Sorry your having so much trouble achieving your desired skin condition!
Nyame Dua offers a very good deep cleansing, pore refining facial called the Hydra Refine Pore Perfecting Facial which comes with the steam & extraction processes:
Hydra Refine Pore Perfecting Facial ~ £40
~ To meet the special needs of normal to oily skin, Repechage has formulated 5 superior products specifically designed to deep clean, minimize oily shine and fight blemish causing bacteria without drying or irritating the skin. Hydra Refine® balances the skin's PH and is non-comedogenic and non-occlusive.
I personally deliver this treatment myself & enjoy the process of extraction (such weird creatures us therapists are) & have yet to have had a client 'complain' or present redness which does not subside by the end of the treatment or further damage/complications to their skin, however extraction can be uncomfortable.
I do not use my hands when extracting comedones (black heads), I use a blackhead extractor which I find more effective at encouraging the black heads out of the pores!
Sometimes, I do find blackheads a lil stubborn however I either extend the steam time or, they may simply not be ready to come out yet, & so regular treatments, with steam would be advised!
I'd never dig for the Earth in trying to release black heads, this would just add trauma to the skin & wouldn't be a pleasant experience for you, so for me, its about understanding how your skin works!
Would love to hear from you!
Akosua @ Nyame Dua
Nyame Dua is a mobile spa & day spa facility, serving clients in London, Essex & Kent.
~ Our service is available every day except Tuesdays & Sundays.
~ The Treatment Room (Day Spa) is available for appointments from 8am - 9pm.
~ The mobile service is available from 10am - 10pm
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Tel: 07863 317 602