There are disgusting (and oddly satisfying) viral videos making their rounds on the internet. Fancy gadgets known as blackhead or pore vacuums have been mesmerizing skincare and beauty lovers. Seeing them in action is pretty gross to watch but you just can’t look away.
Blackheads and other nasty blemishes can be a real pain. According to PubMed Health, blackheads form due to oil, dead skin and other debris clogging up hair follicles. The results? Little, or sometimes even large black spots on your face, usually around the nose, forehead, and chin.
Those with stubborn blackheads know how frustrating they can be. The issue is manageable for most with different washes, peels, and exfoliators. But, for some, they seem impossible to get rid of. Many are turning to these interesting tools as they’ve been all the rage among beauty bloggers and influencers. On Amazon, blackhead vacuums can retail from as little as $5 all the way up to $160. Judging from the viral videos online, they seem to work, but should we really be getting sucked (pun intended) into the craze?