It is easy to find many videos and reviews of pore vacuums on social media, as they are trendy and even satisfying to some individuals. People with blackheads are mostly eager to buy one and test it at home. But is it safe and effective? pore vacuum
The answer is yes but only if appropriately used. It can hurt the skin if used too much or not adequately, but other than that, it will clear the skin from unwanted blackheads. The best option is to prefer professional devices approved by the FDA and used by experienced technicians instead of inexpensive devices at home, but if that’s something you want to do, we have some tips.
People with sensitive skin should test the product before using it, as the suction might be too strong, but it is still easy to use and obtain immediate results. The first step is to make the skin soft and malleable beforehand, which is necessary before extracting anything. This can be done by loosening debris in the pores with some steam or a shower. The content of pores will go out efficiently and with less time if the skin is prepared in this way.
Furthermore, as every device is a little different, the different levels of suctioning intensity should also be tested to avoid any harm. The instructions usually warn against keeping the suction in one place for more than three seconds, so moving the tool around is also something to remember during use.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a blackhead remover, a pore vacuum might be the solution. Just be aware of the risks and benefits, follow the instructions given by the manufacturer, and don’t use it too often.
About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.