Like this 🌸 beautiful comedo 🌸 (aka blackhead) that was extracted. Comedones are clogged hair follicle (pores). Keratin and oil block the pore and the exposure to oxygen turns them black. A comedo may or may not become inflamed and turn in to a papule or pustule. In any case, leave the extraction to the pros. It brings your esthetician joy and is safer for your skin 😝. At home, wash your face with the correct cleanser and exfoliate regularly to keep pores open. Stay away from any comedogenic ingredients that block pores.
Your skin is not all the same on in the different areas of the face. The area around the eyes is more delicate, your T-Zone (chin, nose and forehead) is usually oilier. When you mask at home, don’t be afraid to mix and match according to your skin’s needs. Always read instructions and ingredients. Is the mask exfoliating? Hydrating? Or for blemish control? This will most likely determine how long the mask should stay on and how often you should use it. Especially important for clay masks - let them dry, but not crack. This ensures that impurities are being drawn out while at the same time allowing for the ingredients to penetrate.