The truth about pore vacuums – do they really work?
Don’t you just hate going to the salon spa to get your blackheads removed? Don’t you wish there was something that you could use at home to get rid of blackheads effectively? Yes, you can! The gods of technology have blessed us with the amazing facial pore cleanser tool. It is a nifty little device that sucks the blackheads out of your pores in front of your very eyes. Nevermore, will you have to lie in a swivel-chair and deal with aestheticians going to town on your face with a steel stick. That steel stick is the stuff of nightmares and especially when it hurts like hell. Women are still accustomed to this metal stick of death but men tear up like they’re watching The Green Mile when the technician uses it on them.
It hurts because the stick works by skewering your skiing against the blackhead, pushing it down to the cartilage and then to the bone. It just sounds like a punishment from the seventh circle of hell.
Well, you don’t have to undergo torture anymore or even walk out of your house to get rid of blackheads. Pore vacuums are all the rage on social media, if you have an Instagram account you must’ve seen these things popping up somewhere on your feed. There are two things that social media influencers can’t get enough of – getting their hands on the latest skincare gadgets so that they can make a video on it and blackhead removal, they love the delightful disgust that surrounds blackheads. And this is why these pore vacuums have taken social media by storm, they fall in the sweet spot.
But do these devices really work or are they just another marketing gimmick which tries to harness the insecurities of people dealing with acne and blackheads? Keep reading to find out.
Do pore vacuums really work?
The answer is a resounding and joyous yes! They are so viral because they do actually work. When incorporated with a proper skincare regimen, pore vacuums work unbelievably well. You will need to follow a skincare routine because even if you do remove the blackheads and clean out your pores, they will still naturally clog up again, it’s just a matter of time. If you keep using just your pore vacuum and nothing else, it will result in a more temporary solution.
How do pore vacuums work?
Most products like topical creams or face wash work by exfoliating the skin or dissolving the dead skin, dirt or sebum. Face vacuums use the power of suction to physically extract blackheads in front of your eyes. You can steam your face before using a facial pore cleanser tool to help loosen up those pores making it easier to remove the gunk inside. (Also read: 7 benefits of steaming your face) You can then use the pore vacuum on the lowest setting and gradually increase the power as the blackheads get stubborn.
What do dermatologists have to say about pore vacuums?
A number of dermatologists have talked about pore vacuums on record and most of them have generally good things to say. Let’s check out what the most famous dermatologists have to say-
Gretchen Frieling, M.D., is a board-certified Boston dermatopathologist and CEO of GFaceMD. She says,
“To properly get rid of blackheads, you need to thoroughly wash your face with a blackhead-specific cleanser; follow up with a facial steamer to open up your pores; and apply a clay mask, which will gently pull dirt, dead skin, and oil from your face, then, employ a blackhead removal tool to extract those stubborn dots and polish off your face with a clarifying toner”. – told you about the skincare regimen part.
A board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, Dr Michele Farber, says that “extractions should always be done with an extracting tool, never hands”. This leaves either the tortuous metal stick or the painless and easy to use pore vacuum.
The truth about pore vacuums
Pore vacuums work and wonderfully at that, too. Most dermatologists are in favor of using pore vacuums to get rid of blackheads safely and effectively.
If you’re still not aboard the pore vacuum bandwagon, then click here to read more amazing facts about them.