Sarah-Louise Waters

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Love them or hate them, we all get spots from time to time.  Generally the advice is to leave them well alone, but unless you are some kind of saint or you don’t possess a mirror there are some spots that simply can’t be ignored.  If you really need to pop or extract one, the following blog gives you all you need to know to be able to do so safely while still looking after your skin.



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If you tend to get spots in one area of your face more so than any other then it may be that this area is a “stress” area for you and your immune system here is compromised.  According to the theory of reflexology, different areas on your face represent different organs and biological systems within your body.  Therefore it may be that your facial stress zone is telling you that you have an issue within that body system rather than the facial skin itself.  


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I’m partly ashamed to admit that one of the reasons I trained to do beauty treatments is my obsession with spots.  The satisfaction derived from popping spots (or extraction, as it is professionally termed) can rarely be equalled and I truly miss Dermalogica facials in which extraction is a key element.  Spa facials due to client demographics and the required relaxation element, tend to be far more anti-ageing and hydration focused, but my first and true love is working with problematic skins.


However, that’s not to say that I pick and squeeze absolutely anything that I see - it pays to  know when and what can be extracted.  Many a person (and unskilled therapist) has done more damage than good to skin by desperately trying to squeeze an already inflamed area, risking deeper infection, widening the affected area and scarring.  This blog is aimed at helping you identify the different types of spots so that you know when’s it’s ok to prod and when best to leave well alone and reach for the concealer.

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