great alternative to chemical peels is exfoliating body lotions. These lotions not only exfoliate but also rehydrates your skin. The ingredients in most body peels are too harsh for people who have sensitive skin.

Dry Brushing-

The circular motion of the bristles can help detoxify your skin, by draining the lymph nodes. You can do this in the shower by moving the brush in a circular motion while working up your body .

Skin-Care Brushes-

The power behind facial cleansing brushes removes dirt and oil from your skin. It’s more effective than body scrubs, but safer than peels.


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