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As radical as ever, Karin Herzog takes a refreshing
and some would say controversial view on this matter....because
we know you WILL pick & squeeze, we would rather guide, support
and educate you on HOW to self extract correctly, to minimise damage.
There are two kits available in this routine. You can save money by purchasing the kit compared to purchasing
the products individually.
Home Extraction Routine
Clean hands thoroughly before you begin.
Apply any of the
Karin Herzog Cleansers
to eye area, face and neck massaging for approximately 2 minutes
then remove with a damp Face Silk or cloth.
Take a small amount of
Mild Scrub and mix
in the palm of the hand with equal parts water. Work into the
face using small circular movements (avoiding eye area). Pay
particular attention to where there is most congestion. Remove
all traces using a damp silk or cloth.
Blot the face with a tissue. Apply a thin
layer of the Essential
Mask or Oxygen
Face Cream avoiding the eye area; DO NOT MASSAGE IN BUT
LEAVE TO SELF-PENETRATE. Apply a thicker layer on very congested
areas. Leave for approximately 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes you are ready to begin extraction.
Looking at the face, divide it up into 3 bands: One across the
forehead, one across the nose and cheeks and one across the
jaw and chin. Look closely at these 3 bands and decide which
band has the most congestion and so needs the most extraction
and which is next and finally the area with least work to do.
Starting with the LEAST congested area, remove any traces of
Mask on the skin in this section only, leaving it on the other
2 bands only. Study the area. Decide where you want to work
and work in good light. Leaving the oxygen on the skin for the
15 minutes should have brought most of the most obvious blockages
to the skins surface.
The key to extraction is not to put too much pressure on
the delicate skins tissues and also not to use the top of the
fingers but instead work only with the balls of the finger tops
and work in a rolling action
Practice your technique at first. Perfect
the rolling action. You should apply the balls of the index
fingers flat onto the skin and then roll in towards the blockage,
applying just a very light pressure. When you feel ready move
onto real extraction on the face. Wrap the index fingers in
a double ply tissue which acts to cushion the skin.
Work by moving around the blockage so that
the pressure, though light, is not concentrated on one direction
alone. You need to come at the blockage from all angles if the
blockage is still trapped when you have worked around it in
one circle study it again. Is it raised out of the skin but
just won’t lift out fully? If so you can now try the rocking
action: Please the balls of the index fingers flat on the skin
either side of the blockage and with light pressure again rock
the fingers in alternate directions up and down side by side
so the pressure is concentrated over the blockage. This should
result in the freeing of the problem and so you can wipe away
and out of the skin. If however the blockage is still deeply
buried in the skin after one full rotation around it, leave
it until next time. Apply a small dab of Karin Herzog's
brilliant spot zapper:
and leave to self penetrate. Regular application of the Oxygen
Face cream on a daily basis will help to draw it nearer to the
surface each time so when you next extract it will come out.
CONTINUE TO EXTRACT ALL BLOCKAGES IN THIS AREA
When extracting you should never press
so hard that clear fluid draws from the skin, you must stop
squeezing if this happens. You should also immediately apply
a small dab of Herzog's
After extracting all blocked pores and blackheads
from the first area, its time to move to your next preferred
area to work on. Remember to leave the most congested band to
Continue until all bands have been worked
in the same way and you have extracted the easiest blockages.
You now need to seal the skin and help eliminate the risk
of swelling and scar tissue
Apply a small layer of
Oxygen Face Cream
or any of your recommended Herzog oxygen facial creams from
the Vita-A-Kombi range, to the whole area. (Remember
is a spot zapper and so should not be applied in blanket cover
all over the face.) With this application of oxygen to the skin
you can massage it into the tissues, as this is the second application
of Oxygen to the skin during this treatment.
N.B. Remember to never apply too much pressure during extraction.
If blockages are stubborn, they will be easier next time.
These home facial notes are designed to give
you a taste of what a professional
Karin Herzog facial can
do. If carried out correctly it will give results but it is not
intended as a replacement for a professional Herzog Oxygen Facial
in any of our salons where the treatments are carried out within
strict professional guidelines and where we recommend you visit
if you have any real skincare concerns. Our salon partners offer
a treatment, called the Bodicial, which lasts 2 hours and has body
Lymphatic drainage as part of the treatment.
We can accept no responsibility for any client
who has been a little over zealous with the extraction. If in doubt,
call our hotline - 01299 269211. A qualified therapist
should always treat serious problems or cases of persistent acne.
Your skin is delicate and when treated gently and with respect will
reward you by looking its best.